Sundries Tomatoes flavoured Hummus

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Sundries Tomatoes flavoured Hummus

Positive Vitality Sundries Tomatoes flavoured Hummus is Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Vegan, Paleo and Ketogenic

Hummus is a perfectly healthy snack or lunch idea. Sundries Tomatoes give it an extra flavour layer, making it super tasty. Hummus is easy to prepare and it takes only 5min!

Ingredients:

(1 large jar)

  • 100g Tahini Ligt (dark tahini is also good, but personally I prefer the light one for hummus)
  • 75ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cup/can Chickpeas, drained
  • 1/2 cup Sundried Tomatoes
  • 1 clove Garlic, peeled
  • pinch of Himalayan Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/3 Lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of Water, filtered

 

Preparation:

(5 min)

  1. Place all ingredients in a blending container and blend until smooth
  2. Transfer to a jar and store in a fridge

 

Health Benefits:

Chickpeas

Chickpeas are high in plant-based in protein and fibre. They help to make you feel full, to improve digestion, and aid to heart health too.

Additionally, chickpeas are a good source of 3 nutrients that help to reduce common symptoms associated with PMS: magnesium, manganese, and vitamin B6.

Olive Oil

The phytonutrient in olive oil, oleocanthal, mimics the effect of ibuprofen in reducing inflammation, which can decrease the risk of breast cancer and its recurrence. Squalene and lignans are among the other olive oil components being studied for their possible effects on cancer.

Garlic

Raw garlic offers an impressive amount of nutrients including flavonoids, oligosaccharides, selenium, high levels of sulphur, and much more.

Consuming raw garlic frequently has been proven to help reduce risk factors associated with heart disease and various cancers. Garlic also acts as an anti-fungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral too.


Lemon Juice

Lemon juice has an alkalizing effect on the body, which combats the high level of acidity that is common in most modern diets. Additionally, lemon juice helps to increase immunity, boost digestion, and to help keep blood sugar levels stable.

Himalayan Salt

Himalayan salt contains 60 trace minerals. It helps to keep your fluid levels balanced and to keep you hydrated, and provides sodium levels that help to balance potassium intake. Himalayan sea salt also contains important electrolytes and enzymes that aid in nutrient absorption.


Tahini

Tahini is made from ground sesame seeds. Sesame seeds offer a wide range of important micronutrients and macronutrients too- everything from trace minerals to healthy fatty acids.

According to recent studies, sesame seeds also have important beneficial properties, including antioxidant Vitamin E,  that can help reduce risks associated with insulin resistance, heart disease and cancer.



If you like this recipe, try more Dips & Pestos recipes by Positive Vitality.

By | 2017-10-17T16:23:32+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Dips & Pestos, Ketogenic, Lunch, Paleo, Recipes, Vegan|Comments Off on Sundries Tomatoes flavoured Hummus

About the Author:

Ola Van Zyl is Owner of Positive Vitality Nutritional Therapy, Health Coach, Corporate Nutrition Specialist, Sports Nutrition Specialist and Public Speaker. Ola is a graduate of the Institute of Health Sciences in Nutritional Therapy, Dietary Counselling and Functional Sports Nutrition. She is a member of Nutritional Therapists of Ireland. In her work Ola applies the latest theories and research in nutrition, functional medicine and coaching to achieve optimum health. She works with groups and individuals, helping them to gain more energy, to lose weight, to manage stress, improve sleep quality and mood, as well as increase physical performance. Ola believes that nutrition is the key to long and vibrant live and she is very passionate about creating nutritious and delicious recipes to encourage healthy eating.