07 Oct Cilantro Pesto (Cleanse Friendly Chelation Pesto)
This cilantro pesto! Although it’s from my Complete Cleanse program and totally cleanse friendly, it doesn’t taste like something of deprivation at all. It tastes like heaven… or a little bowl of it.
In fact, I often use this Cilantro Pesto when I’m not cleansing because I like the taste of it so much.
There are 40 more cleanse friendly delicious recipes in the Complete Cleanse Guide.
Now, don’t let the ingredients fool you. Even though it’s made of cilantro, because of it’s ability to draw toxins from cells (chelate), even those that are the most averse to cilantro’s taste have been converted to lovers of this dip. I’ve seen it happen dozens of times.
Remember, I’ve done cleanse programs in real live groups for years and have brought this dip countless times for participants to taste because I know it sounds strange and may not compel someone to make it on their own, yet it’s so helpful during cleansing. All of the ingredients in the dip are chosen for their nutrient density and contribution to removing harmful toxins.
I personally use it on eggs, with veggies as a dip or with rice crackers as a snack. This particular recipe has been circulating the natural health world for decades. It’s not mine, but the other 40+ recipes in my Complete Cleanse guide are. And if I do say so myself, are just as good.
Eating healthy, supportive, cleanse friendly foods doesn’t need to taste bland or feel depriving. Whole foods in their natural state are delicious when you know how to combine them.
If the time is right and you’re feeling like you want to detoxify your body, my Complete Cleanse program is now available online. And you can start anytime! Whether you’re looking to detoxify or simply just enjoy a delicious dip, give this long standing recipe a try.
Full disclaimer; this is not my recipe. In fact, I’m not sure where it originated from. It’s been circulating the natural health world ever since I can remember.
Why I like it
Cilantro chelation pesto is easy to make and tastes delicious.
Yes, it tastes great, even if you don’t like the taste of cilantro. I’m serious as a heart attack. Go on give it a try, I’ve converted many skeptics over the years with this dip.
While it tastes amazing, the health benefits are what got me started on this pesto many years ago. Cilantro has been proven to chelate (extract) heavy metals and chemicals from our bodies. Heavy metals such as mercury, nickel, uranium, cadmium, lead and aluminum, are able to imbed themselves into our central nervous systems and bones, accumulating for years and can slow you down mentally and physically. Chelating is an effective way to remove these harmful toxins.
What you need
4 cloves garlic
1/3 C Brazil nuts
1/3 C sunflower seeds
1/3 C pumpkin seeds
2 C fresh cilantro (packed)
2/3 C extra virgin olive oil
4 Tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp dulse powder
coconut aminos (substitute for tamari or soy sauce) to taste
What you do
- Process cilantro & oil in blender until cilantro is chopped
- Add remaining ingredients and process until blended into a paste
- Adjust taste with amino’s and continue to blend
- Store mixture in glass jars. The pesto keeps well and can also be frozen
- Use daily for a couple of weeks to aid in removal of mercury, lead & aluminum
- Pesto is great as a vegetable dip, on pasta, potatoes, crackers, spiralized veggie noodles, rice or quinoa, stir-fries, salads, sandwiches and wraps or where ever else your imagination takes you.
This recipe is packed with selenium, cysteine, zinc, magnesium, vitamin C, and A, to support the detox process.