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Creamy Chimichurri Sauce (Paleo & Vegan)

This creamy chimichurri sauce takes minutes to make, and tastes amazing on everything!

Creamy Chimichurri Sauce Paleo Vegan

When people tell me that healthy eating is boring and has no variety, I ask, “Are you experimenting with differences sauces and spices?” The flavor of food can change dramatically depending on what seasoning or dressing you put on it, and you can make multiple dishes with the same base ingredients.

So recently, when I got a bit bored by the same marinade I put on my steak, I decided to switch it up a bit with this creamy chimichurri sauce, and dayuuum, it added SO MUCH flavor and I ended up putting the leftover sauce on everything for the next several days.

Creamy Chimichurri Sauce Paleo Vegan

Yup, these are all ingredients that go into this creamy chimichurri sauce. So simple and healthy, right? I love a good creamy sauce, and the addition of an avocado makes it a perfect texture, not too thick and not too thin. Which is why you can seriously use this sauce for anything!

Creamy Chimichurri Sauce Paleo Vegan

So far, I have used it as a dipping sauce for steak and veggies, a refreshing dressing on a salad, and even topped my gluten free smoked salmon toast with it for a burst of flavor. I just can’t get enough of it, and I highly recommend you try it out!

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Creamy Chimichurri Sauce (Paleo & Vegan)
 
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Serves: About 1 cup
Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, packed
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, packed
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, raw and unfiltered
  • 1 large avocado, peeled and seeded
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, if needed
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients, except olive oil, in a high-powered blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add more olive oil if you want the sauce to be thinner.
  4. Enjoy as dressing, dip, or sauce over everything!

Creamy Chimichurri Sauce (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30)

Digest & Detox Tea + FREE Apple Cider Vinegar

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Paleo Vegan Digest & Detox Tea

Gosh, Christmas is still a week and a half away and I feel like I’m already indulging in too many sweets. Sugar is one of those all-or-nothing things for me, and once I have a small bite of cake, 20 minutes later, you’ll see me with an empty cake platter and looking for what other dessert I can get my sweet tooth on. The addiction is real! Thank goodness for my New Year sugar detox class! I will definitely be joining in with my participants.

Today, I want to talk about the benefits of apple cider vinegar, and how amazing incorporating this Digest & Detox Tea has been for my digestion, energy level, and just overall well-being. Especially during a time when we are all indulging a bit too much, it becomes even more important to take care of ours bodies and practice light detoxification. I usually feel pretty crappy with too much sugar from my candida issues but it has been quite manageable this season by drinking this tea every morning.

Paleo Vegan Digest & Detox Tea

The secret ingredient? Apple cider vinegar! Apple cider vinegar is one of my favorite cooking staples and I use it everyday, even in my skin care routine. It has so many health benefits and it differs from regular white vinegar in that it’s made from apples (duh) and that it’s been fermented. For true healing benefits, make sure that the label says “raw”, “unfiltered”, and “with the mother.” The “mother” means that it has gone through a true fermentation process.

Here are just some of the benefits:

  • Aids in detoxification
  • Known to lower blood sugar
  • Improves digestion by increasing stomach acid production
  • Contains anti-fungal and anti-bacterial components (that’s why it’s GREAT for candida overgrowth!)
  • May increase satiety so you avoid overeating
  • Balances the pH of the skin when used topically, making it a great toner!

Paleo Vegan Digest & Detox Tea

This Digest & Detox tea also includes ingredients that boosts these internal benefits and more, like ginger, lemon juice, cinnamon, honey, and cayenne. All of these have been shown to be especially health promoting for digestion and detox, and that’s why this powerhouse combination will help you feel amazing!

Digest & Detox Tea
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups of water
  • 5 thinly sliced raw ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (raw, unfiltered)
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • 2 tsp raw honey or maple syrup (or more, to taste)
  • Pinch of cayenne
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan over medium high heat, combine water, ginger slices, and cinnamon. Once it comes to boil, turn down the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, add the rest of the ingredients, and stir.
  3. Strain, pour into a mug, and serve warm.
Notes
As with any food that facilitates detoxification, you may or may not experience detox symptoms in the beginning which may make you feel sick in various degrees and ways. If this is the case for you, start out slow and increase you intake slowly over time!

 

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Paleo Vegan Digest & Detox Tea

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Fermented Jalapeño Hot Sauce

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Spicy food is my jam. I put hot sauce, crushed red pepper flakes, or cayenne spices on 90% of my meals. True story. It’s a serious addiction that I’m okay with having. While I love all types of hot sauce, I love me the tanginess of the fermented kind. I’ve only seen them at specialty health stores, but usually they are not the easiest thing to find. And if I’m choosing to eating something as often as I do hot sauce, I’d rather choose the healthier version with all the ingredients I know with tons of probiotics.  

Fermented Jalapeño Garlic Hot Sauce

Fermented Jalapeño Garlic Hot Sauce

And that’s how I decided to ferment my own hot sauce. It was surprisingly easy and the end result is delicious. Honestly, if you have some probiotic powder, sauerkraut juice, or whey, you can pretty much ferment anything. The hardest part is the waiting game. It took a little longer than a week for it to taste as tangy as I like, but it was totally worth it. I used jalapeño peppers, but any other hot peppers will work. You can even throw in some bell peppers in there to make the flavor more mild.

Fermented Jalapeño Garlic Hot Sauce

Fermented Jalapeño Garlic Hot Sauce

Fermented Jalapeño Garlic Hot Sauce

After straining the hot sauce, you can use the leftover pulp in recipes like dips and sauces and they add a tasty kick to the dish. If you are a hot sauce fanatic like me, it’s so worth making your own. Not only can you control your own ingredients and have it taste just the way you like it, it’s a great way to boost your immune system!

Fermented Jalapeño Garlic Hot Sauce

Fermented Jalapeño Garlic Hot Sauce
 
Ingredients
  • ½ lb jalapeño peppers
  • 5-6 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp fermented sauerkraut juice
  • 6 tbsp filtered water
  • 1 tbsp raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar ("with the mother")
Instructions
  1. Take off the stems of the jalapeño peppers.
  2. Put the peppers, garlic cloves, salt, sauerkraut juice, and water into a food processor and blend into a paste. Careful not to get your eyes too close when you open the lid afterwards. The fume released can be quite strong and result in a burning sensation.
  3. Pour the jalapeño paste into a glass jar, and screw on the lid.
  4. Leave the jar in at room temperature away from sunlight for 1-2 weeks. The sauce will ferment, bubble, and fade in color. You can open the lid every other day to let it "burp."
  5. Once the hot sauce is fermented, pour over a cheese cloth or a fine-mesh strainer. Squeeze or press out the liquid as much as you can.
  6. Add apple cider vinegar and shake well.
  7. Store the sauce in a glass container in the fridge. You can also save the leftover pulp and add it to sauces and dips.

Easy and Healthy Fermented Jalapeno Hot Sauce - Paleo Gluten Free Whole30