How to Make Chickpea with Coconut Pesto
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES
1) In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the olive oil, coconut milk, and lime juice until the consistency is smooth. On a cutting board, stem and finely chop the basil. Puree the coconut base, basil, and salt in a food processor to desired consistency. Taste it, and adjust salt to your preference. Set the pesto aside to marinate the flavors.
How Can Chickpea with Coconut Pesto Make You Feel Great?
Although temperatures are still mild to chilly, heat is already building internally. On warm days, you might feel swollen, especially in the hands. Chickpea is one of our favorite foods starting mid-spring. It, and other astringent foods, can help restore tone to skin and circulation.
Coconut milk adds heartiness while keeping you cool. The refreshing sourness of lime helps wake you up out of winter hibernation. Basil aids digestion and opens up the pores, restoring a summer glow to your skin.
WHAT IS CHICKPEA WITH COCONUT PESTO?
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Is Chickpea with Coconut Pesto Good for Me?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Heart & Circulation:
ALTERATIVELiterally, an herb that restores the proper function of the body. In practice, alteratives are usually blood cleansers and blood chemistry balancers. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
Liver & Gall Bladder:
CHOLAGOGUECholagogues stimulate the release of bile from the gall bladder for improved digestion.
High Fiber Laxative
HIGH-FIBER-LAXATIVEA class of laxative that adds bulk and water to stools. The size of a stool stimulates peristalsis and the stool passes more easily through the colon. It is important to drink plenty of water when using high fiber laxatives, as they can be dehydrating.
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How to Use Food AyurvedicallyHOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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