Walnut Kale Pesto

You know, just because I was raised by an herbalist mother, studied nutrition, and love all things health & wellness doesn’t mean I actually like ALL healthy foods. KALE happens to just be one of those. I’m just not crazy about it. BUT, here’s a killer recipe that I am just loving these days. In case you didn’t know, KALE is a great source of fiber, promotes regular digestion, prevents constipation, and lowers blood sugar! And walnuts are awesome BRAIN FOOD. They contain melatonin which help you sleep. Below is the easiest pesto recipe you’ll love me forever for!



  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 bunch baby kale
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • sea salt & pepper to taste


  1. In a food processor or blender, add all the ingredients minus the oil.
  2. Pulse until ingredients are finely chopped.
  3. With the machine running, start adding the olive oil until it becomes smooth.
  4. Add a little salt & pepper to taste.

P.S. I add some to my breakfast sandwich and the taste makes me shimmy a little 💋.

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Desiree Gutierrez
Desiree Gutierrez, the founder of Health ReMynted and Heal+Thy Woman Project, is a passionate holistic nutrition & wellness expert with an art in creating delicious, functional, and healing recipes. Her love for nutrition and cooking started as a child, learning from watching her mother heal others thru food, herbs, music, and love. She realized at a very young age that food had purpose and function, and that's where she dove into the "rabbit hole" of functional medicine. Desiree studied pre-med at The University of Texas and thru her course of studying, realized she wanted to turn her focus to nutritional health realizing how vital human health is to live a happy and fulfilling life. Being able to dance until old-age is her non-negotiable! Desiree extended her nutrition education at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition where Health ReMynted was born simply means "renewing one's health." She has been lovingly coaching and educating others on intentional eating and overall wellness in order to renew and live our best life! She does extensive work with those suffering from specific-related diseases, hormone imbalances, anxiety, and depression. Her goal is to help guide people in understanding balance and what it means to eat and live intentionally for pure bliss, all while our bodies heal and flourish! Heal+Thy Woman Project was born when she realized the immense necessity and lack-there-of in women's health and education. For months she wanted to find a new word for "healthy"--being that "healthy" has lost its value in the every-day. She woke up one morning realizing her life's passion is in the word "healthy"-- "Heal Thy". She believes that to be truly healthy we must first heal. She explains it in this way, "to have a healthy gut we must first "heal thy" gut". Heal+ Thy Woman Project has become her sole focus to guide women thru healing and becoming more connected with their own beautiful bodies!