Super Simple Nut Free Vegan Pesto
Make Cooking Easier With This Super Simple Nut Free, Vegan PESTO Recipe!
Well if it isn't my good ol' friend time, only if he was always on my side. Unfortunately, in today's busy world that isn't always the case. Despite the challenges time often presents me, I've made it my mission to keep my health a priority. At the end of the day, when I feel amazing, my relationships, work, and social life reflect that– for me, I've discovered that food plays a huge role in this relationship. This is why I bring you a Super Simple Nut Free, Vegan Pesto!
This recipe will change the way you do food forever…
Making dinner just got easier. One tip I wish I would have learned YEARS ago when it comes to making healthy meals in a flash is making sauces ahead of time and freezing them!
Talk about REVOLUTIONARY!
This Nut Free Vegan Pesto is so versatile you can literally put it on anything; from salads, to pasta's, to stir fry. Chop up your veggies, put them on the stove add a few cubes of the pesto and you've got a delicious dinner in a flash!
The trick here is to make a large batch ahead of time. Personally, I suggest doubling this recipe. Keep 1/2 of if in an airtight container in the fridge (it will last about a week), freeze the rest in ice cube trays, transferring them to an airtight container once frozen.
Nut Free, Vegan PESTO Recipe
3 cups packed basil (4oz)
3-4 tsp fresh garlic
1 whole lemon squeezed
1/2 cup olive oil
3 tbs nutritional yeast (vegan's best substitute for cheese!)
2 tbs sunflower seeds (omit if you're seed sensitive)
S/P to taste
1.) Wash pesto
2.) Place all ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth
3.) Freeze half now, use 1/2 later
The Power of Basil
Not only is basil DELICIOUS! It also is incredibly NUTRITIOUS!
Here are some Benefits of Basil:
Incredible anti-microbial (great for fighting infections and viruses)
Anti-inflammatory (inflammation is the root cause of most dis-ease)
Anti-bacterial (helps to fight bad bacteria)
Powerful Adaptogen (helps to fight stress)
High Source of Vitamins A, C & K
High in minerals- Manganese, Magnesium, Copper, Calcium, Folate, Iron
Contains Omega 3's
You can mix this pesto up many ways by chaging the greens (using arugula, or kale) or changing the seeds (try pumpkin or watermelon)!
I would love to hear how you use this pesto recipe in your meals.
Do you have ideas on how else to use this recipe?
Please share so we can learn from you!