Athlete Phil Gill tries Barenaked protein pasta
Review by Anna at Protein pow!
At the B-Fit expo in London this year, I was walking around checking out the gymnasts doing all kinds of flips when, out of the corner of my eye, I spotted two guys wearing shirts advertising low-carb noodles. Needless to say, I went up to them to find out more. See, ever since the local Chinese shop stopped stocking Sharitaki noodles, my life has been largely pasta-less (enter *sadface*) but now! ah :-))))) Let me tell you about these noodles:
You get them in a square water-pack. You open them and immediately what strikes you is the fact that they're far more floury than Shirataki (which are almost see-though in appearance) and they don't smell like Shirataki do (i.e. 'fishy' is the word). The reason these noodles are different is because, besides Konjac flour (the primary ingredient in Shirataki), they also include soybean flour and oatmeal flour. This is what gives them that flourier texture.
To see if these noodles stand up and deliver, I decided to make a Tomatuna sauce. I made it by frying the following ingredients in a bit of coconut oil:
3 chopped shallots 2 cloves of chopped garlic 1 can of chopped tomatoes (400g)
1 pack of splenda (I'm usually not pro-splenda but I like to use these little packs I get from campus instead of sugar in tomato sauces) 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp of dried basil 1/2 cup of coconut milk 1 can of tuna
First went the shallots till brown, then the chopped garlic, and then tomatoes salt herbs/spices. I let the tomato sauce reduce by a lot and then added the coconut milk. Finally, in went the tuna. When this was ready - a good twenty minutes later - I threw the noodles in boiling water and let them heat up there for five minutes before throwing them on the sauce. I then grated some cheese on top, added a tbsp of extra virgin olive and BOOM: done.
Result? I really liked them! They're a lot more pasta like than Shirataki and a lot friendlier with sauce (shirataki are a bit overly-slimy sometimes: good in soup, not so good in thick tomato or creamy sauces). I used one entire pack of noodles and this, without my sauce, has the following Macros: 35.3kcals, 4.3g carbos (0.4g sugars), 0g fat, 1.3g protein, and 8.5g fibre! With my sauce: 390kcals, 41g protein, 24g carbos (mostly from the can of tommies), 14g fat (from the olive oil) and 11g fibre! '
Video of Phil Gill reviewing barenaked noodles
Assorted customer comments!
Barenakednoodles have helped me lose a stone in 3 weeks! i really cant say enough about this new company and the products they have. Thanks Ross for all of your help.
Nigel - Manchester
These noodles are lush, i had them with spag bol! lovely, so filling! thank you for bringing them to me. I was first looking for gluten free as i have allergies but no calories as well! fab!
'skinny' Nikki - Middlesbrough
Love these! i am now a customer for life, just about to order more, thanks!
Claire - London
I have tried all of the other 'diet' pastas and these are the best by FAR. Really quick to cook, versatile and they taste good! Thanks everyone especially Ross.
Katie - Sussex
These are delicious thank you!