We understand the lure of traditional pasta, but if you are rocking the Full Body Cleanse, allow us to introduce you to a new breed of noodles. We’re not talking about corn, rice, or quinoa spaghetti—those are unfortunately not Full Body Cleanse Approved. We’re talking about spiralized vegetables. The spiralizer is a surprisingly inexpensive device (one of the most popular brands retails for $29) that turns fresh veggies into spirally, loopy noodle goodness. You don’t even have to be cleansing to enjoy the delicious, refreshing crunchy flavor.
Most spiralizers are about the size of a roll of paper towels and works a bit like a pencil sharpener. To use, hold a ripe vegetable in place with a glamp over the grinder and crank the handle. The results are a delicious mountain of fluffy curled ribbons.
Produce “Pasta” is Free of carbs, gluten, and grains (but it’s loaded with flavor)
If you’re on the Cleanse and miss grains, you may be wondering what to cook when you miss pasta. Ali Maffucci, the author of the blog Inspiralized, shares so many delightful things you can do with spiralized produce from salads to casseroles that you will have plenty of options. Of course, you can’t do any cooking on the Cleanse, so be sure to make sure the recipes you’re checking out are raw. Our recommendation? Start with zucchini, spiral it up and pair it with a nice raw cashew cheese sauce.