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Pasta meals tend to leave you feeling tired and bloated due to processed, glutenous pasta and heavy sauces. They are yummy, comfort dishes though, and if you prepare them with gluten-free pasta and a handmade plant-based sauce, you can enjoy it to it’s full extent.
I have found sweet potato to be a perfect base for this sauce. Not only does it provide a thick texture, but it also gives a lovely sweet flavour, while the cashews give it body and creaminess. The nutritional yeast lends a scrumptious cheesy flavour.
Sweet potatoes are very rich in beta-carotene which is a form of Vitamin A. This nutrient is essential for vision, skin health, healthy bone growth, reproduction and more. Sweet potatoes are high in antioxidants like cyanidins and peonidins which are in the flesh and skin. Therefore buying organic so you don’t have to peel the skin is always a good idea. These antioxidants have been found to counteract the risks posed by heavy metals and free radicals.
Sweet potatoes release sugar slowly into the bloodstream. They will help stabilise the levels of blood sugar, which means you will get a steady amount of energy. This occurs even in people with type 2 diabetes.
This decadent sauce is rich, creamy and totally delicious and will leave your tummy feeling happy without the bloating!