Zesty Zucchini Sauce
I've started focusing on food combining lately, to cut down on some digestive discomfort I was experiencing. Food combining is a way to streamline the digestive process to help with the bloated, sluggish feeling after meals. Basically, you choose one dense food (i.e. animal protein, starchy vegetable/grain, or nuts and seeds) at every meal and fill the rest of your plate up with raw or cooked leafy greens and non-starchy vegetables. Personally, I noticed that every time I combined a fat with a meal, I would get bloated and gassy. This meant saying goodbye to my favorite tahini (sesame seed paste) salad dressing and creating a more digestive-friendly alternative. Thus, Zesty Zucchini was born.
Zucchini is so magical. In addition to being packed with anti-oxidants, zucchini improves digestion, stabilizes blood sugar levels, supports the nervous system, improves eye health, reduced inflammation in the body, and improves thyroid and adrenal functions. WHEW! That's a hard-working veggie right there!
3 medium zucchini, peeled and chopped
1 jalapeno, roughly chopped
2 cloves of garlic
Juice of 2 lemons
1/4 cup packed fresh cilantro
2 green onions, ends trimmed and roughly chopped
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Store in the fridge for up to a week for salads, dips, or sauces on Buddha bowls.