Hummus, a delicious dip that can accompany any meal. Great to for an afternoon snack with some carrot sticks or a big dollop on top of some steamed vege. This simple food also has an array of of health benefits & the good news is you can easily make a batch at home.

Health Benefits of Hummus:

  1. Hummus contains heaps of fibre to support your gut health. Research shows that chickpeas (one of the key ingredients in hummus) helps to promote the growth of bifidobacterium – one of your healthy gut bugs.
  2. Is Great for Bone health. Hummus contains sesame seeds which are high in nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus, zinc & magnesium all needed to support bone health and prevent bone loss as we age.
  3. Good source of vegetarian protein & fats. Snacks containing protein & fats helps to balance your blood sugar, keeping your energy high & helping you to overcome that 3pm slump.

Now that you know the key health benefits of hummus it’s time to whip up your own batch. Naturopath Jade Walker has kindly shared her famous beetroot hummus recipe so you can make this healthy snack part of your daily diet. The added touch of beetroot helps to support your nitric oxide production reducing your risk for developing heart disease!

BEETROOT HUMMUS
2 tins chickpeas
1/4 cup tahini
Juice of 2-3 lemons (to taste)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 cooked beetroots
5 Tbs cumin (to taste)
2 Tsp Murray River Pink Salt (to taste)

Blend until smooth. Add more lemon, salt or cumin to taste.
Spread in a shallow wide bowl, drizzle with oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds/pumpkin seeds or herbs.

Delicious!