So its becoming apparent to me and hopefully you health savvy people as well that I like to sneak extra green foods in wherever possible to ensure that my family gets enough in on a daily basis. I do this because food is medicine when we eat the right foods. This way its as if I get my daily requirements of essential nutrients from the foods I eat as opposed to supplementing them, what an interesting concept ;).
This is a detox friendly meal so you can use it as a pasta sauce, pizza sauce or as a dip for your veggies.
Keep in mind that the garlic is fresh so do not go crazy on it and add more (like I did) and then your family doesn’t want to hang out with you as a result… 😉 It can be very overpowering, which is great for the cold that I am fighting currently, but it can be a bit much otherwise!
Kale PestoBy Eva Cabaca ½ bunch kale 2 tbsp olive oil ½ cup hemp seeds or pine nuts 1 tbsp dry basil (or 3 tbsp fresh) 1 tsp dry oregano (or 1 tbsp fresh) ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 1-2 cloves garlic ½ tsp sea salt Place all ingredients in a food processor and mix. Try this dish with fresh vegetables, on whole grain pasta, or spread onto home-made whole grain pizza.
In the picture I am eating it with brown rice pasta, you can add other vegetables as well since this sauce makes everything taste so delicious!
In great health & happiness,
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