The delicious taste and the many medicinal and health benefits of carrots are what makes carrots such an important vegetable across the globe. Most of the benefits of carrots can be attributed to their beta-carotene and fiber content. Carrots are also a good source of antioxidant agents. And carrots are rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, vitamin B8, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese. Superfood, the first one here…
The second superfood in this recipe is spinach! Spinach is well known for its nutritional qualities and its abilities to restore energy, increase vitality and improve the quality of the blood primarily based on the fact that spinach is rich in iron. Iron plays a central role in the function of red blood cells, in energy production and DNA synthesis. Spinach is also an excellent source of vitamin K (vital for your bone health!), vitamin A, vitamin C and folic acid as well as being a good source of manganese, magnesium, iron and vitamin B2.
Ingredients for one soul:
- 1 large thick carrot, washed and spiralized into spaghetti
- 1 teaspoon olive oil, extra virgin, sea salt
- Spinach dressing:
- 2 handful fresh spinach (washed and drained)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil, extra virgin
- Sea salt
- Lemon juice from half a lemon
- 1 handful sunflower seeds
- 100 ml oat milk (or any other plant-based milk)
- Vegan parmesan (grind cashews and nutritional yeast 1:1, together with some sea salt), sprouts for decoration
- Black pepper (optional)
Prepare a pasta plate with the carrot spaghetti, blended with the olive oil and the sea salt.
Put all ingredients for the spinach dressing in your blender and blend until smooth. Please feel free to play with the quantities of the ingredients. If you want more olive oil in the sauce, add it. If you want to have a richer texture, add more sunflower seeds. Replace the sunflower seeds with cashews to create a variation. Replace the oat milk with other plant-based milk alternatives.
Put the spinach dressing on top of the carrot spaghetti. Add some sprouts and vegan parmesan.
Enjoy your meal!