We’re heading deeper into the colder months which makes this the perfect time for comfort foods coated with none-other-than a creamy delicious sauce. In addition to the sweet potatoes in my Garlic Tomato Basil Sweet Potato Noodles Recipe, it is also combined with other nutritious veggies, garlic and herbs. This dish is easy, fun, filling and light—who can ask for anything more?!
You Beauties have heard me talk about sweet potatoes many times here on the blog and in other Beauty Detox recipes (they’re my jam!)—as they are an absolute staple in the Beauty Detox lifestyle.
As you can see from their beautifully brilliant orange color, they are packed with vitamins A, B6 and C and are naturally low in sodium, and very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Another amazing benefit is that they’re a good source of dietary fiber (making them wonderfully filling), and able to digest well.
Sweet potatoes are also chock-full of minerals and vitamins, making them a healthy beauty must!
Garlicy sauces are tasty, but typically many recipes often call for butter or other dairy, which is a Beauty nightmare! Instead, I wanted to create a healthier and beautifying version, that’s still delicious and guilt-free. You may have noticed I have not been eating as much garlic or onion personally since I’ve learned that I have a lot of Pitta dosha in my constitution, as outlined by Ayurveda, and it can be overly stimulating for me personally. Still, I enjoy it from time to time.
Why garlic? Because it does have some great health properties. These bulbs can be extremely helpful in cleaning out toxins from our bodies, and that’s numero uno for us Beauty Detoxers. Garlic promotes an important flushing mechanism to support our ongoing cleansing efforts and boost our immunity (which is from the peristalsis and diuretic actions).
Its potency helps to eliminate intestinal unbalances—removing unwanted parasites and unfriendly bacteria. Though strong in flavor, some garlic can certainly help keep those nutrient-suckers at bay!
Another favorite fact is that garlic is so potent, it can dissolve mucus in the sinus cavities! As a result, it flushes waste out of our systems—for good! What an amazing benefit for all of us Beauties, but especially for those still transitioning away from dairy!
Garlic also helps poisons exit the body through the pores of the skin, but a little smell might be worth it for some cleansing action. Just be careful not to get too close to your fellow co-workers and friends (unless they share the love of this garlicky dish with you!). ;)
Before you get started….do you need a spiralizer get one here!
Gather all your ingredients!
Use your vegetable spiralizer to make noodles out of your sweet potatoes. Set to the side.
Meanwhile, in a large sauté pan, heat coconut oil over medium heat and add in sweet potato noodles.
Toss frequently while making your sauce.
In a small soup pot, combine all ingredients for the sauce heat until warm. Add the onions.
Add the garlic.
Add the arrowroot starch.
Add the tamari.
Slow simmer the sauce while stirring.
Pour sauce over cooking sweet potato pasta.
Add the spinach and fresh basil.
Add the tomatoes. Then bring mixture to a simmer and cover with a lid. Cook until sweet potatoes noodles are soft, about 10 more minutes of cooking. Uncover and cook until sauce is reduced and noodles are finished.
Enjoy with a friend! Serves two. :)
This recipe is sure to give your tummy that full-feelling sensation without the heaviness- while still being packed with beauty-building nutrients. Let’s get spiraling!
Use your vegetable spiralizer to make noodles out of your sweet potatoes. Set to the side. Meanwhile, in a large sauté pan, heat coconut oil over medium heat and add in sweet potato noodles. Toss frequently while making your sauce.
In a small soup pot, combine all ingredients for the sauce heat until warm.
Pour sauce over cooking sweet potato pasta. Stir in spinach, basil and tomatoes. Bring mixture to a simmer and cover with a lid. Cook until sweet potatoes noodles are soft, about 10 more minutes of cooking. Uncover and cook until sauce is reduced and noodles are finished.