Sun-dried Tomato Garlic Hummus

Happy Monday all! This week you can expect daily emails coming through with simple at home recipes for you to experiment with during this time of social distancing.


I will say, I am not a fan of finding an awesome recipe on someone's blog, only to have to read 10 pages before making it to the actual recipe. So, I am going to keep things simple for you and just share the recipe and the health benefits of the ingredients :)


Let's go!


INGREDIENTS:


2 15 oz cans of chickpeas (garbonzo beans)

1 cup sun-dried tomatoes (sulfur/sulfite free)

1/4 cup tahini

1 TBS cold-pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil ( optional )

2 - 4 TBS lemon juice ( I like to use a lot! )

4 garlic cloves

1 tsp mineral salt

Dried Oregano

1/2 cup filtered water ( add more as needed depending on blender )

Smoked Paprika



DIRECTIONS:


1. Pour water into the blender. Strain and rinse garbanzo beans and add to the blender.

- adding the water as the first ingredient allows for an easier and creamier blend.

2. Add all of the ingredients except the sun dried tomatoes and blend until creamy.

3. Add in the sun dried tomatoes and blend until creamy.

4. Pour into your favorite bowl and add some chopped sun dried tomatoes and sprinkle on a bit of dried Oregano and Paprika.

* During the blending process, you may need to add more water. Turn the blender on a low speed and as you slowly increase, slowly pour in water until you get your desired consistency. Depending on the quality of your blender or food processor is how the consistency of your hummus will turn out.


MY FAVORITE HEALTH BENEFITS:


Garbanzo beans: plant-based protein source. Wonderful meat replacement.

Tahini: plant-based protein source. Great source of fiber. Rich in calcium, magnesium, manganese, and Zinc. Great source of B vitamins.

Fresh Garlic: Potent anti-viral. Fights the bad guys!

Mineral Salt vs refined salt: Offers two key elements for the functioning of the human body: sodium and chloride. No preservatives (caking agents) or sugar fillers.

Sun-dried Tomatoes: (Root Chakra Food)

Honestly, Medical Medium explains this one best on this Chickpea Quiche recipe blog:


"Harness critical micronutrients, phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals to support many functions of the liver. Lycopene is a beloved nutrient that the liver admires: the liver uses it to shield itself from cell damage, plus lycopene helps the liver detox red blood cells safely, smoothly, and efficiently. The fruit acids in tomatoes help keep the gallbladder healthy, helping rid sludge from the gallbladder and even reduce gallstone size. Even poorly grown tomatoes have a high mineral content. These minerals often get to the deep, inner core of the liver, helping prevent disease where it commonly starts for people. Tomatoes grow at night, under the moonlight, and the liver also responds to moonlight—when it’s a full moon, the liver tends to work harder at cleaning, filtering, and processing in the wee hours of the morning. When organic or heirloom tomatoes are in the diet, the full moon energy that they collected during their growing cycle works with the liver’s ability to cleanse. If you’re avoiding tomatoes due to trendy nightshade hatred that constantly recirculates over and over again, you’re missing out on keeping your liver healthy and preventing disease."


Dried Oregano: Anti- viral, antibacterial, anti fungal...the king of herbs! Heart Chakra food.

Lemon Juice: Cleansing of unwanted toxins in the body. Acts as a natural preservative to help your hummus last longer. Solar Chakra Food

Paprika: Promotes eye and heart health. Anti-inflammatory. Root Chakra food.


Happy hummus making!!!


Stay tuned for tomorrow's Adaptogenic Latte recipe :)


In Peace, Love, & Health,


Patricia

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