My Heart Beats for Beet Hummus

 

I don’t know about you guys, but I love eating small nutritious snacks throughout the day to help me maintain my energy level between my regular job and the BollyX and Zumba classes I teach.  Lately, I’ve been a huge fan of beets! I absolutely love juicing them, blending them in my smoothies, making salads with them, and recently I discovered that you can make a hummus with this magical, sweet, vibrant root vegetable!  Yes, the hummus! Combination of protein rich garbanzo beans and vitamin and mineral rich beets puts this recipe on a rockstar category for sure!  Beets are excellent source of antioxidants.  They are also high in immune boosting vitamin C, fiber and essential like potassium which is essential for healthy nerve and muscle function. It is a super vegetable which will basically give you super powers whether you are at the office or on the dance floor! So, let’s make some beet hummus and get ready to conquer the world!!!

Ingredients:
  • 2 small (3-ounce) cooked, peeled beets, roughly chopped
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans no-salt-added chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Pinch cayenne pepper

 

Method:
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until very smooth, 2 to 3 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
Nutritional Info:
Per Serving: Serving size: about 1/4 cup, 110 calories (35 from fat), 4g total fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 75mg sodium, 15g carbohydrates, (3 g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 5g protein.
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