Julie’s Tasty Hummous Recipe
3 Key Factors about the Role of Eating Healthy Food
In Maintaining Optimal Health
Enjoy this Yummy and Easy to make hummous recipe that I make on a regular basis. Packed Full of Goodness with Great Health Benefits: Eat it Every day! Hummous is a Great and Easy Addition to any meal or as a Healthy Snack, Spread or Dip. A Middle Eastern delicacy made with chickpeas, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and tahini, which is a sesame seeds or you can use sesame seed paste.
The health benefits of this Yummy Dip are that it is full of Vitamins, Essential Nutrients including Calcium, iron, folate, phosphorus, and B vitamins High in Essential Fatty Acids – And Good Fats that will benefit a Healthy Heart and Brain Function.
Hummous Dip Recipe
Enjoy it on the side of your plate as an accompliment or as a Sandwich, Roll or Wrap filler
What you need:
2 x 400 gram cans of Organic Chickpeas –
Rinse the chickpeas well and save a few for decoration
2 Tablespoons of Sesame seeds
2 Freshly squeezed lemons
5 Garlic cloves peeled
1 medium red or brown onion chopped
For extra flavour you can pan fry the onion and garlic until golden then add to the blend
1 teaspoon of Ground black pepper
1 teaspoon of Cumin
1 teaspoon of Coriander
1 teaspoon of Chillie flakes
1 teaspoon of Sumac
3 tablespoons of Flaxseed oil
3 tablespoons of Olive oil
What to do:
After rinsing the chickpeas in cold water. Put into the food processor.
Add sesame seeds, garlic cloves, onion, squeezed lemon juice, pepper, cumin, coriander, chillie flakes, sumac, flaxseed and olive oil.
Putting lid on food processor not turn on blending until the combination is to the consistency of your choice. Some people like it a little crunchy and others like it smooth. It doesn’t matter it is delicious!!!! Not to mention good for you.
Now that the mixture is fully combined pour quantity you want into a serving dish,
Put remaining mixture into storage container.
A few Chickpeas, Coriander or Parsley leaves and sprinkle a small amount of Paprika for some added colour
This makes quite a lot so you can store what is let in a seal tight container in the fridge for a couple of weeks.
We have “Hippocrates” to thank for the saying – “Let Food be thy Medicine & Medicine be thy Food”
Considered to be one of the most influential figures in the history of medicine and healing, Hippocrates was ahead of his time when, around the year 400 B.C, he advised people to prevent and treat diseases first and foremost by eating a nutrient-dense diet based on Fresh, Whole foods.
3 Key Factors How Eating Healthy Food plays a critical role with Obtaining and Maintaining Optimal Health
- By controlling inflammation levels, balancing blood sugar, regulating cardiovascular health (including blood pressure and cholesterol levels), helping the digestive organs to process and eliminate waste, and much, much more. Did you know that certain anti-inflammatory foods even contain powerful active ingredients that help control how your genes are expressed?
- Because foods influence inflammation levels, blood sugar, energy, hormones, brain, and heart health, they truly do act like medicine once consumed. A healthy diet plays a role in how genes are expressed and can have a positive effect toward preventing disease, even when a disease may appear to be hereditary.
- Medicinal foods to include in your daily diet are: fresh vegetables and fruits, organ meats, grass-fed meats, healthy fats like coconut, nuts and seeds, sea vegetables and what are now being classed as superfoods like cocoa, papaya, spinach, kale, blueberries, broccoli, cooked tomatoes, oats, blackberries, garlic, brazil nuts, walnuts and black pepper.
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