I originally came up with this pesto recipe about 2 years ago – and it’s still one of my favourites that I make regularly to this day!
And it’s perfect for detoxing. Actually, funny story. When I started eating this regularly, I started to see dead parasites that I didn’t even know I had before!
Most of us (especially with illness or gut issues) have some parasites. They really love an unhealthy-for-us gut environment, they get to munch on all the undigested food, putrefied food.
Yes, you probably have parasites in your body. Yes, I know you don’t want to talk about it! But we have to! (I have a whole workshop on this in Detox Done Different!)
I’ve already written about how coffee enemas help to get rid of parasites, because they get rid of debris and toxic sludge in the colon that impact normal bowel function, and help create a healthy environment that is not hospitable to those pathogens, while helping to restore balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut.
Anyway, I’d been doing coffee enemas and the Gerson therapy for a couple of months, and then I started eating this recipe with raw garlic in it and then they started dying off like crazy. It was weird and creepy, but my gut got a lot better after that.
The other great thing about this recipe is the huge amount of parsley in it. Parsley is a great little detoxifier too. It helps to flush out the kidneys and cleanse the blood, thanks to the huge amounts of chlorophyll.
All the minerals in chlorophyll are needed by the body when detoxifying, because they are used to bind to heavy metals and chemicals to get them out of the body.
This also means you need more minerals while detoxing because they get spend up on the detox process, so keep that in mind!
This pesto is a healthy version of the garlic butter sauce used in chicken kiev and garlic bread. Try using this on cooked vegetables, bread, or in pasta – it’s addictive! You could also make this in a mini food processor, but I think it tastes better from the mortar and pestle.
You can also make this with cilantro for an even more powerful detoxifying effect!
- 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
- pinch of salt
- 2 Tbsp olive oil or flaxseed oil, use more as needed
- 1 cup finely chopped parsley (about half a large bunch)
- In a mortar and pestle, smash the garlic up - you don’t want any big garlic chunks so get it good and smashed.
- Add the salt and olive oil and mix it into a chunky paste.
- Add the chopped parsley and mix again.