It can be daunting when you think about starting a WFPB way of eating… enjoy the journey with us. Our recipes are really simple to create and are tried and tested as wholesome and delicious. This Basil Pesto Recipe is the brainchild of my good friend Debbie Van der Merwe.
Be aware that store-bought versions may contain preservatives like citric acid as well as vegetable oils like canola or sunflower… both of which you want to avoid as far as possible. Read read read labels.
2 cups fresh basil
1/4 cup raw cashew nuts
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves crushed garlic
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
ground black pepper and himalayan salt to taste
Pour olive oil into blender and then begin to add all ingredients one by one.
Blend until smooth.
Enjoy as a delicious addition to any dish 🙂
BIO: Chantal is a B.Sc.Hons Allied Health with an international diploma in Nutrition and Sports Nutrition. Chantal is a passionate Gut Health advocate & holistic Lifestyle Coach, specialising in the improvement and management of the chronic diseases of lifestyle, the illnesses and diseases associated with dietary excess and their relationship to leaky gut and dysbiosis (imbalance) of the gut microbiome. These conditions include IBS, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, overweight, obesity, acne, eczema, depression, anxiety, auto-immune , cognitive decline etc.
Over her 25 year career, Chantal has held various positions within the health and wellness industry – including 10 years as the Executive Head of Vodacom’s corporate wellness & mobile health programs. Chantal is the owner/ founder of the DripBar which offers vitamin and mineral drip therapy in improving micronutrient deficiencies. She is also the founder/owner of a Kombucha brewery which produces the brand of organic green tea ‘booch’ called theFarmacy.
Chantal is a competitive cyclist, a plant strong vegan and mom to two grown up girls.
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