I use cilantro almost daily either in a smoothie or as a healthy dip for veggies. Cilantro is a great detoxifier and inexpensive. It is liquid chlorophyll!
Chlorophyll found in almost all plants is a powerful blood builder and one of nature’s greatest healers. Chlorophyll increases red blood cell production and filters oxygen through our bodies’ cellular structures which strengthens our immune system and improves our circulation.
Cilantro—also known as coriander or Chinese parsley—has been proven to chelate metals from our bodies in a relatively short period of time. Chlorophyll binds with heavy metals, like mercury and helps to remove it from your system.
Combined with the benefits of the other ingredients, the following recipe for Cilantro Chelation Pesto is a powerful tissue cleanser. It is easy to make, and also really tasty. It’s great on dehydated flax crackers.
Just a few teaspoons of this cilantro pesto daily for three weeks is purportedly enough to increase the urinary excretion of mercury, lead, and aluminum, thus effectively removing these toxic metals from our bodies. Consider doing this cleanse for three weeks at least once a year. I do it just because it tastes great!
Cilantro Chelation Pesto
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1/3 cup Raw Brazil nuts (selenium source)
- 1/3 cup Raw sunflower seeds (cysteine source)
- 1/3 cup Raw pumpkin seeds (zinc, magnsium sources)
- 2 cups packed fresh cilantro (coriander, Chinese parsley) (Vitamin A source)
- 2/3 cup flaxseed oil
- 4 tablespoons lemon juice (Vitamin C source)
- 2 tsp. Dulse powder
- Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
Process the cilantro and flaxseed oil in a blender until the cilantro is chopped. Add the garlic, nuts, and seeds, dulse and lemon juice and mix until the mixture is finely blended into a paste. Add a squirt of Bragg’s Liquid Aminos to taste and blend again. Enjoy a great tasting Pesto with Health Benefits!