Pesto: smell of basil, touch of Italy. Oh dear, so delicious! You can find it fresh or in in a jar at the grocery store and it is widely used at Italian restaurants. I'm a huge advocate on eliminating process food from you pantry, so here is an easy and quick (under 5 min prep time) pesto recipe to include in your meals. It works really well with zucchini noodles or whole wheat pasta <3
- 200-250 grams of avocado
- 35 grams of kale or spinach
- 60 grams of raw cashews or almonds (let them soak over night and rinse before use) **
- 20 grams of fresh basil
- 30 grams of olive oil
- 2 table spoons of nutritional yeast (optional-gives a more nutty flavor)
- 2 teaspoons of salt (or adjust to taste)
Grind the raw cashews (or almonds) after rinsing them in a food processor. Add the avocados, mix, and then add the rest of ingredientes. Adjust salt to fit your taste.
**Soaking nuts allows your body to absorb the nut's nutrients better. They contain moderate levels of phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors. You eliminate this by soaking them, plus they taste better too!