Vegan, healthy and quick pasta primavera

Primavera means spring in Latin. And a pasta primavera is quintessential for any Italian spread during the spring–filled with everything green and plenty of cream, it makes for the ultimate comfort food.

Fortunately for me, my newly-started vegan diet to atone for the food that I ate during the weekend, forced me to come up with my new plantbased spin on the famous Italian dish.

Ladies and gentlemen, I bring to you a foolproof, quick and easy vegan pasta primavera.

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Ingredients:

Sauce:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 chopped garlic
  • 1 grated zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of warm water
  • 2 sprigs of spring onions
  • The juice of 1 lime
  • Sea salt and pepper

Pasta:

  • Buckwheat pasta
  • 3 cloves of garlic, fried till golden in a pan
  • 1 handful of spinach roughly chopped
  • 1 handful of baby asparagus, grilled
  • Zucchini ribbons (you can make these by peeling off the skin of the large zucchini with a peeler)
  • Red chili flakes
  • Sea salt and black pepper

 

How to make it:

  • Make the sauce by mixing all it’s ingredients together and blending with a handmixer till smooth and creamy
  • Cook the buckwheat pasta according to the instructions
  • In a pan, sautee the asparagus first (because it needs more cooking time), then cook down the spinach for a minute.
  • Turn off the heat, and add the zucchini ribbons
  • Remove the veggies and cook the garlic until nice and golden brown
  • Once the pasta is cooked, add it to the pan along with the fried garlic and veggies
  • Turn off the heat, and add the pasta to a plate with the avocado sauce and mix well
  • If you allow the avocado sauce to touch the heat, it’s vibrant green color will fade
  • Enjoy!

Super simple and super good for you, this plant-based vegan avocado pasta primavera is packed with vitamins and is crazy easy to make. Also, it tastes AMAZEBALLS!

It’s really versatile as well . The beauty of this recipe is that you can use whatever green ingredients you have in your fridge on that day: peas, green string beans…

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After last night I’m sure everyone can use a little detox water. Let’s jump start the resolutions this fine morning! Hydrate yourself, go for a walk, get some vitamin sun. 🌞👍😊

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Breakfast in bed for two? Yes, please!

We’ve got a Chia seed pudding with fresh kiwi, almonds, goji berries, and pumpkin seeds. And a smoothie jam-packed with bananas, kiwi, pineapple, coconut milk, turmeric and ginger!

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Breakfast smoothie anyone?

This super simple smoothie is the perfect remedy for lazy and sluggish mornings!

– ¼ cup of oats
– 2 tspn flaxseed
– grated ginger
-grated turmeric
-cinnamon
– 2 ripe bananas
– 4 tbsn pumpkin or sunflower seeds
– handful of strawberries (frozen is perfect)
– Half an avocado
– coconut water or milk

Blend until the oats and seeds make the mixture smooth, silky, and creamy.

This smoothie will give you the energy of a few cups of coffee, but without the crash! Plus, it’s crazy good for you!

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Wakie, wakie to a Mexican – inspired breakie! Morning!

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Leftover healthy cream of mushroom soup from last night’s dinner with some naughty blue-cheese toast for lunch today. God it was good.

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Breakfast anyone?

Made breakfast for the Bae and I. You’ve got homemade granola with yogurt and frozen berries, kiwi, orange, apple, and 2 soft-boiled eggs each! Ready for the day ahead!

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In a non-stop snacking kinda mood. Fresh mango, banana, coconut water, rye cakes, and Chia coconut Roo’ Bar. And yes, I will eat it all by myself because I’ve got the blues and I do what I want.

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Used some left over avocado dipping sauce from last night’s dinner to make some super easy quesadillas minus the queso. With silky smooth avocado and yogurt sauce, char grilled peppers, jalapeños, and beans you won’t even miss the cheese!

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Pimped up some brownies with some organic chocolate syrup, almonds, and macerated strawberries. Ah hells yeah!

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