Feeling Good? Try a Zoodle!

This post is part of the Food and Mood blog series.  Today’s guest is Dr. Mary Tobin. Welcome, Dr. Tobin!

Zoodles (zucchini noodles) with Mango-Avocado sauce
This is one of my favorite recipes to make when I’m feeling good, and am inspired to eat fresh fruits and vegetables to help me continue feeling my best! It’s also one that I make when I notice that I haven’t touched the zucchinis that I bought earlier in the week and feel guilty about it (for some reason they’re the ones usually left over in my fridge). Making this is a great way for me to address that guilt and an easy way to use up the zucchinis, as the recipe calls for a lot of them!

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3-4 zucchinis, spiralized
For the dressing:
Mangoes (I use a few handfuls of pre-cut frozen mangoes)
½ an avocado (scoop out the flesh of ½ of an avocado)
Juice of 1 lime
The original recipe calls for more zucchinis and mangoes, green onion tops and rosemary, and less avocado. I change up the recipe based on how much I want to eat at the time, my specific tastes (sometimes I add a pinch or two of salt) and what I have on hand (I don’t usually have rosemary and green onions).

Cut off the ends of the zucchinis (sometimes I peel the skin off and sometimes I don’t)…

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Spiralize (I love this part!)…

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I like to cut the zoodles to make them shorter and easier to eat…

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and place in a bowl.

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Blend the rest of the ingredients (sometimes I have to add some water to help the blender along):
Squeezing in the lime juice…

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Pour the dressing over your zoodles and mix together…

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Recipe adapted from Fully Raw

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Dr. Mary E Tobin is a psychologist in Fort Collins, CO.
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