Whole30, Day 9: More Diets for Douchebags; Almond Sesame Zucchini Noodles

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Gave the official drink of douchebags, Bulletproof Coffee, a spin this morning, because why not go for all the trendy diets at once.


Bulletproof Coffee: big spoonful of ghee, big spoonful of coconut oil, coffee, blended up in a Magic Bullet. I have to admit that coffee with ghee tastes totally amazing, but seeing the fat globules separated out on top after the coffee sits for a while is sort of gross. I don’t think this staved off hunger or gave me more energy than a normal cup of coffee would. Or maybe drinking a normal cup of coffee plus eating a pat of butter.



Spring greens with vinaigrette, artichoke hearts, and grilled salmon




Zucchini Noodles with Almond Sauce

Here’s a disgusting picture of this meal. It was really tasty, despite my Martha-Stewart’s-Twitter-level food photography. Sorry. At least the salmon salad looked sexy, though, right? 

1 zucchini, spiralized

2 Tbsp almond butter

1 Tbsp coconut butter

1 tsp toasted sesame oil


2 tsp black sesame seeds

Red pepper flakes

Microwave the zucchini for 2 minutes. Mix together the other ingredients in a small bowl, seasoning to taste with the salt and red pepper flakes, and stir into the noodles. Eat.

This tasted great as is, but IMHO would be vastly improved with some or all of the following additions: coconut aminos (or soy sauce, if you’re not on Whole30), sugar (if you’re not on Whole30), lime juice, julienned red bell pepper, spiralized carrots, shredded cooked chicken, deep-fried tofu (if you’re not on Whole30), fried crispy shallots, fish sauce (is this Whole30 compliant? not sure), chopped cilantro, chopped green onions, raw spinach, shredded raw or cooked kale.

When I’m eating like a normal person, I make a peanut sauce version of this dish sometimes, sometimes with real noodles, sometimes with shirataki noodles, which feel nice and slippery and refreshing, and are also zero-carb and zero-calorie. The spiralized zucchini was a really nice substitute.


Written by orata

June 9, 2015 at 7:54 pm

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