Vegan Soba Noodles

Hello, friends! Happy Tuesday. I hope that you are having a beautiful week so far. This week, after a bit too much Halloweencelebrating, I’ve started a little detox. I want to go into the holiday season fully committed to my mostly raw, vegan lifestyle. I realize that there will be special days and holidays where I indulge, but it’s important to get right back on track once those days have passed.

Last week I shared one of my raw, vegan staples–Vegan Spring Rolls–and today I’m going to share my other staple–Buckwheat Soba Noodles. Contrary to its name, buckwheat is actually a fruit seed and it’s not in any way related to wheat! Buckwheat is a power food and it’s been growing in popularity in recent years for good reason. Here are a few reasons why I love buckwheat and you should too.

  1. It’s an excellent source of high-quality, easily digestible proteins. This makes it an excellent substitute for meat. Studies have shown that buckwheat flour may reduce plasma cholesterol, body fat, and cholesterol gallstones.
  2. Buckwheat contains a high level of rutin in its leaves which is used to treat high blood pressure.
  3. It’s non-allergenic, gluten-free, and it’s not a grain. So it’s great for celiacs and those on grain-free and gluten-sensitive diets.
  4. Buckwheat is good at drawing out retained water and excess fluid from swollen areas of the body.
  5. Buckwheat is a warming food and is classified by macrobiotics as a yang food in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  6. New evidence has found that buckwheat may be helpful in the management of diabetes. With a glycemic index of 54, it lowers blood sugars more slowly than rice or wheat products.
  7. It’s great for the digestion. The properties of buckwheat clean and strengthen the intestines.
  8. Buckwheat is chemical free. It grows so quickly that it does not usually require a lot of pesticides or other chemicals to grow well.
  9. Vegan Soba Noodles

    Sounds like a pretty excellent deal, right? I love pasta and noodles. Living a mostly raw vegan lifestyle definitely limits my noodle intake, but buckwheat noodles are such an excellent alternative and they usually satisfy my noodle cravings. I make this dish lots of different ways, but my favorite way includes all of the ingredients you see below.

    Vegan Soba Noodles

    Ingredients:

    Vegan Soba Noodles

    Directions:
    As far as directions for this recipe, I simply cook the noodles according to the package instructions. Once they are drained I move the noodles to a separate bowl and add the hummus and a couple splashes of soy sauce to coat the noodles and stir throughly. I always do that step first otherwise the noodles dry out very quickly. Once there is a nice coating on the noodles, I top them with the remaining ingredients, stir, eat, and enjoy.

    Vegan Soba Noodles

    It’s a very simple recipe, absolutely loaded with nourishing nutrition. You can change it up as much as you like adding and removing ingredients depending on what you have on-hand. I hope that you will love it as much as I do.

    Vegan Soba Noodles

    Here’s to health, happiness, and wellness always. xo

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