‘Brain Power Pesto’

I make this pesto regularly and have it in the fridge too add to soups, salads or smashed into avocado on seed crackers.

It’s a great way of sneaking greens into the kids too!
Using walnuts and kale makes it packed with brain power foods that are high in calcium, protein, healthy omega-3 fats, fiber, antioxidants, and many vitamins and minerals including vitamin E, folate, melatonin. Research shows walnut consumption may support brain health, including increasing reasoning in children. The walnut looks like a brain and is good for the brain! This is a great anti-inflammatory food to put with most dishes.

This recipe is easy to make as you put it all in the blender and whizz it up. It stores for a week as it has the lemon juice in it.

1/4 cup walnuts
1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves (really pack it in there but it’s about 2 bunches)
6 big leaves of kale, de-ribbed
Juice and zest from 1 lemon
3 cloves garlic, crushed

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