Saturday, July 21, 2012

Simple Summer Pasta

Zucchini (summer squash) is an excellent source of carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. Carotenoids are powerful antioxidants that protect our cells from damage caused by free radicals. Carotenoids, specifically beta-carotene, also enhance the function of the immune system. There are more nutrients in zucchini than in cucumbers! Zucchini has a higher percentage of vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and manganese than cucumbers. Since cooking food kills the enzymes and lowers the nutritional value of vegetables, it is good to consider a raw summer (squash) pasta so you can gain all the nutrients and enzymes it provides. Zucchini pasta is very tasty, energizing and easy to prepare. See recipe below. Last weekend we prepared cucumber rolls, also very easy to do. Enjoy!


Summer Squash Pasta Recipe
Serves 1-2 
Prep Time 15 minutes! 

 Ingredients for pasta:
∙ 2 organiuc zucchini/summer squash

Directions:
1. Using a carrot peeler, peel zucchini (until you reach the seeds) and evenly distribute peels to 2 plates or bowls. Do not discard of the the skin peels as it holds the most nutrition!
2. Top off pasta with raw tomato sauce and enjoy!

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