Finally! I am able to blog again! My computer hard drive crapped out and I was without a computer for a while. I had my tablet, but I cannot update my blogs on there. It wouldn't let me upload pictures.
So, for my come-back, I thought I'd post about a delicious, nutritious pesto I made today. It was so easy and quick and delicious that I had to share. I served it as a spread on a chicken, cheese and pesto panini. Sooo yummy! I have been trying to add extra nutrition into everything I make lately, so this pesto includes chia seeds, flax seeds and hemp seed! These additives add a few calories, but are worth it in the end. You really can't taste them because the garlic and basil are so strong.
Spinach, Basil Pesto PLUS
6 cups Spinach, washed
1 bunch hydroponic basil (or two if you want more basily flavor!)
3-5 cloves of garlic
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup olive oil (more if needed)
1 juice of one lemon
1/8 tsp pink sea salt (or any sea salt you have
1 tbsp. chia seed
1 tbsp. ground flax seed
1 tbsp. ground hemp seed
Pile all ingredients into your food processor or blender. BLEND! If your ingredients won't blend in the blender, add more olive oil and about 1/4 cup of water. You can add water to the food processor too because chia seed absorbs liquid and will soak up any liquid in the recipe. I added 1/3 cup of water and the texture turned out perfectly.
Awesome Video that I Had to Share
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