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Avocado Pesto

Avocado Pesto

This recipe for avocado pesto is full of good fats, which are an OrganWise Guys February Foods of the Month. The good fats in this recipe are avocados, walnuts, and extra virgin olive oil. When we eat foods like this avocado pesto that are full of good fats, we are giving our bodies lots of nutrition. Avocados alone are full of potassium (double the amount of a banana!), fiber, Vitamin B, and folic acid.  Good fats, when eaten in moderation, also help to reduce the build up of LDL cholesterol (the bad kind) in our bodies and promote HDL cholesterol (the good kind). This can reduce our risk of heart disease, which is important to consider since February is also American Heart Month.

Try this instead of regular tomato sauce in your next pasta recipe. Jarred tomato sauces can actually be full of sugar! Mix it in with some whole grain pasta and chicken breast for a full meal.

Avocado Pesto
Serves 10
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
119 calories
3 g
3 g
11 g
3 g
2 g
40 g
297 g
0 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
40g
Servings
10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 119
Calories from Fat 97
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
17%
Saturated Fat 2g
10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 3mg
1%
Sodium 297mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates 3g
1%
Dietary Fiber 2g
7%
Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
6%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups fresh basil
  2. 1/2 cup walnuts
  3. 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  4. 5 garlic cloves, peeled
  5. 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper
  6. 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  7. 1 avocado, pit removed
Instructions
  1. Using a blender on high speed, blend all ingredients but the avocado.
  2. Once throughly mixed, add the avocado and blend again on high.
  3. Serve mixed with pasta and chicken, like the photo.
Notes
  1. The pesto will start to brown quickly because of the avocado so serve immediately or refrigerate.
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calories
119
fat
11g
protein
3g
carbs
3g
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