With the holidays right around the corner, it’s easy to get back into the groove of eating fatty, hearty filling foods. Lately I’ve been craving something like chicken alfredo. I looked up a few recipes for alfredo sauce and was a bit overwhelmed. It basically consists of heavy cream, parmesan, salt, and butter. Lots of fatty, but don’t get me wrong, tasty ingredients. After much researching, I opted for something lighter like this creamy avocado pasta created by oh she glows, a great blogger with tasty vegan recipes. This pasta really hit the spot, providing that similar creamy texture like alfredo sauce, but it used more wholesome and simple ingredients that provide nutrients.

I mixed up the recipe by using spinach and kale instead of basil, and included a red pepper for some sweetness.

Ingredients:

1) One Avocado

2) Two Kale leaves

3) Hand full of spinach

4) Half a lemon – squeeze for juice

5) One clove garlic

6) (Not pictured) Quarter of a peeled red pepper

7) Pinch of Salt for tasting

Fresh ingredients

Chop all ingredients up!

all chopped up

Put all ingredients in blender and blend. If you have trouble blending, add a teaspoon of water at a time or more lemon juice to ease the blending process. I use a bullet blender which works quite well.

Blended sauce

Pile avocado sauce on top and dig in!

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Does this look yummy or what? I made enough for two meals and will bring this into work tomorrow. Thanks oh she glows! It was an amazing recipe. How does your pasta taste?

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Avocado Pasta

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