Bone Broth Cleanse Day 1
The Process and Perfecting the Zoodle
Like most people that do a week long cleanse, grains/carbohydrates are the hardest things to give up. I’ve done cleanses a couple times before, but have felt a bit starved at times in the past. What I love about the Osso Good 7 Day Bone Broth Cleanse is that you’re encouraged to eat a paleo diet along with the 40oz. of bone broth per day. So I started to think about how I can “replace” carbs with healthy alternatives. What I first wanted to try was: Zoodles! I know, Zoodles by nature lack flavor to say the least. But what if you can change that? I think I did just that with our Spicy Pork bone broth…
First Breakfast and Lunch
Breakfast and Lunch during cleanse and non-cleanse days are usually pretty similar for me. I do 10-15 oz. of Osso Good Chicken or Beef with 16 oz. of coffee, a banana or orange for breakfast. Given that this was the first day I did all 20 oz. of our Revive the Gut with my 16 oz. of coffee this morning. This usually means I’m not hungry until lunch time (That took my body about 2 weeks to adjust to in the past). If I think I need energy and need to snack I eat a handful of cashews or homemade sweet potato fries. For lunch, I either eat my Osso Good left overs from the night before or I make an Osso Good Smoothie.
Then the Zoodle
I am pretty obsessed with asian food, so the thought of taking noodles out of my diet was difficult to fathom. So went out, bought a spiralizer and started to simmer 2 lbs of Zoodles with an entire pouch of our Chicken broth. What I found was 20 oz. made it far too soupy and I wasnt looking to make a soup this time around. Furthermore, I wanted a little kick in my noodles, so I went with the Spicy Pork bone broth. I then simmered 2 lbs. of zoodles with 10 oz. of the pork and what I found was the perfect ratio and “Mouthwatering Zucchini.” A phrase I imagine rarely uttered in the english language.
Depending on how large your family is you can adjust the amount of zucchini you use. Furthermore, depending on how “brothy” you want your dish you can adjust the ratios of zucchini:bone broth. For this dish I make the Zoodles a bit brothy because the peanut butter sauce is fairly thick.
This spicy Cashew Sesame Zoodle dish was a great start to my Osso Good’s 7-day Bone Broth Cleanse!
- 10 oz. of Spicy Pork Broth
- 2 lbs of zucchini noodles spiraled
- 1/4 cup creamy nut butter
- 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
- 1/4 cup tahini sesame seed paste
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/4 cup of full fat coconut milk
- Chili Flakes (up to you)
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- 6 sweet baby bell peppers sliced
- 2 hot pepper sliced (I like Jalapeño and Serrano)
- 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
- 1 cup fresh basil chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/2 cup roasted cashews finely chopped/crushed
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
Bring 10 oz. of Spicy Pork Bone Broth to a medium simmer. Cook the zoodles.
Meanwhile to make Nut Sesame Sauce, combine the nut butter and tahini in a large serving bowl and whisk until combined. Whisk in the coconut aminos, honey, lime juice, chili flakes, toasted sesame oil and coconut milk.
Saute bell peppers and hot peppers (Note: More or less Hot Peppers depending on heat tolerance)
To a bowl combine Zoodles and Nut Sesame Sauce. Then mix in sauted bell peppers and hot peppers. In individual bowls, top dish with basil, cilantro, tomatoes, cashews, and sesame seeds. Squeeze fresh lime as desired.
I personally had 2 servings it was so oh so good, Enjoy!
*Inspired by this Half Baked Harvest recipe and a meal I ate at Full Sail Brewery*