Herby Pesto is another version of a pesto sauce that you can load up with all kinds of healing greens. Not only does it taste delicious, but it can get greens into you and your family with little to no extra effort. This is the best Medical Medium friendly pesto recipe – if you have a craving for pesto, it truly hits the spot!
If you have a nut allergy in your family you can either leave the cashews out and make it only with the pumpkin seeds, or alternatively try my nut free Pumpkin Seed Pesto.
Healing Properties of Basil & Arugula
Arugula is deeply cleansing to the liver and contains phytochemicals that help the liver decide what toxins its needs to purge. Also, did you know that rubbing crushed basil onto a plantar wart for a few weeks will help the wart to dissolve and return to normal skin? While this is just a topical use, basil has multiple benefits nutritionally as well. It helps with inflamed gut conditions and it has a chemical compound that can help with pain relief like Aspirin! Bet you didn’t know all this about the unsuspecting Basil plant, right? To learn more about the amazing healing properties of food, go to Medical Medium.
2 cups herbs (basil, parsley, mint, cilantro)
1 cup leafy greens (spinach, arugula)
1/3 cup cashews
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
1-2 garlic clove
1 lemon, juiced
Sea salt to taste
Place all ingredients in the blender and blend on high speed. Serve fresh or freeze to use at a later date.
Pour over pasta like in the picture below. As always, tell me what you think in the comments if you tried my recipe!
To your health & happiness,