I’ve been trying to get more greens in my diet lately, with the intention of fortifying my immune system. Powdered are my go-to for veggie power and have now become a staple ingredient in my kitchen!
This recipe for Green Hummus combines both fresh and powdered greens and veggies to great a flavorful spread that is PACKED with powerful nutrition. What's really awesome is that it tastes SO GOOD! You'd never suspect how healthy and beneficial it is for you ;)
Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com
2 heads Garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cans (15 oz) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 Lemon, zested and juiced
2 tablespoons tahini
1 scoop Powdered Greens
1½ teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
⅛ teaspoon black pepper
½ cup fresh spinach
½ cup fresh parsley (or cilantro, basil, dill, tarragon or mint)
2 tablespoons Green Onion
sesame seeds, olive oil, parsley, chopped walnut (optional garnish)
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut a ½-inch slice off the top of the garlic heads. Drizzle a teaspoon of olive oil over the bulbs, and then wrap in foil. Bake for 1 hour.
2. Once the garlic has cooled a bit, gently squeeze out the cloves and transfer them to the bowl of a food processor.
3. Add the beans to the food processor along with the lemon juice, tahini, greens, remaining 5 teaspoons of olive oil, salt, cumin, and pepper. Blend until the mixture is smooth and thick.
4. Add the spinach, herbs, and chives. Pulse until blended smoothly into the hummus. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. Garnish, serve and enjoy!
One serving equals: 45 calories, 2g fat, 68mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 0g sugar and 2g protein
I hope that you get a chance to give this recipe a try this week. Remember that I’m only a call or email away to assist you in all things fitness. And if you are not yet one of my prized clients then call or email me now to set up your first workout – I’d love to help you achieve your best body ever!