This super greens walnut paste is sooo good and perfect to offset those easter eggs. Full of detoxifying herbs and spinach, with some lovely in season wild garlic leaves. I made this to use up some spinach but it’s a great one to have in the freezer and can be added to pasta, so even when in a rush you can offer something nourishing. It is also a great way to add herbs and vegetables to your breakfast. I had on some Organic paleo bread this morning with eggs, full of protein and phytonutrients.
Walnuts give this an even better nutritional composition as they provide protein, healthy fats, including omega 3’s, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
They are rich in the protein l-arginine and therefore great for the cardiovascular system so anyone with family history of this would do well to add in to their diet.
They are rich in vitamin E, folate, omega 3 fats making them great food for brain health. Interestingly a study in 2005 showed that in rat models they increased melatonin levels three-fold, so anyone struggling with insomnia or sleep would benefit in having these in their diet. Melatonin is the hormone responsible for regulating and inducing sleep and is produced in the darkness. Interestingly having white or blue based lights in the bedroom inhibit melatonin, so should be avoided especially in children’s bedrooms.
Walnut Super Green Paste
½ cup parsley
1 cup Basel
½ cup wild garlic
2 cups spinach
Juice of 1 lemon
6 tablespoons of olive oil
1- Mill the walnuts in the nutri bullet/blender
2- Add all of the greens to the blender with the lemon juice and mix for 20 seconds
3- Mix the walnuts and olive oil to the paste and blender for further 20 seconds, until pesto like consistency
4- Ready to serve
5- I then put the leftovers between some folder baking parchment paper and stuck in the freezer for later use. Just break off what you need.