Vegan, Low Fat Spaghetti Alfredo - Quick and Easy!

You Will Need:

1 Spaghetti Squash
1 bag of cauliflower florets or 1 head, chopped (about 3-4 cups total)
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/4-1/2 cup almond milk (any unflavored, unsweetened milk)
1 clove garlic, minced
cracked pepper optional

To Make:
  1. Preheat oven to 400*F
  2. Slice spaghetti squash in half long ways
  3. Scoop out seeds in middle
  4. Place face down on a baking sheet. Make several piercings with a knife or fork.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes , until the top is not firm any more.
  6. While the squash is cooking, cauliflower until soft.
      6. Strain out water and place boiled cauliflower in a blender
      7. Add minced garlic, almond milk, sea salt to taste, and nutritional yeast.
      8. Blend smooth.
      9. Feel free to add more nutritional yeast and salt for a cheesier flavor.

       10. Once squash is fully cooked, remove from oven and turn over to let cool. 
       11. Scrape out spaghetti noodles with a fork and place in a serving bowl. 
       12. Pour sauce over top, add cracked pepper and serve!


The Scientific 7 Minute Workout

This column appears in the May 12 issue of The New York Times Magazine.
"Exercise science is a fine and intellectually fascinating thing. But sometimes you just want someone to lay out guidelines for how to put the newest fitness research into practice.
An article in the May-June issue of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal does just that. In 12 exercises deploying only body weight, a chair and a wall, it fulfills the latest mandates for high-intensity effort, which essentially combines a long run and a visit to the weight room into about seven minutes of steady discomfort — all of it based on science.
“There’s very good evidence” that high-intensity interval training provides “many of the fitness benefits of prolonged endurance training but in much less time,” says Chris Jordan, the director of exercise physiology at the Human Performance Institute in Orlando, Fla., and co-author of the new article.
Work by scientists at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and other institutions shows, for instance, that even a few minutes of training at an intensity approaching your maximum capacity produces molecular changes within muscles comparable to those of several hours of running or bike riding.
Interval training, though, requires intervals; the extremely intense activity must be intermingled with brief periods of recovery. In the program outlined by Mr. Jordan and his colleagues, this recovery is provided in part by a 10-second rest between exercises. But even more, he says, it’s accomplished by alternating an exercise that emphasizes the large muscles in the upper body with those in the lower body. During the intermezzo, the unexercised muscles have a moment to, metaphorically, catch their breath, which makes the order of the exercises important.
The exercises should be performed in rapid succession, allowing 30 seconds for each, while, throughout, the intensity hovers at about an 8 on a discomfort scale of 1 to 10, Mr. Jordan says. Those seven minutes should be, in a word, unpleasant. The upside is, after seven minutes, you’re done."

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