Presto Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Super-charge your next dinner with this awesome sun-dried tomato pesto! It is nutrient dense, and loaded with tomatoes which offer a variety of health benefits such as:

- Boosting pro-collagen which helps keep your skin firm and youthful looking
- Lowering stroke percentage by as much as 60% due to antioxidant load
- Help lower the risk of major cardiovascular events by 30%
- Boost bone health by lowering the risk of osteoporosis
- Protect against 9 different types of cancer due to lycopene content
- Help trim the risk for developing Parkinson's disease
- Promote healthier sleep

3 - 4 medium zucchini (1 lb / 460 g)
3 - 4 roma tomatoes (1 lb / 460 g)
Sun-dried tomatoes (presoaked) (1⁄2 cup / 120 g)
Hulled hemp hearts (2 – 4 Tbsp / 30 – 60 g)
Large handfuls of basil, arugula & spinach 

Spiralize or shred zucchini into thin noodles, dice 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 the tomatoes, 1/3 - 1⁄2 sun dried tomatoes and toss with noodles. Blend remaining tomato and slowly add all the greens sun dried tomatoes and nuts blending just enough at slow speed for thicker chunkier pesto, or at faster speeds for smooth sauce. I prefer slower speeds leaving it chunky, you may need to take some time and use a few stalks of celery or the tamper to get thick sauce thick and chunky, dice remaining celery and add to noodles. One of my all time favourites!! (400 – 550 cal.) 

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