31 – Hummus

 Hummus Recipe:

~ 25 – 30 ounces of chickpeas (I like to buy the ones in little boxes, instead of aluminum cans)

pour both in to your Vitamix (or other food processor/blender), pour the liquid of one of the boxes in as well

~ 1/4 cup raw tahini (or raw sesame seeds)

~ 1 Tablespoon of olive oil (first cold pressed/extra virgin, of course)

~ 1/4 cup lemon juice

~ 2 garlic cloves (this is a tinge spicy, use less if you need it mild)

~ 1 teaspoon cumin

~ Sea salt as desired

I place everything in my Vitamix and blend it on the Frozen Desserts program, and add the salt as needed afterwards.

Chop up raw veggies to dip (red, yellow, orange, green peppers, cucumbers, mushrooms, etc.)

Also dip with the raw corn chips from my week 30 post.  So good!

The recipe will make more than the portion shown, but it goes super fast if you are in a household of several people, and this is all I have left 🙂 !

For 100% Raw Hummus:

Sprouted lentil hummus:

~ 3 cups of soaked sprouted lentils (using the liquid from the soak in 2 of the cups)

pour all in to your Vitamix (or other food processor/blender)

~ 1/4 cup raw tahini (or raw sesame seeds)

~ 1 Tablespoon of olive oil (first cold pressed/extra virgin, of course)

~ 1/4 cup lemon juice

~ 1 – 2 garlic cloves (this is a tinge spicy, use less if you need it mild)

~ 1 teaspoon cumin

~ Sea salt as desired

I place everything in my Vitamix and blend it on the Frozen Desserts program, and add the salt as needed afterwards.

Chop up raw veggies to dip (red, yellow, orange, green peppers, cucumbers, mushrooms, etc.)

Also dip with the raw corn chips from my week 30 post.

This has a bit more of a raw taste to it, but you know you are doing your body good!  This bag of sprouted green lentils has the following:

~ 7 grams of dietary fiber,

~ 10 grams of protein,

~ 20% Iron (DV)

per 1/4 cup dry lentils!  Super nutritious!

Other options:  

1.  Either soak and sprout chickpeas or you can use zucchini (green or yellow) instead of the chickpeas.

2.  You can also buy raw hummus at health food stores, to give them a taste.

3.  My husband puts a lot of basil and rosemary from the garden into his hummus to bring out different flavors.  This is really delicious.

So if you have a favorite raw hummus, please do mention on the comments!

Some awesome health benefits of chickpeas – (according to Alissa’s book that I mention below)

“according to researchers, the mineral and protein content of chickpeas are of a level so high, that they
may actually lower the risk of cancer and heart disease.  Chickpeas also contain elements that prevent
the wrinkling of skin!”

http://www.amazon.com/Living-Live-Food-Alissa-Cohen/dp/0974896306/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350757743&sr=8-1&keywords=alissa+cohen+living+on+live+food

Note to those starting to make hummus:  you can buy a small food processor if you only want to make a small portion, or just for one person.

My journey to high raw continues:

I made a spontaneous decision to take a big break from hair dyes and the chemicals, so…

this is the result.  A bold move to the pixie look and going natural for a while.

I just had a sense it was time to take a break from those chemicals, and then later I found some research on it, saying,

“The most problematic hair dye ingredient is a family of chemicals called Arylamines. Arylamines are a known risk factor for bladder cancer and have been found to cause cancer in experimental animals.”

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/022575_hair_color_chemicals.html#ixzz29rer1FW9

~~~~.~~~~~

I’ve been reading Alissa Cohen’s book again (link below)…

http://www.amazon.com/Living-Live-Food-Alissa-Cohen/dp/0974896306/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350757743&sr=8-1&keywords=alissa+cohen+living+on+live+food

…and remembering all the reasons why raw seemed so good in the first place… people have been healed of so many problems, and just enjoy better health overall.

I’m getting more and more committed and inspired to be as high raw as possible.  I believe I will still allow for exceptions like parties, but I hope one day to just stay all raw, so the full detoxification process can happen.

UPDATE:

My new daily raw food blog, including what I’m eating each day and how it goes:

http://rawjenni.wordpress.com/

Love,

Jen

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1 Comment

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One response to “31 – Hummus

  1. Patricia janke

    I love your new look. I also like hummus of all kinds thanks to you.
    Mom

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