Reclaim Pasta With Our Green Giant Of Energy

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INGREDIENTS (SERVES 2)

For the pasta

  • Pasta flour, 170g

  • Large eggs, 3

  • Spinach, 2 bunches

For the pesto

  • Basil, bunch

  • Pine nuts, 100g

  • Parmesan, 200g, grated

  • Olive oil, 200mlFor the veg

  • Asparagus, bunch

  • Purple broccoli, bunch

  • Leeks, 2Peas, 200gSamphire, 200g

  1. This is rich in tryptophan, which your body uses to synthesise mood-boosting serotonin, banishing any post-lunch lethargy. Fuse it with spinach and you bag a shot of l-glutamine, which in turn increases gamma- aminobutyric acid levels in the brain. Struggling to keep up? Fortunately all of the above improves your powers of comprehension.

  2. For a stress-free dinner, make the pasta the night before by blitzing the flour, eggs and spinach in a food processor to form the dough, then stash in the fridge until needed. When the time

  3. comes, work it into layers of green goodness with a pasta machine, before slicing it into sheets. Blanch in boiling water for three minutes.

  4. To perfect the pesto, blend the basil, pine nuts, parmesan and olive oil (packed with fatty acids to lubricate your cognitive performance). Boil the greens in salted water for three minutes for a healthy blast of iron that will keep your energy levels high until home time. Layer everything up, then chomp your way to a more al dente afternoon’s work.

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