There’s your typical noodle bowl and then there’s this gut-nourishing, plant-diverse satay sensation. Now, don’t be fooled — this dish is incredibly simple to make. The bare bones are just peanut butter, soy and coconut milk. Everything else just intensifies the flavour and adds to your weekly plant point total.
- 250g noodles (we used flat rice noodles)
- ⅓ cup soy sauce
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 inch piece fresh ginger
- 3 tbsp smooth peanut butter
- 400ml canned coconut milk, chilled
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 3 tbsp tahini
- 1 cup sauerkraut
- 2 cups spring onions, chopped
- 1 lime (optional)
- 3 tbsp crushed peanuts (optional)
- Fresh coriander (optional)
- Pickled cucumber (optional)
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook them according to the package directions.
- Drain the noodles into a colander and rinse them with cold water until completely cool. Let them sit in the colander for a few mins to allow any excess water to drain.
- While the noodles cook, make the sauce. Blitz the remaining ingredients together in a high speed blender. Thin with water as needed until the sauce is creamy but pourable.
- Place the noodles into a large mixing bowl, pour the dressing into the bowl and toss the mixture to coat everything with dressing. Divide onto plates and top each with peanuts, sauerkraut, spring onions, cucumber and a healthy squeeze of lime.
For good gut health, think plant points!
A key study demonstrated that people who eat at least 30 different plant-based foods a week had more diverse gut microbes than people who ate less than 10, we tested it out in The Gut Health Clinic. While the number is by no means black or white, 30 has definitely proven to be an effective target ! We’ve seen clients who have achieved 30 plant points dramatically transform in a matter of weeks: their energy, skin and confidence are all boosted, which is one of the best feelings as a clinician.
For more help and guidance on how to get 30 plant points a week and why, read more here.
You may think achieving 30 plant points a week across different plant-based foods a week sounds time-consuming, expensive and clinical. But the reality is that it is not only a lot cheaper, easier and tastier than you might think and can lead to huge health gains, from mood boosting and hormone regulation to longevity and better performance all round. Need more convincing? Check out this article on how connected and important your gut is.