Presto Pesto with Pumpkin Seeds Recipe
Once you get the hang of making your own healthy dips like this at home, you’ll never miss your old dressings and spreads. This pumpkin pesto is so versatile – alternate your favorite herbs and spices for a new twist each time you prepare it. You can even add some CocoBiotic to boost your intake of friendly microflora.
Seeds and nuts can be great sources of plant-based protein and valuable nutrients, especially for people eating mostly raw foods and vegetarian diets. Both seeds and nuts also provide helpful essential fatty acids. These omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain functioning and encourage normal skin, hair and bone growth. They also regulate metabolism, maintain reproductive function, and can prevent depression.
Soaked seeds like pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are on the initial stages of the Body Ecology diet, and can help you stay satisfied when transitioning your diet.
This pumpkin seed dip makes a great spread for wraps and dip for your favorite veggies.
- 1 clove fresh garlic
- 1 handful fresh, chopped cilantro
- 2 T fresh chopped parsley
- 1 tsp pumpkin seed oil
- 1 ½ cups soaked (and strained) raw pumpkin seeds
- Celtic Sea Salt to taste
- Dash of cayenne pepper
- Splash of extra virgin olive oil
- Blend all ingredients in your Vita-Mix or high-speed blender.
- Chill and serve as a sip or spread.
Read more about the benefits of nuts and seeds and when to avoid them here: Why You Should Avoid Seeds and Nuts if You Have a Virus