Benefits of basil plus 2 Super simple spring recipes!

Benefits of basil plus 2 Super simple spring recipes!

This marvelous herb is not only super tasty and aromatic, but it also boasts several health benefits. Learn 2 super easy recipes that you can prepare this spring!

Basil is originally native to Asia, Africa and India and it was considered a sacred herb. The word “basil” actually comes from ancient Greek “basilikhon” and it means royal.

Basil is now grown all over the world, it is used for seasoning in sweet and savory dishes, and it provides some serious health benefits.

Try this avocado Basil Pesto.

Health benefits

Basil contains vitamins and minerals and several antioxidants, and scientists are studying the potential benefits of extracts or essential oils of basil. Preliminary research suggests that it may:

The best thing about basil is that you can grow basil in your kitchen! There are two super refreshing recipes to rock in spring!

Avocado Basil Pesto

Ingredients:

Method:

Blend the ingredients until smooth with a blender, add water if you prefer a thinner consistency. You can use it as a sauce or get some crudités to dip!

Strawberry Lemon Basil Water

Ingredients:

Method:

Place the ingredients in a pitcher and keep it in the refrigerator for 4 hours before serving for a super refreshing treat!

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Peter O Brien

Peter started out his professional life as a restaurant critic but ended up moving to the kitchen, realizing that his passion didn’t only lie in tasting the food, but MAKING it. Follow his delicious recipes, as well as useful articles about the many benefits healthy and delicious food will bring to your life.+ info

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