Did you know that pesto is a healthy addition to any diet? It offers a wealth of nutrients and a punch of flavors that other sauces don’t have. As an added bonus, it is extremely versatile too, as it pairs well with pasta, toasts, sandwiches, wraps, and zucchini noodles. It even works as tasty topping on steamed, baked, or sautéed veggies.
Basil is one of the healthiest and most powerful ingredients of pesto. It is an anti-inflammatory herb which is packed with antioxidants which relieve pain, boost the immune system, protect the liver, reduce stress, and even prevent diabetes and cancer. It has a robust nutritional profile, containing vitamins like vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, Vitamin D as well as minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, copper, manganese and many more.
However, there is one problem with pesto. Most recipes call for parmesan cheese, which makes it ill-suited for people with dairy or casein allergies and sensitivities as well as for vegans. The pesto that is found on the market is also likely to include additives, artificial ingredients, and preservatives, all of which are detrimental to the overall health.
With this being said, it becomes more than evident that making your own pesto is far better option! If you are interested in stimulating detoxification, boosting immunity, losing weight, and generally be in control of your health, give the following homemade pesto a try!
Super Greens Pesto Sauce
The key ingredient of this Super Greens Pesto Sauce is Organifi Green Juice. It is made of high quality organic super greens as well as superfoods which are capable of boosting your energy levels, supplying your body with nutrients, balancing your hormones in an all-natural way, hydrating and revitalizing you, supporting your mental health, relieving stress, alkalizing your body, and promoting healthy detoxification. It contains up to 11 superfoods, including moringa, lemon, spirulina, mint, and turmeric.
Just imagine reaping all of these benefits from a few dips of this healthy sauce!
What are you waiting for? Get a bottle of Organifi Green Juice, try this recipe, and indulge in some tasty, nutritious, and health-boosting Super Greens Pesto.
Super Greens Pesto Sauce
- 2 cup packed fresh basil
- 3 large garlic cloves, peeled
- 3-4 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tbsp water + more if needed
- 1 scoop Organifi Green Juice Powder
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- ¼ tsp sea salt plus more to taste
Note: It makes approximately a cup.
Blend all the ingredients in a blender or run them through a food processor. Refrigerate up to a week. You can freeze it in ice tray afterwards and keep for a month.
This pesto would be tasty on chicken, salmon, GF toast, baked veggies, zucchini noodles, tofu, and so on.