And now for the Best Hummus Recipe EVER!
30 oz. can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained with liquid reserved (use 2 15 oz. ORGANIC canned beans)
1/3 c. chickpea liquid, or more if needed
½ c. Tahini
¼ c. olive oil
2 lemons juiced
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp. cumin
½ tsp. salt
Olive oil, paprika, fresh parsley
1) Add all the ingredients to your blender and secure the lid. Remove the lid cap and insert tamper.
2) Blend on high for 30 seconds (or more for a creamier texture) and use the tamper to push the hummus into the blades. Add more chickpea liquid, if desired, for a softer hummus.
Do you want to try an AWESOME vegetarian meal? This is the one! It’s EASY and quick to make. You will not be disappointed I promise!
Vegan Power Bowl
5-6 c. broccoli florets
2 cloves garlic minced
½ tsp. salt
Salt and pepper chickpeas
1.15 oz. can organic chickpeas
Drizzle olive oil
½ tsp. pink Himalayan salt
½ tsp. paprika
Green Tahini Sauce
1/3 c. Tahini
1/3 c. water
1 garlic clove sliced
2 T. olive oil
¼ fresh parsley
Juice from 2 limes
¼ jalapeno ribs and seeds removed
¼ tsp. salt
Toppings: Hemp or sesame seeds, sliced avocado, chili flakes
1) Broccoli and chick peas: Preheat oven 425 degrees. Wash and dry broccoli florets. In a bowl, mix the broccoli, olive oil, minced garlic, and salt and pepper until coated.
2) Rinse and dry chickpeas. In a bowl, mix chickpeas, oil, salt and pepper and paprika until all coated.
3) On a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, bake your broccoli and chickpeas for 25 minutes, or until broccoli is tender but still firm.
4) Tahini sauce: In a blender, add all sauce ingredients and blend on high until everything is smooth and creamy. Taste, and adjust seasoning to your preference.
Assemble bowls – Add broccoli and chickpeas, then drizzle with tahini sauce. Serve warm and enjoy!
Today is day 94 of the push up challenge!! Who’s still playing??
If you know anything about me, then you KNOW I love to share ideas, recipes, tips, but most of all FOOD! Here’s my food share for the day: Avocado toast (my way)
MUST have Artisan bread from farmers market (toast it)
Mash 1/2 of an avocado on top
TOP with a magnificent slice of tomato from farmers market
Poached egg on top of that
FINISH it with “Everything but the bagel seasoning”
Literally to die for—you’re welcome!
Hey Cycling enthusiasts! Wear your best attire (your smiles) and come to Cycle to today to meet my photographer. Yah, YOU’RE FINE! You still get a workout–don’t worry. See you soon: Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50
OMG! If you haven’t tried these little beauties get yourself to farmers market tomorrow and GET SOME! I’m talking about MICROGREENS!
What are they?
Microgreens are young vegetable greens that are approximately 1–3 inches (2.5–7.5 cm) tall.
They have an aromatic flavor and concentrated nutrient content and come in a variety of colors and textures.
Microgreens are considered baby plants, falling somewhere between a sprout and baby green.
That said, they shouldn’t be confused with sprouts, which do not have leaves. Sprouts also have a much shorter growing cycle of 2–7 days, whereas microgreens are usually harvested 7–21 days after germination, once the plant’s first true leaves have emerged.
Microgreens are more similar to baby greens in that only their stems and leaves are considered edible. However, unlike baby greens, they are much smaller in size and can be sold before being harvested.
This means that the plants can be bought whole and cut at home, keeping them alive until they are consumed.
They are great additions to salads, taco greens, smoothies, sandwich toppings and this list goes ON and on! I’m ADDICTED! You gotta try them!
Shout out to Kelly Calnan @nlfarmmicrogreens for being so photogenic and fun! Go check out her booth at the Helena Farmers Market: Northern Lights Farm
Anyone need some mint? Like seriously–this stuff grows like a weed. But the AMAZING thing about mint is that is has SO many benefits. Who knew? Check out some of these health benefits from eating mint.
Improves oral health
Clears congestion of nose, throat and lungs
Natural stimulant, relieves fatigue and depression
Here are some ways that I use mint:
Diffuse it in water
Top my salads with it
Throw it into smoothies
Use it to season roasted veggies
Use it in soups
Throw it in some hummus
You gotta give it a try!
Power Strength today at Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50 You coming? It’s gonna be a rip roaring time. See you soon!