I had this kind of pasta noodle awhile ago and thoroughly enjoyed them. Edamame is an immature soybean in the pod but the benefits are still amazing although some may disagree on eating them because they are a green and natural whole food it is up to you to decide.
Edamame is low on carbs and calories but high with clean protein as well as dietary fiber, vitamins A, variations of B, C, E, K , Calcium, Magnesium, potassium. I am sure I messed some more but even these few awesome befits suggest help to the cardiovascular system just to name one great benefit.
Now on to the other great part of this spaghettis noodle spirulina also known as an algae. Yes, you read that right but before you write it off take a look at some great things this little algae can do. It can be cultivated world wide in salt or fresh water plus it contains plant based protein.
I can’t believe all the great things this little algae does. Studies have shown it helps with weight loss, gut health and diabetes, detoxing of heavy materials and help with hyperactivity/ADHD.
Spirulina has the normal vitamins like iron, B6, B12, A, C, magnesium but it has antioxidants, anti-inflammatory benefits. This little algae has so many great benefits its classified as a supper food and if you haven’t already please take a look at spirulina.
This recipe is not hard and is simple and can swap out the basics depending on your taste or what you have around.
Edamame & Spirulina Spaghetti:
Serves 4 (with leftovers) Less than 30 minutes including prep
1 8 ounce box of edamame and spirulina spaghetti
2 medium size roma tomato cut in bite size pieces
4-5 garlic cloves diced
1/2 white onion diced
4 small sweet peppers diced
1 1/4 cup up crushed tomatoes
1-2 tablespoon olive oil
Salt, black pepper, dried oregano, dried parsley per taste and 2 drops of basil essential oil
In a large pot cook spaghetti per package directions. While the noodles are cooking chop/dice garlic, onion, tomato and sweet pepper. In sauté pan on medium/high heat add olive oil, sweet peppers sauté then add onion garlic, diced tomato and seasoning sautéing until onions are translucent then add crushed tomatoes, let simmer then add the drained noodles and toss together then serve. Add parmesan on top if desired.