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Quick and Easy yummy raw Paleo Hummus (bean, grain and dairy free)

 

A few weeks ago, I wrote a very popular blog post called Five Easy ways to Increase your Greens (CLICK HERE) with 5 quick tips on how to increase your consumption of veggies. I also listed a few examples of some of my favorite paleo ideas in that same blog. Today I will share the first of the recipes with you. Kids love this dip too! Pack it up for a quick snack on the go.

 

This yummy smooth and delicious paleo hummus is a paleo, vegan and vegetarian marvel.

 

Chock full of vegetables, protein and healthy fats, it is filling and very versatile. Try it as a dip for veggies or with grain free crackers.  Pour it over steamed veggies as a savory, creamy sauce.  Spread it in your wraps or sandwiches.  I like to make paleo sandwiches with iceberg lettuce, cabbage leaves or  peppers split in half as healthy bread alternatives. Then I loaded them up with this delicious hummus and add my favorite sandwich fillings on top. The hummus is essentially a butter and/or cheese alternative for anyone who follows a paleo, vegan or vegetarian diet. If you are curious about the merits of paleo fare, check out my blog My Life without Sugar, Gluten or Dairy (CLICK HERE) on my experience about how a paleo diet helped me eliminate inflammation.

 

 

The trick in achieving a really smooth humus is the blender you use. I researched blenders for a long time until I finally committed to buying a Vitamix blender. Now, I don’t get any royalties for mentioning it.  It just really works and I can honestly say it changed the way I eat and cook … for the better.  I heard that Blendtec is also a good brand.  But you can use any blender, including a hand-held immersion blender stick, just make sure you let it blend until you achieve the texture you prefer. I like it really creamy, but some prefer to have it chunkier, so in that case, just don’t blend it as long.

 

 

 

Raw Bean-Free Hummus

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1.5 cups of creamy yumminess

Ingredients

1 cup diced zucchini (you can peel it if you want beige versus green hummus)

1/3 cup raw tahini

1 glove garlic, chopped

1 small peeled lemon or ¼ cup lemon juice

¼ teaspoon sea salt

2 teaspoons ground cumin

 

 

* For variety, try adding one of the following: 1 tablespoon sun dried tomatoes, roasted pepper paste, dairy-free pesto, chopped parsley or chives.

Instructions

Throw all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. That’s it! Enjoy.

 

This recipe could not be easier to make.

 

If you do have a high-powered blender, like the Vitamix, you don’t even need to chop any of the ingredients beforehand, except for maybe the zucchini. This hummus keeps in the fridge for a long time, but usually does not make it past the week.

 

 

It does not have to be difficult to make heathy food choices. In fact, the easier you make it, the more likely you will stick to eating healthier.  Another reason to keep it simple, is that you can enjoy life more of your life outside of the kitchen!

 

Let me know what you think of the recipe and stay tuned for more to follow.

In good health,

Simone

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Simone Alberts is the founder of The Self Coach Approach. She empowers freedom seekers by teaching them how to coach themselves so that they can independently create the life they really want wherever and whenever they want to.

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