I absolutely love homemade green pesto. It is such a great addition to pastas, buddha bowls, chicken dishes (one will be coming up for this one soon), salads and crackers (try this recipe) or to even have it on your eggs in the morning.
I can’t believe that I haven’t shared one of my favourite ways of how to make it (this broc pesto of mine and this kale one are a pretty good tasty too!) After you know how to make this recipe you will literally never buy a jarred pesto again.
n.b. for this recipe you will need a good processor or nutri-blend
Why is this good for you;
Basil is a great alkalinising and detoxifying herb, rich with vitamin C to aid with immunity but also a great anti-inflammatory as well as nourisher of your digestion and help eliminated oxidising free radicals. According to this book, it is also taken as a restorative, stimulant and nerve tonic and is used also as a carminative and disinfectant.
Almonds are a good source of protein which will aid in nourishing, repairing and replenishing your cells, muscle and skin. They are a good source of vitamin E which is also an antioxidant.
Raw garlic is wondrous for nurturing your immunity. It is rich in vitamin C as well as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory on the body, their antioxidant (quercatin) helps mop up the oxidation of fatty acids.
Good quality cold pressed olive oil not only has a great depth of flavour it is also a rich source of antioxidants and mono-unsaturated fatty acids (the good kind). Adding olive oil to veggies, green leaves etc will also help your body uptake their nutrients they contain.