Sunday, May 15, 2011

Elizabeth's Raw Hummus

Place in food processor with the S blade:

1 cup sprouted garbanzo beans (soak in filtered water 1 cup dry organic garbanzo beans 10-12 hours, rinse them well and let them sprout at room temperature for 2-3 days while rinsing 1-2 times a day)
1 cup raw cashews, soaked in filtered water for at least 2 hours OR raw tahini
1 ripe organic avocado
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 organic tomato, chopped
4 cloves fresh garlic
2-4 tabsp. fresh squeezed, organic lemon or lime juice or both
1/2 tbsp. vegesal
1 tsp. ground cumin (optional)
1/4 cup water OR cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil

Process until smooth.  Serve as a topping for raw bread or crackers or as a dip for veges :-)  Mmmmm.....

**Garbanzoes are VERY HIGH in plant protein.  If you are an athlete or someone who exercises a lot, you will find this hummus helpful to replace some of the protein lost in our muscles as you exercise.  However, if you only exercise moderately or not at all, be careful how much protein you consume because it can lead to health challenges if too large of a percentage is consumed.

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