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!
Okay, so yesterday I forgot to take a picture of breakfast before I inhaled it and I forgot to take a picture of dinner to. (but we’ll talk about that in a minute…) Here’s what I had yesterday for breakfast before class and again today before I got into some paper writing, but today I added baby spinach. Of course, is was still so yummy. (if you want to know what’s in it scroll down I put up the ingredients yesterday!)
Now into the important stuff: When I got home from class late last night my lovely boyfriend and I went to the gym. Even though I was tired I’m glad I went and got in a good leg day. After I came home my amazing mother had a plate made up of grilled chicken and a veggie mix that looked so pretty! it was corn with red onion and green beans laid just over top with a few slices of tomato. I wish I took a picture but I didn’t have my phone on me and I was hungry! But don’t worry, I will be requesting or recreating that dish again soon!
I love hummus and it’s a much healthier pair to some fresh raw veggies than the more common choice of ranch dressing but I’m not a big fan of processed foods. Making some at home is easy and you get to control what’s being put in your body. In this recipe I used a can of chickpeas, half of an avocado, a quarter of a roasted pepper and a little bit of garlic and black pepper. After mixing the ingredients in a sealable container I just used a hand blender on it for about 30 seconds and that was it! So good!