Super Healthy Hemp Seed Pesto

 

I love classic Pesto Genovese made with pine nuts and basil. It’s super handy salsa I make each summer and keep it in my freezer for a quick pasta dish. But after I’ve seen this recipe for Superseed pesto at blissfulbasil.com, I had to add it to my favorite list.

superseed pesto1Superseed pesto is made with Hemp seed and pepitas, combining the classic pesto ingredients with arugula. It’s super healthy, full of vitamins and minerals, gluten and seed free. A real power food for spring and summer.

If you’re not familiar with benefits of hemp seeds, here’s why you’ll want to add them to your diet:

Hemp seeds are amazing little super seeds that are often considered to be within the top 10 super foods… Not only are they high in protein, they also have the optimal balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 and contain oodles of trace minerals that are vital to health. Just 1 1/2 tablespoons of hemp seeds contain 5 grams of protein, 10 percent daily value of iron, 1245 milligrams of Omega-3 and 436 milligrams of Omega-6 fatty acids. Like other super seeds, hemp seeds contain all 10 of the essential amino acids and they are rich with anti-aging antioxidants such as Vitamin E, says Ashley from blissfulbasil.com.

Convinced? I am.

Visit the next page to get the recipe and easy directions.

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