This parsley pesto pasta puts a fun spin on traditional pesto. Typically pesto has tons of oil, dairy, and nuts so I decided to make a lighter, fresher, more simple pesto that is easier to digest. The normal high-fat pesto can be very hard on the digestive system. My pesto is packed with liver cleansing parsley. I used the yellow lentil pasta from Trader Joe’s but you can use any pasta you like. I particularly like lentil pasta as opposed to a refined flour white pasta because it is high in protein and is literally made from lentils. White flour pasta is digested super quickly which spikes your blood sugar and causes your body to store more fat (leads to weight gain). Pasta made from lentils is more slowly absorbed and allows your body to use the complex carbohydrates for energy instead of storing it as fat.

Parsley Benefits

✖️Packed with Vitamin K

✖️Prevents cancer

✖️Protects against diabetes

✖️Helps to improve calcium absorption

✖️Protects bone health

✖️Cleanses liver

✖️Amazing for digestion

✖️Alkalinizes the body



3 cups spinach

2 cups fresh parsley

2 cloves garlic

Juice of 2 lemons

1 tbsp olive oil (optional)

1/4 tsp pink salt

How to: 

Blend in food processor and pour over pasta, enjoy!


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  1. Peter Laughton says:

    Spinach is high in oxalic acid, which causes 76% of kidney stones. I would instead recommend using basil in the summer and cilantro in the winter. Kale is also often used. And don’t forget to consume apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and other citrus to protect yourself from kidney stones.

  2. Daniel says:

    I see you used spinach instead of Basil – is this deliberate, or just an option?

    1. Taylor From HealthyGirl Kitchen says:

      A different option!