Killer Basil-Garlic Pesto (Literally)

This particular recipe ratio has been so cherished by family and friends, that I have grown heaps of basil in my garden…. primarily JUST for this spicy pesto perfection (as pictured above).

In today’s society and environmental conditions, humans are more susceptible now than ever before for bacterial, fungal and parasitic invasions within the gut! These invasions become hidden culprits of a wide variety of digestive and inflammatory conditions.  Fermentation, candida, parasites and bacterial infections will embed in the large intestines, small intestines, and even setup camp in the lymphatic system! Luckily, nature always provides an antidote: GARLIC, a flavorful addition to a wide variety of culinary creations, contains anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties, along with some parasite-killing power!

two white garlics
Some medicines have flavor and punch, like garlic!

Boosting immunity and delivering prebiotics, this sauce’s foundational ingredients are commonly recommended for parasite-killing action. (Garlic, basil, raw pumpkin seeds). Beware of the garlic bite!

plant leaves green basil
When it comes to making anything… especially pesto… fresh is always best!

Killer Basil-Garlic Pesto

  • Difficulty: Easy
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2 oz. fresh basil leaves, with stems

9-10 garlic cloves

1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds

1/4 cup hemp hearts

3/4 – 1 cup clean water (distilled is great)

juice of 1 large organic lemon

Sea salt to taste (optional)


  1. Place ingredients in a high speed blender. Blend on high speed until smooth and light green in color.
  2. Store in mason jar for 10-14 days.
  3. Suggestions for use: Combine with fresh chopped tomatoes, mushrooms and spiraled zucchini for zucchinighetti… stir into any salad or lettuce wrap, or use as a spicy dip for snacking on fresh vegetables!
  4. Additional tip: for a creamier pesto sauce, use cashews instead of pumpkin seeds. If using for hot foods, do not add the sauce to a hot skillet. Instead, stir in at the very end of the cooking process, just before serving.



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