The recipe that I am sharing with you today is my Sunchoke Mushroom Broccoli Gluten-Free Pasta, and Beauties, it is mouth-watering good! This filling and tasty dish is made up of satisfying gluten-free pasta noodles and loads of nutrient-rich veggies and nutritional yeast. With a light and super flavorful sauce, I think you are really going to enjoy this newest creation. It’s the perfect meal to make when you are craving something a bit more hearty.
Go For Gluten-Free
When we are craving hearty foods, like Sunchoke Mushroom Broccoli Gluten-Free Pasta, it’s important to seek out the best noodles for your body. In order to achieve your highest levels of health and beauty, remember to stay away from white and wheat flour products. Regular old pasta noodles certainly are not the best options for you. Many of us have issues with gluten. Wheat, which contains gluten, can be bloating and inflammatory on your entire systems.
Instead, opt for noodles made from beauty grains, like quinoa, amaranth, brown rice, or even edamame. Soba noodles are also a fun choice! For this Sunchoke Mushroom Broccoli Gluten-Free Pasta recipe, I used quinoa noodles. This way I can get in some extra protein. Feel free to even substitute zucchini noodles in this dish if that is what you are feeling. The key to remember when making comfort foods like pasta is to make it work with you, using the healthiest options you can find.
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Prebiotic Rich Sunchokes
Have you ever heard of sunchokes Beauties? They are also commonly referred to as the Jerusalem artichoke, though they don’t resemble an artichoke at all :) Sunchokes look more like ginger in my opinion, tubular and root-like. They range from pale brown to white, red and purple in color. And we are so lucky to live in a time where you can find them pretty commonly sold in your local market.
They can be eaten raw, made into flour, cooked or even pickled. For my Sunchoke Mushroom Broccoli Gluten-Free Pasta recipe, I cooked them on the stove to bring out their creamy taste. When cooked they taste like a cross between a potato and the heart of an artichoke, so delicious!
Everyone should be on the lookout for these tasty gems as they are packed with nutrients that all of our bodies need. For example, just one serving has 30 percent of our daily needs for thiamine, vitamin B. And vitamin B is a beauty builder. It helps keep your locks looking shiny and your eyes looking bright!
Even better, sunchokes have some major prebiotic effects. Thanks to its ample sources of inulin, a type of fiber, sunchokes work wonders on your system. Prebiotics can help increase our beneficial microorganisms and good bacteria to grow in our guts. This helps keep our immune system running optimally. Our bodies need prebiotics just as much as they need probiotics. And Beauties, if you aren’t taking probiotics let me highly suggest you do so.
Consuming broad spectrum SBO probiotics, like my Feel Good Probiotics+, brings balance back to your body. They’re hearty and can survive stomach acid to implant in your gut. They help to build friendly bacteria and improve digestive health. Definitely check them out!
Do you know what phytonutrient broccoli is extremely rich in? Have you ever heard of kaempferol? Inside of our digestive tract, kaempferol has the ability to lessen the impact of allergy-related substances. This is accomplished by it’s lowering the immune system’s production of IgE-antibodies. When the impact of allergy-related substances is lessened, the kaempferol in broccoli can help lower our risk of chronic inflammation. Inflammation is something so many of us are dealing with on a regular basis and it can wreak havoc on our inner and outer glow.
Luckily for us, broccoli is also an amazing detoxer. So it can really help turn you around if you are needing to get on a better track. There are three glucosinolate phytonutrients found in a special combination in broccoli. And what’s so cool is that this amazing trio is able to support all steps in the body’s detox process. Those steps of detoxing include activation, neutralization, and elimination of unwanted contaminants. Who doesn’t what a little extra help with that?
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I believe mushrooms are truly little miracles and we are so lucky to reap their benefits. They have been known for centuries as mighty healers, offering strengthening and restorative powers. When I was traveling in Japan, Korea and China I discovered so many different types of mushrooms. They are so loved over there, and with good reason.
One thing I hear from a lot of people is that they are not aware of all the miraculous benefits that mushrooms provide. For starters, do you know that this little fungus contains protein? Well surprise Beauties, mushrooms do! They also contain powerful antioxidants that work to protects cells and fight oxidative stress. Mushrooms are linked to boosting the immune system and slowing aging. Even more interesting, mushrooms are an amazing natural tonic for fatigue. Boosting great amounts of vitamin B5, mushrooms can help fuel the brain and prevent a decline in cognitive health.
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I try to eat mushrooms at least once a week to harness their miraculous benefits. By adding them into vegan meals like my Sunchoke Mushroom Broccoli Gluten-Free Pasta recipe you can be on your way to harnessing their miracle powers as well!
Nutrient-Packed Nutritional Yeast
By far another star ingredient in this Sunchoke Mushroom Broccoli Gluten-Free Pasta recipe is the nutrient and flavor-packed ingredient, nutritional yeast. I just love this stuff and really can never get enough of it! It truly helps create a cheese-like flavor that so many of us crave. That’s right beauties. It can be your best friend when it comes to creating flavor and texture that is reminiscent of that congestive food that serves us no good. Not only is nutritional yeast a great vegan cheese like substitute, but also it is so rich in numerous nutrients that all of us need!
Never heard of this gem or still a little wary to try it? Don’t let its name fool you. Nutritional yeast is actually a high protein food, containing 71% protein by weight. With sixteen different amino acids, coupled with its protein ratio, it should be high on everyone’s plant-based eaters list. Plus it is an amazing source of vitamin B and key minerals like phosphorous and chromium. Nutritional yeast can help your brain, body, and muscles tremendously. And believe me, it tastes sooo good!
I hope you love how flavorful and delicious my Sunchoke Mushroom Broccoli Gluten-Free Pasta recipe tastes. It’s hearty, and warming making that much better to enjoy during these winter months! Plus it’s loaded with nutrients that do wonders for your body. Why not make it easy on yourself this week and serve this up. And don’t forget Beauties, be sure to tag me on Instagram in all your recipe creations! And if you are on Pinterest, pin it and share it with your friends!
- 1 lb broccoli, chopped into florets
- 1 lb gluten-free pasta
- 1lb sunchokes, cleaned and cut into ¼ inch slices (peel if you prefer)
- 2 Tbs. coconut oil
- 1 lb mushrooms, chopped into pieces
- 1 Tbs. thyme
- 4 tsp. fresh rosemary
- ¼ cup nutritional yeast
- 4 cups veggie broth
- Sea salt, to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Place your broccoli in a large pot of water and bring the water to a boil.
- Once your water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to medium and add your pasta to the pot with broccoli, and cook according to the instructions on your package.
- Once it is completed cooking, drain the water from the pasta and broccoli and set aside.
- Meanwhile, while your water is heating up, use a large skill to saute sunchokes in coconut oil. Do this for about 4 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
- Then stir your mushrooms to your skillet, adding in a few tablespoons of water if needed so they don’t stick to your pan, as they begin to cook down.
- Sprinkle in your thyme and fresh rosemary and let the mushrooms cook until they soften (about 5 minutes).
- Pour your vegetable broth into the skillet. Turn heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes to reduce the broth by half.
- Once the broth is reduced, stir in the nutritional yeast.
- Pour the mushroom sunchoke broth over your broccoli and pasta and stir together.
- Serve with freshly ground black pepper and sea salt to taste.