FRESH BASIL PESTO RECIPE WITH WALNUTS- PESTO DRESSING AND DIP RECIPE

FRESH PESTO RECIPE

WITH WALNUTS

BASIL PESTO

DRESSING AND DIP RECIPE

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The best recipes for beauty and weight loss will start with the color Green!

This Fresh Pesto Recipe is wonderfully delicious and guilt free!

Green living foods are natural detoxifiers rich in minerals including: magnesium, calcium, potassium, and vitamins C, K, E and B. Green foods are also full of phytochemicals and also have healing properties to arrest premature aging and promote cellular regeneration. 

Green foods are excellent for your skin and complexion and do wonders for your immune system. They one of the healthiest choices you can make when it comes to your overall health and well being.

If you suffer from acne make sure you eat plenty of greens!!! I used to have acne prone skin myself and eating my greens made all the difference! I talk about this in my BEAUTY WEIGHT LOSS PLAN    I share my tips and secrets for beautiful glowing skin and natural weight loss.

I LOVE my greens!

ablog4 In this recipe the main ingredient is basil. Basil is one of the healthiest foods you can eat because it contains volatile oils and DNA protecting flavonoids. These two combined make for one potent anti-aging beauty and weight loss food.

For women that experience regular discomfort from bloating or have Candida overgrowth, this recipe is definitely one to include as we are also using garlic which is another powerful antibacterial food to help keep your gut healthy. If you need some guidance to a flat belly and healthy weight loss see my Beauty Weight Loss Diet Plan.

The health of your skin starts at the cellular level. If you eat nutrient dense living foods on a regular basis, weight loss will become a natural side effect as will healthy radiant skin, hair, and nails. How else are our bodies going to regenerate, but with the foods we eat. We can’t simply eat high calorie toxic processed foods and expect to look and feel beautiful.

It’s not about being a certain size either because we can also eat low calorie, toxic processed food with zero nutrients diet and we still won’t look and feel beautiful. It won’t work and it’s easy to add some delicious tasting healthy recipes to your daily diet…like this one!

This basil pesto makes the perfect dressing or dip. I love it as a dip and I use romaine lettuce as a dipper and in this recipe as well 😉

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Romaine lettuce has many important beauty nutrients including biotin which is excellent for your skin and hair. This is no ordinary lettuce as it also has manganese, copper, B6, chromium, B2, iron, potassium, omega 3 fatty acids and is also high in fiber.

I am also using Omega 3-6-9 oils and extra virgin olive oil which has wonderful benefits to promote healthy glowing skin. Eating these healthy fats are good for weight loss, hormone balancing, good for your brain, heart, and digestive system.

BEAUTY BASIL PESTO DRESSING AND DIP

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Ingredients:

  • Basil, 1 large bunch
  • Parsley, 1 large handful
  • Romaine lettuce, 1 head use all large outer leaves and keep the smaller leaves for dipping
  • Garlic, 1-3 cloves. Start with one large and taste. I used 3 large!
  • Cayenne pepper, pinch
  • Himalayan salt, dash
  • Fresh lemon juice, half of one medium lemon.
  • Omega 3-6-9 oil, just under 1/4 cup
  • Extra virgin olive oil, 1-2 tablespoons
  • Walnuts, one to two handfuls
  • Water, 1/4 cup or enough to blend

Directions:

Using your blender or food processor add in the water first then remaining ingredients. Blend until desired consistency. I like mine very well blended. Place pesto in the refrigerator for an hour to increase flavor. Then serve with your favorite veggies as a dip.

**** do not heat this recipe as the oils are fragile and NOT for cooking. If you wish to add this as a marinade use extra virgin olive oil only.

OMEGA 3-6-9 OIL

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HIMALAYAN SALT – Jurassic salt I call it! This salt has the most amazing flavor and it has many minerals and trace minerals that will help you with becoming your best beautiful self

 

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Still the BEST blender is Vitamix Blender. This blender will make all your healthy eating recipes so much easier!

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About angelasassofitness

My passion for fitness began over 15 years ago when I was struggling with weight & health issues most of my adolescent life. I remember when I reached over 185lbs, I had had enough, & had to make some big changes!! I trained myself and lost 50lbs...mind you, it took nearly 4 years to do it because I had no idea what I was doing at the time, but I was committed & I was gonna do it. I embraced Fitness wholeheartedly from moment on. After I had lost 30 lbs or so, I decided to take a Mixed Martial Arts class at a local gym, it was something I had always wanted to do and finally, I was ready. I loved it and dedicated the next 10 years to training full time Mixed Martial Arts. My broad spectrum of MMA training included Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Kali, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It was intense training that included Boxing, Thai Kickboxing, kali weapons, brazilian Jiu Jitsu, as well as Wing Chun. I became an instructor and coach and have taught privately and in group sessions. "Attaining a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and training with Royler Gracie were inspiring moments." Philosophy I experienced from Martial Arts that disipline, focus, and attention is critical to results. Training for me is mental, and aesthetics is what happens after, it’s a side effect of dedication. So if you have an hour, a half hour, 2-4 times a week, to exercise, be dedicated and committed to that time, and I guarantee you will get results! “Martial Arts has laid an awesome foundation for me on many levels and I enjoy being able to pass that on to my clients in a way that fits them & their individual goals. Translating the training principles of discipline, focus, and self awareness to an enhanced level of fitness.” Featured in Shape Magazine April 2011 Featured in OXYGEN FITNESS MAGAZINE June & October 2009 Placed 5th in Fitness Figure @ Sandra Wickham Fall Classic 2009 Certificate in Natural Health/ Alive Academy of Natural Health
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