Avocado Pesto!

 

Okay – you can go ahead and just say THANK YOU!!! Are you even kidding me??? Because THIS is addictive!! Who doesn’t love avocado and pesto?? But put them together on top of zucchini noodles and 💥 BAM 💥 – you’ve got yourself a sinfully delicious meal minus the heavy cream etc.!! Recipe inspired by Eat Yourself Skinny!

Ingredients:

2 ripe avocados
1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp. sea salt
3 Tbsp olive oil
Cracked black pepper, to taste

Toss your avocados, basil, garlic, walnuts, lemon juice, & salt into food processor. Drizzle in the olive oil as it runs. Serve over Zucchini noodles, or riced Broccoli or Cauliflower! Enjoy!

Peanut Butter vs. Almond Butter

Peanut butter is considered healthy by many in terms of the protein and fat content, but the problem is that it is very high in omega-6 fatty acids.
We need to consume Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids in a 1:4 ratio, but most Americans are consuming them in a 1:25 ratio due to refined oils and other processed ingredients in our packaged food (and fast food).

Peanuts are also stored in moist silos which can cause them to grow a type of fungus called aflatoxins and these affect the health of your gut. It competes with probiotics (the good bacteria) which are essential for gut health. Peanuts are also a common allergen and linked to food sensitivities, leaky gut syndrome and a slow metabolism.