Sunday, January 14, 2018

bok choy + soba noodle salad with basil tahini dressing

It's a new year and time to reset, recharge, and reinstate those healthy habits we threw out the window over the holidays! Or at least I did! I am currently cleansing by eliminating allergens and inflammatory ingredients from my diet: alcohol, coffee, gluten, soy, dairy, and refined sugar! Today is day 10 and I'm feeling fansastic! It's a good thing too because I've just started my last semester at school and am busier than ever!

To enhance my cleansing I am following Arbonne's 30 days to healthy living and beyond program! I am stocked up with 100% vegan protein powder, probiotics, fiber supplement, greens powder, energy fizz sticks, and detox tea. These products will help maximize my nutrient intake while assisting my body with elimination and proper absorption.

I'm so excited to have found a botanically sourced brand that I can trust! Arbonne products adhere to strict European guidelines and are free of toxic chemicals, gluten, and all animal biproducts. For all of you reading this that have not heard of Arbonne, I've just started my own business with them and will be hosting my own 30 days to healthy living challenge starting January 29! To check out the brand visit my website at, and to learn more about the challenge or to partake in the cleanse message me directly!

This recipe is perfect for meal prep or an easy dinner, and it works on the cleanse too! Did you know that buckwheat is gluten free? Be sure to buy 100% buckwheat soba noodles and prepare them and dressing ahead so you can throw it all together!

basil tahini dressing
  • 1 cup tightly packed fresh thai basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp Bragg's amino acids
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water

Add all ingredients to a high powered blender or nutribullet and blend until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.

bok choy + soba noodle salad
  • 2 bundles 100% buckwheat soba noodles
  • 2-3 cups chopped fresh bok choy
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • toasted sesame seeds or other nuts for garnish

Cook the soba noodles according to the package. Be sure to drain and rinse them thoroughly with cold water before chilling them in the fridge. 

To prepare the salad portion out the noodles first, cover with a decent amount of bok choy, dressing, then green onions and garnish, I used chopped cashews for this bowl!

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