Weekend Recipes: Organic Edamame & Mung Bean Fettuccine with Avocado Sauce

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You guys, I’ll be totally honest.  I missed out on getting that summer body so now that summer is actually here I am trying to eat clean.  I have been eating plant based and vegan several times a week.  I also have been trying to cut out carbs but I love pasta and wanted to find a healthy alternative to it. I found Explore Cuisine’s Organic Edamame & Mung Bean Fettuccine. There are only two ingredients that make this noodle and it is edamame which is the green soy bean and mung bean.

 

what is mung bean good for

If you are not familiar with mung beans it is a green bean that is native to Asia.  There are so many health benefits to eating mung beans.  Some include they are great for anti- aging, so they reduce wrinkles and age spots.  They also give you a glow, it helps add radiance to your skin because of the copper that is in mung bean, so you will get that glow from the inside out.  It also helps your hair and add shine to it.  Mung beans are also rich in fiber which help you get a healthy gut, helps speed up your metabolism and helps you feel full longer so you won’t get cravings throughout the day. It is high in calcium so it helps you have stronger bones, lowers your cholesterol and regulates blood pressure. It also helps with building your immune system up and sharpens your memory.  There are so many other health benefits from eating mung beans the list goes on.

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I followed the recipe on the side of the Explore Cuisine box loosely and changed it a little.  This is what I did:

This recipe is for 4 servings, but if you want to make to just cut everything in half.

What you need:

 

  • 8oz of Organic Edamame and Mung bean fettuccine
  • 2 small avocados
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 1/2 cup of cilantro (optional)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tbsp of lime juice (or lemon) I prefer it fresh try not to use that fake one in the plastic yellow lemon
  • 1/4 tsp of Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp of pepper or add more to taste
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of pasta water (after you boil it)
  • A few tomatoes of your choice (optional)
Instructions:
1.  Bring 8 cups of water to a boil then add the fettuccine
2. While water is boiling start preparing your sauce
3. Reduce heat and let it simmer for 7 to 8 minutes
4. Strain
Sauce instructions:

Blend all the ingredients in a food processor except the oil and add the hot pasta water at the end to make the sauce smooth and creamy. At the end spoon in the oil and mix. If you want to make it like mine with a few chopped pieces of avocado then blend one and a half avocados and leave the other half chopped.  If you don’t have a food processor it is really easy to mush this up in a bowl.

I like my tomatoes hot i quickly put them in a pan with a little olive oil and garlic and tossed them quickly then added them to my dish.

Serve hot and Enjoy!

 

 

 

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