Kale Pesto

This is so incredibly yummy and you won’t even know there is kale in it.  A great way to sneak kale into your kids diet and yourself for that matter.  Try on toast in the morning for breakfast.  It’s great on pasta for lunch or dinner.  Or on crostini & crackers for a snack or party, pizza & sandwiches.

Homemade-Kale-Pesto

Kale-Pesto

Recipe: Approx. 1 1/2 Cups

  • 2 Cups Kale
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Basil
  • 1/2 Cup Raw Walnuts
  • 1/2 Cup Raw Almonds
  • 1 Cup Aged Asiago Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup or more Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt or to taste

Instructions:

Wash kale and tear off main rib by holding the end of the stem and sliding off the leaves.

Put the almonds in the food processor and turn on until coarsely ground.

Measure all ingredients and add to almonds except the olive oil.

Blend everything while slowly pouring in olive oil.

Health Benefits:

Kale is low in calories, high in fiber and it is a loaded with antioxidants which helps detox the liver. It is also an anti-inflammatory with omega-3 fatty acids, which is helpful for arthritis, joint pain and asthma.  Kale has more Iron than beef and more calcium than milk which helps prevents osteoporosis, joint flexibility and helps maintain normal bone health. It is great for cardiovascular support that helps in lowering cholesterol.  It is really high in vitamin A, C, and super high in the powerful antioxidant vitamin K (anyone taking anticoagulants should avoid kale because the high level of vitamin K that may interfere with the drugs.)  More on kale 

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