*We recommend organic ingredients for all items, simply because it yields stronger more potent health effects, organic is clearly more expensive, so if you are on a budget non- organic will do. In our opinion, olive oil and apple cider vinegar are the exception, these must be of the best quality for consumption.
Prep: 15 min
Cook: 5 min
- ¼ Cup Tahina (not Tahini)
- 1 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar (for health benefits it must be organic, raw and unpasteurized)
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 Tsp of each; Paprika, Cumin
- 1.5 Tsp Turmeric
- ½ Tsp Pepper
- ½ Cup Olive Oil (For health benefits it must be organic and cold pressed)
- ½ Cup water
- 1 Lemon Freshly Squeezed (don’t forget to roll it out to before cutting, it yields more lemon juice)
- 1 19 OZ can or 2 cups of chickpeas (drained)
- Optional; Roasted Red Pepper (to taste)
- Pinch of sea/mineral salt
Put in in a blender/Vitamix. *You may need to add more water if you have a less powerful blender. Add more spices after taste testing if this lessons the flavor.
Eat this hummus as a snack for veggies and chips as many times a week as you can physically manage. Not only is it delicious, it’s healthy. We choose each of these ingredients specifically because of there magnificent proven health benefits.
If you are already running to the kitchen, STOP! and please scroll down to the very end of this post to discover something you may not have been aware of.
Keep on Reading on to find out why we call this particular hummus” a medicine rich snack” the benefits of each of the above ingredient is listed below.
contains cur cumin; a very potent herbal medicine.
Curcumin has anti-inflammatory effects. It helps in reduce the inflammation in the joints and other tissues by preventing the release of inflammatory enzymes and cytokines in the body and by preventing their attack on the target tissue. Curcumin is an anti-oxidant; meaning it prevents the oxidation in the cells of the joints so that there is reduced degeneration in the target. Turmeric is a natural pain reliever.
Contains a component called allicin, which has antioxidant effects. Garlic helps lower blood sugar and blood pressure. Garlic is strong anti-microbial, anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-cancer herb.
Has a rich source of B6 which improves circulation, B6 is also a coenzyme (enables the activation of 100’s of other enzymes). It is anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. It assists in digestion, maintains the natural sleep cycle, and boosts energy. Its contain carotenoids which are vital for eye health. Its rich in vitamins C, K, E, A and B complex. Minerals like calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and iron as well as small amounts of fiber.
Cumin aids in digestion and relieves digestive problems like diarrhea, colic, bowel spasms, and gas. Cumin is also used to increase urine flow (as a diuretic); to start menstruation and to increase sexual desire (as an aphrodisiac).
Lemon balances blood pH levels, as anti-microbial, anti-oxidant. Rejuvenates skin and promotes healing. Aids in digestion and increases the uptake of minerals. Contains a variety of Vitamins: C, A E,and K. Contains a variety of minerals: potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc just to name a few. Assists in detoxification of toxins; for a complete of understanding of what toxins are read our blog
Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV is cancer fighting, and anti-bacteria. Because it is fermented it is a probiotic and prebiotic (ACV is unique because it kills bad microbes while simultaneously nourishing the existing gut bacteria. It aids healing processes, and reduces inflammation.
NOT generic table salt (Sodium Chloride; NaCl)
Specifically,natural mineral/sea salt balances our electrolytes, promoting body function at a cellular level. Sodium promotes the uptake of vital minerals in our body. Good sources are Himalayan sea salt /Celtic sea salt. Any unrefined / unprocessed sea/mineral salt will do.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Raw, organic, and cold pressed only. EVOO contains omega 3’s , which are essential fatty acids required for the nervous system. Omega 3’s promote optimal brain functioning as the brain fuels best using fats, Extra virgin olive oil also promotes the health of bodily tissues, skin, and hair. Omega 3’ help to reduce inflammation and contain antioxidants (anti aging). EVOO is high in monosataurated fats which help to reduce counter heart diseases, and lower HDL (bad) cholesterol.
Attention: if you are using a raw source of chickpeas, make sure you you have soaked them at least overnight and cooked them well. When beans/lentils are under-cooked or raw, a substance called lecithin yields toxic to the body, causing vomiting, stomach pains and diarrhea, and can result in hospitalization.
They are high in fibre and protein. They contain vitamin K, folate, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese, choline, and selenium. Chickpeas also contain exceptional levels of iron, vitamin B-6, and magnesium.
Note* If buying canned chickpeas (look for a product without Disodium EDTA , or other preservatives on the labeling). I have found success with the Blue Menu brand by president’s choice. Their ingredients include 1) chickpeas 2) water, that’s it.