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 Pesto

By 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,

Dr. Michelle

Dr. Michelle Peris is a Naturopathic Doctor whose goal is to inspire health through educating, motivating and empowering people.  She has a family based practice out of a clinic in Oakville, Ontario.

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