Zoodle Pesto Pasta

I’m not sure if you are all aware of this EXTREMELY important holiday...but today, August 8th, is National Zucchini Day. I know, it seems like it’s another food holiday every single day, but it’s still fun to celebrate!! Especially when it involves a heaping plate of zoodles.

What exactly are zoodles, you may ask? Zucchini+noodles=Zoodles. It's not actually pasta, it’s just zucchini that is spiralized to resemble a pasta-like shape. Let me tell you...GAME. CHANGER. I love being able to eat a huge plate of “pasta”--and have it still be raw and vegan! While there is nothing wrong with traditional pasta, this alternative packs a nutritional punch and offers a low-carb alternative. Green Dream adds even more nutrients to this dish. It's pretty low in protein, so adding Green Dream makes this light meal more filling and it will sustain you for longer. You can find spiralizers online, and even on as-seen-on-TV infomercials!! Watch our YouTube video to see how to make this recipe step-by-step!

Serves 2

Gather This:

  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 3/4 C cashews
  • 1/2 C pine nuts
  • 1 cup of basil
  • 2 T water
  • 1 T nutritional yeast
  • 1 t Green Dream
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 t garlic powder (optional)
  • 1 t sea salt
  • 1 t Bragg's organic sea kelp delight (optional)
  • 1 t hemp seeds for seasoning
  • 2 zucchinis (one per person)

Do This:

  1. Cut both ends off of the zucchini
  2. Follow the directions for your spiralizer and transform your zucchini into thin ribbons, placing the final product into two large bowls
  3. Mix all of the pesto ingredients in a high-speed blender. If the mixture isn’t incorporating properly, feel free to add more water and/or olive oil to get things moving
  4. Divide the pesto sauce evenly amongst the “pasta” and stir it all together!
  5. Optional (but delicious) toppings include hemp seeds, herbs, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, and tempeh!

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Create this gorgeous and vibrant salad with phytochemical-rich arugula and bell pepper, tomatoes, and sweet, nutritious summer corn. Tossed with our favorite Green Dream Savory Blend and you have a tasty, hydrating and nourishing summer salad!


I love making a refreshing salad like this one because it’s bright, colorful and loaded with everything I need to keep my day happy and elevated. Sweet corn balances the peppery arugula and tart tomatoes. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and savory, satisfying and hydrating, light and filling. 


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Gather This:

1 cup arugula

½ red bell pepper (sliced)

Handful of multi tomatoes (halved)

3 cups corn (fresh, grilled, or frozen)

1 small onion (chopped)

1 lemon (juiced)

1/4 cup sesame seed oil

1 tsp Green Dream Savory Blend

3 tbsp Green Dream-covered roasted pumpkin seeds (Coat seeds in superfood powders and roast them in the oven at 350F for 5-7 minutes for a wholesome crunch!)

Salt + pepper to taste



Do This:

If using fresh corn, blanch the corn for 1 minute or grill the corn. If using frozen corn, thaw out the corn before using. Chop tomatoes, bell pepper and onion. In a large mixing bowl, combine the arugula, corn, bell pepper, tomatoes and onion. Add the lemon juice, sesame oil, Green Dream Savory Bend, and salt & pepper. Mix well to combine. Taste for seasoning adding more lemon juice or salt & pepper as needed. Finish with a handful of Green Dream roasted pumpkin seeds and you’re done! Enjoy right away, or let the salad sit for about 10 minutes (you can also chill it if you like). The arugula will soften and slightly wilt during that time, making it a bit easier to eat. ENJOY!


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We’re in the thick of summer and the heat is INTENSE. I hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and hydrated because this is the time of year the sun does all of its hardest work. That means eating plenty of clean, cool foods loaded with nutrients and prepared as simple as possible. 


Smoothies (and smoothie bowls) are a favorite of mine because they cover all of those bases in the summer. They’re delicious, super easy to make, and can be modified to suit your body’s tastes and needs. Right now, our summer cleanse is in full gear, so I’m packing my smoothie bowls with all the fiber and antioxidants I can. This dragonfruit smoothie bowl has everything I need to stay hydrated, healthy, and cool in the July heat. 


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Gather This: 

½ cup red dragonfruit chips

½ cup fresh raspberries 

1 tbsp Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend

1 cup frozen mango

1 cup frozen blueberries 

1 cup plant-based milk

1 tbsp bee pollen

2 tbsp coconut shreds

1 tbsp Berry Bee Honey


Do This:

Blend all the wet/frozen ingredients and Berry Bliss in a high-powered blender and pour in your favorite bowl. Add dragonfruit chips in a neat arrangement around or on one side of the bowl (for dipping) and top with bee pollen, coconut shreds, and more honey as desired. Enjoy! 

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Gather This:

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1 cup of frozen coconut meat

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2 cups cashew milk (video tutorial here)

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1 tbsp Coconut Dream Coconut Butter

½ tbsp Berry Bee Honey


Do This:

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Gather This:

8-10 crimini mushrooms

½ cup vegan cheese

1 can sliced or quartered artichoke hearts

A handful of kale (finely chopped)

½ cup sun-dried tomatoes (chopped)

1 tsp Green Dream Savory Blend


Do This:

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Gather This:

1 cup Forager Project organic dairy-free cashewgurt

A drizzle of Berry Bee Honey

¼ cup assorted berries 

1 tbsp coconut flakes

Cacao Magic Cupcake (optional)


Do This:
Add the yogurt to a small bowl and top with berries and coconut flakes. Scoop desired amount of honey into a microwaveable glass and zap just long enough to liquefy about 15 seconds. Drizzle honey over a bowl and enjoy! 

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1 cup peppadew peppers

1 tbsp pesto

1 cup olives

1 cup truffle macadamia almonds

1 tsp Green Dream Savory Blend

1 tsp pepper


Do This:

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