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Avocado Spinach Pasta

Most people love avocados. But did you know that aside from tasting great, they’re also really nutritious? In a single serving avocados have 2 grams of protein, 15 grams of healthy fats, and 7 grams of fiber! Avocados are also considered to be a low-carb food.

Spinach is another terrific plant food that’s loaded with lots of nutritious benefits. Eating spinach nourishes your skin, hair, bones, and is an incredible source of iron and folate. It’s also low in calories. Between the avocado and the spinach, it’s a great way to eat your favorite pasta dish and still get your veggies in your daily diet.

avocado-and-spinach-pasta

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INGREDIENTS

10 oz spaghetti or fettuccine
1 clove garlic
1 avocado
1 cup fresh spinach
½ cup pecans
¼ cup basil
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
¾ to 1 cup pasta water
salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

– Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package.
– While pasta is cooking, add the rest of the ingredients to your blender and blend until it turns into a smooth sauce. Start with ¾ cup of pasta water and add more as needed to get the consistency you want.
– Toss the pasta with the sauce in a bowl and serve immediately. This sauce is best served the day it is made, as it uses avocados which will turn a brownish color.

I hope you enjoy this delicious meal! Please be sure to let us know how you liked it in the comments below.

To your health!

Anny

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