Beet Hummus: the prettiest spread you’ll ever eat!

October 27, 2018

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Why Beets?

I’m not gonna lie – beets historically have NOT been my favorite food BUT when I know something is good for me I always try to find a way to incorporate it into my diet.  You won’t see me eating straight up beets but after experimenting with this recipe I have found that I LOVE them in this hummus!

WHY BEETS? 
Beets have a large range of benefits for your body.

1. they can help promote weight loss. Beets have detoxing properties due to their large amounts of fiber.  When you have more fiber in your diet you’ll find improvements in your bowel movements.  Healthier bowel movements means less bloating = smaller waistline.  BONUS: The fiber in beets can also aide in weight loss because fiber helps fill you up which in turn reduces your appetite.

2. they can lower blood pressure. Beets contain nitrates that have been shown to dilate blood vessels causing blood pressure to drop.  The only catch is that in order for blood pressure to stay lowered you will need to regularly consume this veggie.

3. they can help fight cancer.  Because of the large amount of antioxidants in beets there is interest in their ability to help fight cancer.  A test tube study using human cells found that beetroot extract reduced the growth of prostate and breast cancer cells AND in a some animal studies scientists found beetroot reduced the growth of tumor cells.

4. they fight inflammation.  Beets contain pigments called betalains, and betalains are thought to possess many anti-inflammatory properties plus beetroot juice/extract has also been show to reduce kidney inflammation.

5. They can improve brain function.  Beets contain nitrates which due to their effect on the blood vessels is thought to improve mental and cognitive function especially in the frontal lobe which controls decision making and working memory.

INGREDIENTS:

– 1/2 cup chopped, boiled and peeled red beet
– 1 15-oz. can cooked chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
– 1/2 large lemon (juiced)
– 2 large cloves garlic (minced)
– 3 tsp ground coriander
– 2 tsp garlic powder
– 1 tbsp filtered water
– 1/2 cup tahini
– 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
– salt and pepper to taste (I used SEE SALT)

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Add all ingredients to a food processor.  Pulse until smooth.
2. Season with salt and pepper, store in an airtight container for 2 days. 

 

The comments +

  1. Rebekah Z

    July 31st, 2019 at 1:03 am

    Bridgette your soo amazing girl!!
    I’m so happy and thankful for your website and your mission♥️ Your so inspirational and empowering♥️
    I have Emetophobia and an ED so I’m really skinny and not good with food, BUT hun I gotta tell you about how impactful you and your blog have been to me.
    You’ve encouraged me to eat more and work harder on my mental issues and live better too.
    I eat organic foods so your recipes are PERFECT.
    Don’t stop doing what your doing and I pray that God blesses you and you stay strong🥰

    Your so amazing!!!
    Keep it up girl!
    #GRLPWR

  2. Rachelle

    August 21st, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    This looks beautiful. Thank you!

  3. Amy D

    October 1st, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    I made this today and enjoyed it with baby carrots with my daughters that are 4 and 6 years old. They said it was super yummy and want to bring it to school tomorrow for snack time. Thank you for this healthy and tasty recipe that my little girls love so much. More recipes, please! 🙂

  4. Bridgette Doremus

    October 1st, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    this makes me so happy! I will work on getting more recipes up when this tour cycle is over 🙂

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