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Hummus

Hummus is delicious and has a lovely texture. Can be eaten with bread, carrot sticks, sweet peppers, cucumber sticks – anything you want really! Chickpeas are full of protein. Very easy to make in 5-10 mins max. I was inspired to make this after discovering how easy it was from Happybody. Now it’s done every week.


Ingredients (3 bowls worth):

  • 400g organic chickpeas
  • 1x garlic clove (roughly chopped)
  • Juice of 1½ lemons
  • ¼ cup whole tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • ½ tsp of cumin
  • 2x tbsp rapeseed oil (or olive/hemp seed oil)
  • 1x desert spoon bio yoghurt or mascarpone
  • pinch of salt
  • paprika for garnish

 

Method:

  1. Add all ingredients, except the paprika garnish, to a food processor.
  2. Blend until thick and creamy. You only need about 15-30 seconds, depending on how smooth or rough you want your hummus.
  3. Serve in a bowl.
  4. Sprinkle on some paprika for garnish.
  5. Serve with some homemade bread!
  6. To store: Seal or cover with cling film and keep in a fridge for up to 4 days.

 

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Benefits:

Chickpeas deliver essential proteins, and are said to help reduce cholesterol.  Hummus also provides healthy oils through tahini and the particular oil you choose to add. Plus you gain a number of essential vitamin and minerals – and although hummus can be high in fat, it is mostly healthy unsaturated fat. No problem with that when you’re running it off or eating as post-run recovery. The bio yoghurt or mascarpone adds a lovely creaminess.

Easy, quick, healthy. And your friends will love it 🙂

Enjoy with a nice smoothie!
Jeff

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