Kale Week: ‘Kale, Hemp Seeds and Flax Oil Pesto’.

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A raw, vegan, nut- free, super natural pesto. If you don’t have hemp seeds then you can use sunflower seeds, or any nut like walnut, macadamia’s, almond or pistachio’s. And you can use olive, walnut or macadamia oil instead of the flax oil. Of course activated or sprouted seeds and nuts are going to increase the nutrients in this recipe and they will be more bio available. See my week on ‘sprouting’, using my ‘search site’ box on my website.

2 cups tightly packed kale leaves, washed well and roughly chopped
1/2 cup hemp seeds
2 cloves garlic
Juice from 1-2 lemons (depending how lemony you like it)
1 tsp unrefined salt

Variations –
– add 1/2 cup tahini for a creamier, hummus like spread.
– Sprinkle some sumac or ground cumin to serve, and/or a little extra flax oil over the top

Method – put everything together in your food processor or blender and whizz until smooth. Taste and adjust the seasoning how you like it. #janellapurcell

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