Back to School Noodle Bowl
- ¾ cup organic reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
- 1 Tablespoon fresh minced ginger root
- ⅓ cup liquid aminos (or coconut aminos for soy-free version)
- ⅓ cup almond or peanut butter
- 2 Tablespoons raw honey
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1 scoop Organixx Clean Sourced Collagens powder (optional; omit for vegan version)
- 12 ounces kelp noodles (I used Sea Tangle noodle company)
- ⅓ cup chopped scallions
- ⅓ cup chopped almonds or peanuts
- 4-6 cups of chopped/shredded veggies (e.g. broccoli, carrots, spinach, mushrooms, cabbage, etc.)
- chicken, shrimp, or tofu
- Prepare noodles according to directions on the package.
- Meanwhile, combine chicken/vegetable broth, ginger, liquid aminos, almond/peanut butter, honey, garlic, cayenne pepper, and Organixx collagens powder (if using) in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until nut butter melts and the mixture is heated.
- Add in veggies and noodles and continue to cook for a few more minutes. If using veggies that need more cooking time, saute them first and then add to your sauce ingredients.
- Garnish with green onions and almonds/peanuts and enjoy!
Serves 4. Per Serving (based on using chicken broth, liquid aminos, almond butter, almonds, broccoli, carrots, spinach & mushrooms):
Calories: 249 | Total Fat: 16 g | Total Carbohydrate: 24 g | Dietary Fiber: 7 g | Protein: 11 g
Almonds are a fantastic source of antioxidants that protect against oxidative stress which can contribute to inflammation, aging, and diseases like cancer.
Don’t have almond butter on hand but have almonds? Make your own almond butter in a food processor or high-speed blender. You need around 2 cups + 2 TBSP of almonds to make 1 cup of almond butter.
Cayenne pepper is a good source of beta carotene and antioxidants that support the immune system. The key compound in cayenne called capsaicin is also cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory, helps prevent kidney stones and speed up metabolism and has beneficial effects on the GI system.
Garlic is a member of the allium family (which also includes onion, scallion, shallot, leek, and chives) and is clinically shown to support the immune system.
Ginger is a potent aromatic herb and a good natural source of vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese. It also contains the antioxidant gingerol, which fights free radicals in the body that lead to psychological and physical stress.
Kelp noodles hail from Korea and are a low-carb, low-calorie, gluten-free alternative to regular pasta. These translucent noodles are made with 3 ingredients: kelp (an edible seaweed), sodium alginate (sodium salt extracted from a brown seaweed), and water.
Liquid aminos are made from soybeans. They are most often used as healthier alternatives to soy or tamari sauce as they are MSG-free as well as gluten-free.
With the Organixx Clean Sourced Collagens in this recipe, you not only get 5 different types of collagen, but also camu camu, acerola cherry, horsetail extract (silica), and zinc gluconate to ensure your body can actually USE the collagen you’re taking.
Raw honey is a good source of many vitamins and is rich in antioxidants. Its antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties can help improve overall immune function.
Scallions aka green onions have a mild onion taste and can be used raw or cooked.