My favourite quick post-boot camp dinner that tastes better than any take-away
Apologies for lack of posts of late, I have been very excited about the up and coming building work due to commence on our house in the next few weeks! When it's done, there will be a brand new fitness studio and what will be my dream kitchen - which I cannot wait to hold the next Nourish workshop in!
Anyhow, talking of Nourishing I am so excited to share this recipe with you! This stunning dish of sweet potato noodles with sesame sauce and kale tastes SO GOOD you'll actually question whether it IS any good for you!
Allow me to tell you that it 100% certainly is. Very VERY good for you in fact! Here's a few reasons why:
These beauties are full of vitamins A, B6 and C, naturally low in sodium. Their high fibre content makes them very filling and easy to digest. They also contain high levels of the beautifying minerals potassium and manganese. So they make a great post-workout food!
You may well have heard me mention on one (or more...) occasions what a nutritional powerhouse the mighty kale is!
It's again full of fibre and is a great blood-builder, from it's high levels of chlorophyll that help us to naturally clean our blood.
Another reason to love it (and include plenty in your diet) is that it contains very high levels of protein! Plant protein is far easier for the body to digest and utilise, than animal protein which is why this does serve us very well to eat this as a post-workout dinner!
Again a firm favourite of mine, and one of the healthiest and overall nutritionally beneficial oils to cook with. It contains lauric acid, which is great for boosting the immune system and I have found it a great flavour enhancer that makes dishes taste incredible. For a full list of the benefits of coconut oil (and there are a lot!) click here
I have found this dish works equally well in all seasons: it is warming and filling during the winter months, yet light enough to be enjoyed in the summer. We tend to make at least three portions, so my husband can enjoy the leftovers for lunch the following day 🙂
If you don't have a spiriliser, a julienne peeler will work just as well (only it will take you slightly longer!) This is the one that you can use with sweet potatoes
Here's the recipe and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
A stunning Asian style noodle dish that's 100% gluten-free, vegan and ideal for a post-workout meal
- 2 large or 3 medium organic sweet potatoes
- 4 chopped organic spring onions
- 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
- 1 bag organic shredded kale
- 4 tablespoons organic tahini
- 4 tablespoons organic apple cyder vinegar
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons organic coconut nectar
- pinch organic pink Himalayan sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
- handful organic sesame seeds
Preheat oven to 180C
Peel and spiralise the sweet potatoes into noodles (if you don't have a spiriliser, use a julienne pealer - it will take slightly longer but tastes the same!)
Massage 1 tbspn coconut oil into the kale, adding salt to taste. Spread evenly on a baking tray.
Heat 1 tbspn coconut oil in a pan (if yours is not non-stick) and add the sweet potato noodles.
When these start to soften, add the spring onions and cook until soft.
Put the kale in the oven and keep and eye on it (usually takes about 10 minutes to soften unless you like it crispy, in which case leave it in a little longer)
Add the sesame sauce to the sweet potato and spring onions, mixing evenly.
Take the kale out of the oven when it is how you like it, and transfer a serving into bowls (you will have some left over.)
Add a serving of the noodles on top of the kale and sprinkle with sesame seeds.