Raw Foods

 

 

Spinach & Cilantro Pesto 

Print Friendly 

Description:
One leafy, green vegetable that I cannot seem to get enough of is Spinach. Spinach is so versatile, from spinach salads, to spinach smoothies, to spinach soup. You name the recipe and spinach can be added to it. And talk about nutritious…remember Popeye?? The health benefits of spinach are numerous. It sits at the top of many super food lists. Spinach is loaded with calcium, folic acid, vitamin K and Iron. It is also rich in Vitamin C, fiber and caretenoids. Add its lutein and bioflavanoids and spinach becomes a nutritional powerhouse.
The combination of flavours in the following recipe are simply divine. I’ve cheated a bit and toasted the cashews, but it’s worth it for the enhanced flavour.





Ingredients:
5 cloves garlic, minced
3 green onions, chopped
4 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 ½ cups toasted (raw) cashews
3 cups fresh spinach, chopped
1 ½ cups fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tsp. sea salt
4 tbsp olive oil


Directions:
Combine the garlic, green onion, lemon juice and cashews in a food processor. Coarsely blend and then add a third of the spinach and cilantro, plus the salt. Blend. Add the remaining spinach and cilantro, alternating with the olive oil, pushing down the sides with a spatula between blending, until all is well blended.

Your Raw Corn Chips work beautifully with this Pesto. See recipe in OK In Health's Raw recipe section.


Special Diet: Vegetarian, High Iron, Low Fat, Low Calorie


Category: Raw Foods

Submitted By: Cleo Murray



Previous 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Next
Connect with Us
facebook    twitter

Celtic Healings Intuitive Readings with Maria O'Farrell Carr


Wellness Tip
Bean Power
Beans, also called legumes, are inexpensive and quite filling. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommends eating them several times each week. Red, black, pinto, or kidney beans all pack a nutritional punch. One-third cup of cooked beans has only 80 calories, no cholesterol, lots of complex carbohydrates, and little fat. They are also a great source of protein, full of B vitamins, potassium, and fiber. Experts believe that eating beans may reduce blood cholesterol, a leading cause of heart disease.


Maria's Ireland Sacred Tours


Wellness Directory
Penticton Integrative HealthCare
Specialty: Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
Providing skilled, compassionate natural medical care since 1996 using acupuncture, herbal medicine, and low-level laser, I have successfully treated conditions from bed wetting to breast cancer.
View Details


Celtic Healings Intuitive Readings with Maria O'Farrell Carr


Event
Healing Hot Stone Massage Certificate Course
Date: Jun 9, 2018
Location: Kelowna & Central Okanagan
Purpose of course is to teach participants to perform a massage using heated stones, understand the health benefits, & combine practical techniques with simple energy work including lots of hands-on!
View Details


Float Body and Mind Wellness in Penticton


Article
Karma and Life Lessons
Karma is most often described as the law of moral causation, but what if karma is actually part of a benevolent system designed to help humans move into spiritual evolution? Sound controversial? Yes, but perhaps there is still more for us to understand about the things we think we know.
Full Article


Bodysentials - Youth Nutritional Product - Before and After school shakes


Recipe
No Flour Almond Muffins
Category: Desserts
Description: Raw almonds are a good source of protein, fibre, amino acids, vitamins and minerals.They help to promote heart health as they contain a natural source of vitamin E which is a nutrient that helps reduce oxidation.
They are a great snack to help reduce cravings due to there content of protein and fibre. As almonds are a good source of magnesium and calcium they are also beneficial for bone health.
A ¼ cup of almonds is equal to about 206 calories.
Health Benefits of Almonds are a great source of vitamin E, with 25g providing 70 percent of the recommended daily allowance. They contain more calcium than any other nut which makes them great for vegetarians who do not eat any dairy products.
Full Recipe


Bodysentials - Youth Nutritional Product - Before and After school shakes