Nutritionist Peggy Kotsopoulos' delicious cleanse-friendly pasta recipe will make you forget you're in detox.
By Peggy Kotsopoulos
1/2 cup walnuts
1 tbsp hemp seeds
2 cups fresh basil
3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
4 medium-sized zucchini or yellow summer squash
3/4 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
3/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil), julienned
- For the pesto, add walnuts, hemp seeds, basil, garlic, olive oil and salt to food processor; process until well combined.
- Cut ends off zucchini then cut in half. Sandwich 1 segment of zucchini between mettle nose of spirooli and spiked handle; start spinning. Repeat with remaining zucchini segment. Voila, instant pasta!
- Toss zucchini pasta with remaining ingredients and pesto, to taste. Wash it all down with a refreshing cleansing cocktail (see below)!
1/2 English cucumber
1 tsp grated ginger
2 tbsp lemon juice
Blend or juice ingredients together and enjoy!