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Hummus update!

I have a post for a while back that I’ll link to below, where I showed you guys some of my homemade roasted pepper/avocado hummus. It was delicious, theres no doubt about that, but something was missing for me. When I buy store bought hummus I’m always so picky when it comes to texture, craving that ultra smooth feel. Yet, when I made it at home I ignored the texture knowing that at least it had amazing taste and I knew exactly what I was putting in my body. It made me happy knowing not only that I had made my snack or meal ingredient completely from scratch but that there would definitely be no unnecessary additives and preservatives.

It wasn’t until last night that I came across a recipe that instructed me to peel every last chickpea by hand. It seemed ridiculous and tedious, but they promised this was the answer to my texture issue for hummus so I decided to give it a try. It was tedious, but it was also seriously worth it! This is the creamiest, smoothest, hummus I’ve ever made and it even compares to my favorite store bought. This is cheaper and healthier than the store bought alternative and I seriously recommend you give it a try!

After peeling the chickpeas, I added some garlic and kalamata olives. The only thing I didn’t have was tahini, but it was still good without it!

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A “super-food” snack

Strawberries are high in vitamin C, they are immune system boosting, inflammation reducing, antioxidant filled delicious fruits! Avocado are filled with good fats! They help to maintain a healthy heart, lower cholesterol, control blood pressure, and more! So together they make a very healthy and delicious snack, and as I’ve said before Dr. Oz recommends you eat a half of avocado a day and had a whole segment on the benefits of strawberries, so need I say more? I cut these up and made a quick dressing for them with organic honey, apple cider vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, and a little bit of fresh lemon juice. Yum!