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P90x Pesto Sauce recipe

Ingredients Needed

  1. 99% Fat Free Chicken Broth (20.0 cup)
  2. Salt (10.0 tsp)
  3. Parmesan Cheese (Fat Free) (20.0 cup, grated)
  4. Cooking White Wine (20.0 cup)
  5. Lemon Juice (20.0 cup)
  6. Pine Nuts (20.0 cup)
  7. Basil (Fresh, Packed) (80.0 cups)
  8. Garlic (80.0 cloves)


Here’s a simple and quick to do recipe for pesto sauce.

  • Place a skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 cup of pine nuts and toast until their color becomes golden brown.
  • When done, remove from heat and set aside.
  • Next, using a food processor or a blender, add 4 cups of basil, 2 tablespoons of chopped garlic, and add the toasted nuts. Pulse until blended.
  • Then add 1 cup of fat-free grated parmesan cheese, 1 cup of cooking white wine, 1 cup of lemon juice, and ½ cup of fat-free and low sodium chicken broth. Pulse until the ingredients are well-combined.
  • Add salt and continue to blend. When done, take it out from the blender or food processor and transfer in a bowl.
  • This is best served on seafood, chicken, or pasta.
  • Facts on Pesto:

    Pesto is an olive oil-based sauce that is commonly made with basil, garlic, cheese and pine nuts. Even if the sauce contains cheese, the texture is more oily than creamy. If you want to make a creamy pesto using a jar of pesto sauce, you must add the pesto to a cream-based sauce.

    Facts on Pine Nuts:
    Pine nuts are known to be high protein nut that come from pine cones that grow on pine trees. There are a lot of health benefits that you can gain from pine nuts consumption.

    If you consume oil from pine nuts, a study shows that it helps reduce cholesterol. It can also fight high blood pressure by stabilizing the lipid spectrum of blood.

    A study made also shows that pine nuts contain chemicals such as endogenous chlolecystokinin (CCK) and glucagon like peoptide-1 (GLP-1) that when consumed they can contribute to individuals feeling satisfied and not wanting to eat further. This is good for those who aim to lose weight or maintain desired weight.

    Pine nuts also contain high levels of monounsaturated fat and arginine, magnesium, and potassium, the four ingredients that can help in avoiding heat disease.

    They are also great source of iron which is an important nutrient for many body processes such as circulation and nerve regulation. The copper found in pine nuts can help the body to absorb more of the iron.

    When there are high levels of free radicals in the body, the signs of aging will increase and the free radicals may cause growth of cancerous cells. Pine nuts consumption will help reduce of these health concerns and it also slows down the aging process by removing free radicals from the body.

    Pine nuts contain lutein which is an important antioxidant that can help prevent of eye diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration. They also have vitamin A in the form of beta carotene which is also important for the eyes.

    The protein and magnesium found in pine nuts can increase your energy. The magnesium improves symptoms of fatigue and it is also useful for tension release and muscle cramping relief.

    If you are allergic to peanuts and other nuts, it is not recommended to eat pine nuts.

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Nutritional Information for 1 Serving

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