Ginger-Lime Zucchini & Beet Noodle Pad Thai. Say that five times without getting tongue tied!

We recently got a vegetable spiralizer and I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with it. Then, I stumbled upon this Rad Rainbow Pad Thai recipe from Oh She Glows. After making a few tweaks and additions, I came up with this Ginger-Lime Zucchini & Beet Noodle Pad Thai. This dish is technically not raw, because the veggies are cooked over low-medium heat for a few minutes. However, by only cooking for a short period of time, the nutrients are retained and the dish is remarkably flavorful and bright. Between the zucchini, which is a great source of dietary fiber, magnesium and folate, and beets, which lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation, your body will be nourished with a whole lot of plant-powered goodness!



Yields 2 generous servings


For Noodles:

  • 2 zucchinis, ends removed spiraled
  • 1 small beet or 1/2 large beet, peeled and spiraled
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and thinly sliced or spiraled
  • 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup edamame, shelled (if using frozen, thaw in fridge overnight)
  • 2 scallions, outer layers removed and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. raw hemp seeds

For Sauce:

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled crushed and minced
  • 1 thumb-sized piece ginger root, peeled and grated or minced
  • 1 thumb-sized piece turmeric root, peeled and grated or minced
  • 1/4-1/2 cup tahini or almond butter (depending on how thick you like your sauce)
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Juice from 1 small orange or 1/2 large orange
  • 2 Tbsp. tamari or soy sauce (low-sodium)
  • 1 tsp. sweetener (coconut sugar or pure maple syrup), optional
  • 1/2 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne


Prepare sauce:

  • If you’re not using a food processor, combine minced garlic, ginger root and turmeric in a small glass bowl and whisk together with remaining ingredients.
  • If you are using a food processor, add whole garlic, ginger root and turmeric, and pulse until ingredients are finely chopped. Add in remaining ingredients and blend until mixed.

Prepare noodles:

  • Using your handy-dandy spiralizer, prepare the zucchini, beets and carrots. In a large bowl, combine spiraled veggies, sliced bell pepper, edamame, and scallions.
  • In a large nonstick pan over med-high heat, cook red onion until tender and caramelized.
  • Reduce heat to low-med, and add in prepared veggies.
  • Toss and stir to evenly distribute ingredients and cook until heated through and tender (~ 5 minutes). Avoid over-cooking. The goal is to retain as many nutrients as possible.
  • Remove from heat and stir in prepared sauce.
  • Garnish with raw hemp seeds, Sriracha, sliced avocado, fresh lime juice, and enjoy!


Happy cooking!

Coach Jentry


Gumsaba Outdoor Fitness Class schedule Thursday 5/14/15

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Womens only class – Coach Briana – MetCon Thursday

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Mens only class – Coach Joel – MetCon Thursday

6AM Sunup Lafayette Co-Ed class – Coach Jentry – MetCon Thursday

9AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Womens class – Coach Briana – MetCon Thursday

9:35AM Rose Court Co-ED – Coach Michelle– (private class) – MetCon Thursday

11:00AM Cytosport HIIT Training – Coach Briana (private class) 

12:00PM Cytosport Power Yoga – Coach Jentry (private class)