Nutrition expert and certified health coach Arielle Haspel created some delicious healthy snacks for our Treat Yourself video series, and now she's back. Follow her here on the Vitamin G blog, where she'll share her favorite healthy shortcuts and guilt-free recipes, just in time for bikini season.
If you're like me, you love quick, easy, and delicious snacks. Hummus is a go-to in most people's fridges because it's ready to eat out of the container, high in protein, and super healthy.
Store-bought hummus, though, is often made with canola oil and/or soybean oil, both of which are very processed. Many store-bought hummus also contain additives to maintain freshness, and some of the flavored hummus aren't even made with real vegetables.
Make your own creamy hummus with this recipe, which takes less than two minutes to whip up, contains all ingredients that you can pronounce, and is made with real carrots. The carrots add a natural sweetness and pop of gorgeous color. Don't have carrots? Swap for beets or red pepper.
Just drop the ingredients into the blender (or food processor), and blend until whipped!
Serves approximately 4-6
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/3 c. tahini
2 tbsp. olive oil
5 tbsp. water
4 garlic cloves
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 tsp. sea salt
2 carrots, cut into chunks
1. Add all ingredients to blender, and blend until smooth.
2. Serve with plantain chips, spelt pretzels, or raw veggies.
Add a dollop onto your salad for a dose of protein and energy, eat desk-side with some plantain chips or high-fiber pretzels for a perfect snack, or serve at your next Sunday BBQ for a healthy party appetizer. It's a crowd-pleaser and definitely a new fave in my house!
Want more? Here's another idea:
Enjoy—I know you're going to love it!
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