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I have a beautiful and super simple pesto for you. I made this pesto with the ingredients I had on hand: whole almonds, lots of basil, garlic, lemons, salt and olive oil.

I consider pesto a fridge staple,  I make it so often because it is the perfect summer lunch or supper. We all love it with raw chopped vegetables or my raw crackers….so yummy and seriously healthy!

  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. pink Himalayan salt
  •  3 cups of fresh basil (leaves only)
  • 3/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of almond butter (see foot note to make your own almond butter)

I must say I do find it difficult to write the exact ingredients because much of my raw cooking is to taste. So I urge you to taste as you make. Don’t be scared to add more lemon or almond butter, use your own judgement.

Place all the ingredients except the butter in a food processor. Pulse and scrape down the sides until the mixture has reached a smooth texture, having said that I do like my pesto a bit chunky. While running, add the almond butter.

Your pesto is ready! Store in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple of weeks. I have never frozen mine before but if you try that and it works please let me know.

If you have any problems please do drop me a line or write to say how you got on. 

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Recipe by Satya Yoga Oxford http://www.satyayoga.co.uk/2016/raw-basil-almond-butter-pesto/

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Satya Yoga was established in London in 2003 by Zena Kidd-May, who taught yoga to private individuals at her London studio for several years.

Coming to Zena’s class is my special time, my little retreat of the week. I have always looked for something to keep my body fit, limber and engaged as well as for a way to help put my mind at ease. Yoga is just that for me because it helps to calm my mind down and offers a chance to leave my worries outside, while giving my bodies a chance to stretch and work on areas previously unknown to me. Zena’s teaching in her lovely studio offers just that to me. It provides for me that perfect serene atmosphere that challenges me to try something new in an environment where I feel completely supported and cared for. I wish I could go every day—and not only because of her delicious goodies which will always make me come back for more.

Elizabeth Bond

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