Have you every heard of green hummus? Sounds a little weird, right? Wrong! Well, not wrong, it does sound weird but it tastes GREAT! Plus it's so much better for you than just regular hummus it's not even funny.
Why so good for you? Check out the all star lineup:
Field of Greens – a raw green food powder which contains 4 1/2 servings of vegetables per serving. It's a vegan, kosher, organic, and gluten free food and we just love adding it to raw recipes! It's potent green formula helps to alkalize your body, detox, regenerate, and energize.
Spinach is full of nutrients that help you maintain healthy eyes and build bones. Did you also know that spinach can help relieve dry, itchy skin AND remove toxins from your colon? Popeye knew what was up. Eat lots of spinach (baby organic leaves are the best – and cooking it doesn't destroy the nutrients!)
Chickpeas, the primary ingredient in all hummus, are fantastic sources of fiber and magnesium. They are a legume rich in protein and iron (great for vegetarians/vegans) so they can help boost your energy. Chickpeas also have been said to lower bad cholesterol and for post-menopausal women, reduce the symptoms of hot flashes. With all that fiber, you will feel fuller longer, which is great if you're trying to lose weight!
Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. You've probably heard by now about the health benefits of sesame seeds. Tahini is a good source of methionine, which aids in liver detoxification and magnesium, potassium, and iron to name a few nutrients. It's also a good source of protein and easy for the body to digest.
Garlic is known for its antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal (& anti-vampire) properties. Garlic is a considered a pretty holistically beneficial little bulb. It's been said to help with everything from acne & fighting off the common cold to reducing heart disease risk and protecting against cancer.
Lemon juice – Lemons are digestive aids and liver cleansers. The Vitamin C content when combined with iron from dark leafy greens can help with iron absorption as well (again great for those veggie-only eaters). Lemons also are helpful against the common cold, acne, and even in calming anxiety.
1 scoop Field of Greens
1 can chickpeas
2 tbsp tahini
1 clove garlic (the one we used was a little too large for our tastebuds, so you may want to add garlic to taste)
1/2 cup organic baby spinach leaves
1 tbsp. sesame oil
3 tbsp water
1/2 lemon squeezed
Directions: Combine the ingredients in your food processor or high power blender until smooth. Especially tasty when served with flaxseed or rice crackers.
About the author: Kate Shanley is the Social Media Coordinator & Pet Health Consultant for Vibrant Health. She holds a B.S. in Animal Science and is also a board certified Holistic Health Coach, has a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University, and she's a dog trainer.