Snack Today: Green Hummus

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green-hummusHummus is the staple of all snacks in our house. It easily doubles as a light lunch with crackers and some veggies. It is rich in plant-based protein and tummy-filling fiber and it packs a boost of energy that keeps you feeling fuller faster and longer.

Chickpeas are the main ingredient  in hummus. One cup supplies nearly 50% and 30% of our recommended daily intake of fiber and protein, therefore supporting digestive health, blood sugar balance and satiety. This recipe for green hummus includes spinach and edamame, which pack even more of a health punch.

Easily whipped up in a matter of minutes, this protein-rich power snack contains spinach, hemp seeds and edamame.

Green Hummus

• 1 cup cooked chickpeas
• 1 cup tightly packed fresh spinach
• 1/2 cup frozen, defrosted, shelled edamame
• 1/4 cup hulled hemp seeds
• 2 Tbsp water
• Zest of 1 lime
• 1 Tbsp lime juice
• 1 tsp ground cumin
• 1/2 tsp sea salt
• 1/4 tsp ground pepper

Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and purée until smooth. Top with some edamame and serve with cut up veggies or whole grain crackers.

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