avocado hummus

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Today I am joining together two things that I am very passionate about: avocados and hummus. If you think about it, this union makes total sense as guacamole and hummus are two of the most delicious and healthy dips out there. Hummus is packed full of protein and fiber- very important aspects of your diet. If you aren't getting enough protein in your diet you may have sugar cravings, feel spacey or jittery, have fatigue, dark circles under your eyes, feel weak, and have inflammation of the skin (aka blemishes and pimples). A protein deficiency is highly unlikely if you're eating a balanced [vegan] diet, but, nonetheless, chickpeas are a great source. Fiber is also essential as it keeps your colon healthy, keeps your digestive system in check and helps maintain blood sugar levels. All in all, chickpeas are super but the real star of this dish is the cult fruit favorite, the avo. Avocado is such an awesome food. Avocado is life, basically. This creamy, rich, nutrient dense food contains heaps of healthy fats that will make your skin glow, your hair long and shiny and can even rev up your brain power and memory. It's the ultimate contradiction of "only unhealthy food tastes good."

Enjoy this simple, yummy recipe and look out next week for another epic hummus dish as one is just never enough. 
 

I N G R E D I E N T S

1 can of chickpeas
2 ripe avocados
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon of tahini
salt and pepper to taste
dried thyme
2 slices of pita bread
1 teaspoon of chili flakes

R E C I P E

-Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
-Cut each piece of pita bread into quarters and then in half again (8 triangles per pita)
-Lay out the pita bread on a baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil on each triangle. Sprinkle salt and dried thyme on top and bake for 5 minutes (or longer if you like it crispier)
-Drain and rinse the can of chickpeas and add into a food processor along with the avocado meat, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, and salt + pepper to taste. 
-Mix the ingredients together until completely smooth
-optional: add another drizzle of olive oil and chili flakes on top before serving
-Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl

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