Ya’ll, pesto doesn’t HAVE to have dairy in it to taste good. But do be advised, most pesto sauce does have Parmesan in the mix. I mean, we’ve put cheese and dairy in so many things for a very long time. So for most of us, it’s so natural. But we don’t need the added cholesterol or hormones and ricin’s that go into our milk in order to enjoy pesto! In this recipe I use nutritional yeast and cashews to add a little creaminess.
Pesto is so flavorful and very healing. Basil is great forminflammation, digestion, and even helps with depression. It is high in many vitamins in minerals, iron, phosphorus and vitamin K to say a few. The beautiful green color makes me want to eat it up right away and you know when someone is working with pesto because the aroma is beautiful!
I am not huge in using oils but do realize that extra virgin olive oil gives such a nice flavor and consistency to this sauce. If you are oil free or watching your oil intake, you can try avocado instead. I haven’t done it with this exact recipe and measurements here but I have made it before with a previous pesto and it worked just fine and was super creamy. I like creamy sauces so any chance I get I’ll make it that way.
I do recommend a high speed blender or a small food processor since this isn’t a huge ingredient list and you don’t want your blade spinning in the air or to have a frustrating outcome. My Vitamix just barely did the job with the last bit of water being added. This recipe is healthy and tasty and you are going to be sure to love it. Bon appetite my loves!
By The Superfood Goddess
(Makes enough for 4 servings)
-3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil (you could use half to a full avocado instead)
-2 Tablespoons Water
-1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
-1 teaspoon Pink Himalayan Salt
-1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
-2 Garlic Cloves
-2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
-1/4 Cup Raw Cashews
-2 Cups basil
-In a high speed blender or small food processor combines all the ingredients except the last two.
-Once blended (about 1 minute of processing) add the last the ingredients. Blend until smooth, about 2 minutes. You will probably need to scrape the sides down of the blender or food processor and if needed, add a little more water.
This recipe is pretty quick and easy. Make some pasta alongside it and toss together when the pasta is ready. Then practice your best accent while tossing and eating the pasta. Ok, that last part was just to make you laugh… I love my Italian relatives and listening to their banter! Don’t forget to let me know what you think and tag me in your posts so I can share it too!! Bon Appetite 💋❤️
I am always trying to come up with creative ways to eat healthy, taste to be super yummy, and it fuel my body nutritionally. This way I can use all the nutrients going into my body to heal my from everyday toxins that it comes into contact with! So, I love burritos, tacos, and any kind of wraps. Being gluten free, other than corn tortillas, this can be somewhat challenging. Not impossible, just a little, tiny bit, more challenging…
I found these raw wraps that I enjoy so much, as well as, trust their ingredients. They’re made with veggies and flax seeds! I had the pleasure of finding out about this company while at a huge healthy expo. I got to speak with some of the people behind the brand, which solidified why I wanted to keep eating the wraps! They have a sweet wrap for breakfast type recipes and a savory and spicy one for more lunch and dinner items.
Aside from the wraps, I truly love making the filling colorful, nutrient dense, and creamy, while boasting added protein. I’m all about taste and texture. I added sprouts, raw carrots & beets for some crunch, some avocado, hummus & Kitehill cream cheese for creaminess, and then tomatoes and bell peppers for flavor! I made this for other vegans and I was surprised to hear two of them say they didn’t enjoy beets much and were slightly scared of me putting them in the wrap. Once they tried the wraps, they realized the creaminess hid the taste! I made it for a non vegan and they said it was really good and tasted healthy and light, while still being filling. When you add nutritionally strong ingredients, they fill you up quite nicely!
So here’s the recipe. Please be sure to comment what you think when you make them. Don’t forget to tag me with you photos so I can see what you’re doing as well! Happy Monday loves! Xoxo!
Raw Lunch wraps
By The Superfood Goddess
6 Raw Wraps (I like Wrawp brand, you can also use your favorite tortillas)
1 8oz Tub Kitehill Chive Cream Cheese
1 8oz Tub Hummus (I used Magestic sprouted hummus)
2 Raw Beets peeled and shredded
3 Carrots peeled and shredded
2 Packages of Sprouts (sunflower, broccoli, etc)
1 Red Bell Pepper
6 Cups Arugula
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Juice of half a Lemon
Pinch of pink Himalayan salt
Pinch of Black pepper
Pinch of cayenne pepper
-Toss the Arugula, lemon juice, olive oil, pink Himalayan salt, pepper, and cayenne together. Set aside while you prep the other ingredients.
-With a vegetable peeler, peel the carrots and then the beets. With a shredder shred the carrots and then the beets. Working with the carrots first will help keep the beet color separate from mixing in with the carrots.
-Julienne the Tomatoes and bell peppers into smaller slivers. (You can google how to julienne a Tomato. I also recommend cutting or pulling the seeds out of the tomatoes, this is more for looks and a little less wet, but it won’t break the recipe if you don’t take the seeds out, so no worries).
-Take a wrap and spread the left side with the vegan cream cheese and the right side with the hummus. Start to layer the veggies on top of the wrap, layering on the left side of the wrap. Leaving more room on the right hand side so you can roll it at the end. Start with the bell pepper, tomato, then beets and carrots, then sprouts, avocado, and finally the arugula.
-Roll the wrap tightly, hugging the ingredients closer into the roll if needed so that the last little rolling stretch is just the wrap with spread on it, this will hold it in place!
-Then the wraps are ready to eat, don’t forget to chew and Enjoy!