Health,  Recipes

Avocado Pesto Sauce

I am a big fan of superfoods, and quinoa tops my personal list. It is delicious! In fact, my family eats so much quinoa, I had to find new ways to spice it up! When eaten plain, this superfood tastes just like rice. We have replaced all our rice, oatmeal, and some pasta recipes with it. Quinoa is high in fiber, protein, and iron, so it will leave you feeling fuller longer. If you like a meatless Monday in your menu like I do, packing quinoa into your meal is a logical choice. It basically cooks like rice, so don’t be wary of needing expert cooking skills to prepare it.

I also love avocados. There are so many reasons that avocados are beneficial for women; they are even shaped like the womb! Avocados are a great natural source of folic acid, so all the ladies who are trying to get pregnant need to stock up. Avocados are good for us in so many different ways as they are filled with good fats that help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, support weight loss, and protect eyesight. I put avocados in our smoothies, scoop out the seed and replace with an egg to bake for an easy breakfast, mash them and eat them on top of toast, and make guacamole.

The recipes I include on my blog will make my love for these two superfoods apparent rather quickly! I eat avocados and quinoa at least one meal a day, and once you incorporate them into your diet, you will wonder why you didn’t try them sooner.

Grocery List:

(all organic ingredients)

-2 avocados (halved, seeded, and peeled)

-1/2 cup fresh basil leaves

-2 cloves garlic

-2 two lemon juice

-sea salt and black pepper to taste

-1/3 cup coconut oil


-To make sauce, put avocados, basil, garlic, and lemon juice in blender. Season with salt and pepper. Blend on high and add olive oil in slowly. Set aside.

-Toss your sauce into pasta noodles, quinoa, rice, or add to sandwiches for a creamy, delicious topping.

(I pan fried chicken breasts in coconut oil until golden brown and added them to my quinoa and avocado pesto mixture.)