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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.

In this hectic life we all lead, it is easy to live entirely in our heads, but attending Zena's classes over the last couple of years has enabled me to reconnect mind and body. Zena beautifully demonstrates how to move through the poses, whilst keeping an expert eye on us, to maximise what her students receive in each pose. I feel as strong and fit and as connected with my body and its possibilities as I have ever done in my life, and have always felt in such capable and knowledgable hands at Satya Yoga. The guided relaxation at the end of each class is wonderfully restorative, as are Zena's homemade nutritional treats, allowing us to leave class feeling thoroughly nurtured both inside and out! I enjoy Zena's classes so much I have gone from attending one to two a week.

Claire Henman

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