Clean Eating Pesto

Today’s recipe comes to you in a bid to keep my meals fresh and exciting.  Eating clean can make it super easy to become bored with the same meals, which in turn can see us falling hard off the wagon; how many times can you eat the same chicken and veg meals over and over again.  

I admit it, when I first started on this journey I would batch cook all my meals for that week and it was more than a tad depressing.  Admittedly, getting creative in the kitchen can take more time which I know is a luxury not all of us can afford, but don’t fear, it can still be easy.  

Through Foodie Fridays (Yes I know I’m late) I try to inspire you to mix up your healthy meals using super easy methods and recipes.   

So with that said this week’s recipe has the ability to be used as a sauce or condiment alike, adding dimension to those clean (boring?) meals.

Here you have my super easy Clean Eating Pesto.

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Now this recipe is Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Paleo Friendly and before you start stressing over the fat content, remember it’s all healthy fats which are essential to a good diet & can in fact help you lose weight PLUS I have removed one ingredient and switched it for one of my pantry essentials making it suitable for a dairy free & vegan diet.


  • 2 Cups Basil
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • ½ cup oil
  • Salt
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • ½ Lemon – juiced

1.  Put all the ingredients minus the oil into a blender and blend

2. Turn your blender to 1 and slowly add your oil (I used extra virgin)

Simple as that.  Store in the fridge in your favourite jar.

You can use it on your Zoodles, in salad, on steak etc etc.



Happy weekend fitfam! x

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