18 Aug AYGET? Nut Butter Hummus
Hello Everyone! One of the areas a lot of us fall short in is snacks! Who doesn’t like a good snack! Something crunchy, fatty, and salty to please our palates. Mmmm! I’m guilty too, but I stay way from them as much as possible. Aside from the occasional health food store chip, I try to make sure I consume healthy snacks if I choose to snack. In other words, I make sure that I ask myself, “Are you going to eat that?
Nut Butter Hummus makes for a great dip for veggies or crackers. You can eat it straight up. It’s quick and adjustable––you can even add your own twists.
What you need and what to do:
-1 cup of chickpeas (You can use canned, but I prefer to soak and boil them. This adds an extra day, but you can prepare chickpeas that will last you for awhile and to use with for other dishes.)
-1 tablespoon of natural peanut butter (You can use other nut butters––almond, sunflower seed, etc.)
-1 tablespoon of chopped onion (I like yellow onion)
-1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder or minced garlic
-1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
-A dash of black pepper
-1 tablespoon of sweetener (e.g., agave nectar, honey, Stevia, etc. No white sugar!)
-Have water available to add (I use reverse osmosis or spring)
There are a couple of ways to do this. If I use fresh chickpeas, I place them in a bowl and mash them with a fork. Once I’ve mashed most of them, I place them in the blender and add the other ingredients. If you use canned chickpeas, pour them in the blender along with the ingredients. Add a little water so that the ingredients will not be too thick. Blend until smooth, adding a little water as necessary. Taste, and adjust salt, garlic, etc. to your taste. Serve with crackers, veggies, etc. Enjoy!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
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