Herbs are seriously the greatest….totes up there as Mother Natures most precious gift 🙂
I really love how each herb was created with it’s own unique flavour, divine aroma and incredible therapeutic healing quality. The joy that these delightful plants bring is indescribable I tells ya!
For this super s p e s h pesto, I have included a few of my favourite lil herbies that are ridiculously tasty, nutritious and good for your whole entire soul. And that’s the beauty of herbs!! They nourish your complete being from the inside out, soothing your emotional state, cleansing your spirit whilst also conquering your nutritional needs…. these guys sure do have your back!
Simo Says – To walk in a herb garden is to witness a thousand miracles!!
Oh yes… it is safe to say our precious herbies are nothing short of miracles. And especially the green guys I have chosen in this recipe. Check out their awesome profiles:
C o r i a n d e r – The leaves of this luscious plant help support the chelating of the blood, making it a great choice for a gentle, loving detox. Coriander (aka cilantro) is a wonderful source of dietary fibre, manganese, iron and magnesium. Also rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, protein and contain small amounts of calcium, phosphorous, potassium, thiamin, niacin and carotene.
*Energetically, coriander helps you to honour your own needs and boundaries, while letting go of approval from others. As a bonus it also contains relaxation qualities too – ommm!!
P a r s l e y – Not just a pretty little garnish, parsley packs a mighty health punch. An excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C, folate and iron to name a few. It acts as a pain reliever with anti-inflammatory properties to assist in the prevention of osteoporosis, rheumatroid arthritis, diabetes and cancer. Parsley also provides major relief from gastrointestinal issues such as indigestion, stomach cramps, bloating, and nausea, while strengthening the immune system.
*Parsley can assist females with hormonal imbalances from PMS, menopause and delayed menstruation. It also betters the estrogen secretion too!!. Such a woman-power herb – yew!!
M i n t – Commonly used to calm digestive troubles and alleviate nausea. It is a popular herb for weight loss, depression, fatigue, headaches, treatment of asthma, memory loss and skin conditions. The “Mentha” properties in mint are also well known for for its refreshing aroma (that activates our salivary glands) and will leave you with them fresh breath feels…….aaaahhh!!!
*Emotionally, mint will leave you feeling revitalised, stress-free, calm and centred. It will lift your mood instantly, anchoring you to the present moment (the only moment that truly matters).
A pesto packed with herbs creates the best mind, body, and soul food 🙂
Absolutely bursting at the seams with green filled goodness, healthy fats, protein, fibre and soul nourishing powers. Give this dip a whirl and feel the greeeeenn magic for yourself…..
Super Herbie Pesto
Gluten Free // Grain Free // Dairy Free // Paleo // Herb-a-licious
*makes a big beautiful dip
1 super large handful coriander
1 super large handful mint
1 super large handful parsley
1/2 cup pepita’s (pumpkin seeds) – activated if possible
1/2 cup sunflower seeds – activated if possible
1/2 cup soaked cashews *refer tip
1 cup baby spinach (or french sorrel)
1 teaspoon super greens powder (barley grass, chlorella, spirulina) *optional
Juice of 1/2 lemon (add more for extra zest)
1/3 cup of olive oil (or macadamia oil) – may need more to blend
Generous sprinkle of sea salt (super important to round off taste)
Cracked pepper if desired
*Soaking your cashews first softens them for ease of blending. Simply place 1 cup of cashews in a glass jar and submerge in warm filtered water. Cover and leave on bench overnight, draining out liquid in the morning OR speed up the process and add boiling water instead, leaving to soak for approx 30 minutes.
1. Add all ingredients to your high speed blender (or food processor of choice).
2. Whiz until desired consistency reach and say H E L L O yumness!!
*Enjoy this herbie deliciousness as a dip alongside your favourite cracker or veggie stick. Mix through zoodles (zucchini noodles) or even sneak a spoonful on the fly – best snack ever!!
*Depending on how crunchy you like it, you may need to add a little bit more olive oil to blend through. Keep in mind that the more you add, the more soft and paste-like it becomes)
*And just to clarify…when I say a super large handful of herbs, I mean SUPER ha ha (I use approx 2 cups of herbs in total, the more the merrier)
*Ooooh and be sure to add more lemon if you’re missing that zing too!