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Spicy peanut and broccoli... with a high protein twist!

Let me tell you right now how much I love this spaghetti! Don't get me wrong I love black beans in their natural form, it's just that sometimes I get a little bit 'beaned out' and I want to get my protein hit in other ways.

Plus it looks super cool :-)

This simple 10 minutes dish ramps up the protein count to crazy numbers. We talking up 40g per serving (depending on your serving size obviously-mine was quite large). Black beans, broccoli and peanut butter all combined in one easy dish. It's a no-brainer for those looking to increase their protein count on a plant based diet. And for that matter it's great for those looking for a high protein and/or low carb meal in general. I don't accurately measure the ingredients when I make this dish so the measurement below are estimates- you don't need to be too accurate- it's more the concept! You could of course add other veggies too, this is really stripped back to basics.

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For the last few months I've actually struggled to get hold of this pasta (they do other bean pasta types in their range too), however I recently went to a vegan food show in London and spoke to the supplier who said they'd had some issues with the EU allergy labelling regulations, but all was now sorted now it should be back in UK stores within the next few weeks… Yeah!! I assume the same is available worldwide whether it be this brand or another similar version.

The only ingredient is black beans, ok I appreciate it is processed to a certain degree since it has been made into a spaghetti style product, but considering its pure ingredient profile and variety it can bring to my meals I'm totally cool with that as an alternative to beans or other types of pasta once in a while.

 

So tell me, what's your favourite go-to high protein vegan meal?

Have you tried bean pasta yet?

P.s this post isn't sponsored in anyway... I just love the bean pasta ;-)

Recipe: Black beans spaghetti with broccoli and spicy peanut drizzle

Serves 1 hungry person! (me after an intense workout)

Ingredients:

  • 1 small head of broccoli- chopped
  • 1 cup/2 handfuls of bean spaghetti
  • sauce- 2 tbs peanut butter, 1/2 tsp soy sauce, 1/2 tsp hot sauce, 3 tbs boiling water

Method:

Steam the chopped broccoli florets for 5-8 minutes until cooked to your preference. 

Meanwhile boil the bean spaghetti for 5 minutes according to pack instructions.

Serve the spaghetti and pile the broccoli on top. 

Mix the sauce ingredients together and drizzle over the top. Sprinkle with extra chilli flakes if you fancy.

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