Snacks & Sides/ Vegan

Healthy, Homemade Spinach Hummus (vegan)

spinach-hummus

Often times, people get afraid of snacking, thinking it will lead to overeating and excess calories. But, as a Dietitian I often promote healthy snacking! It’s a great way to stay energized, keep your blood sugar stable (important for mood control and preventing weight gain), prevent you from overeating later on, and keeps your metabolism burning. And if you snack smart, it’s a great opportunity to sneak in some extra nutrients into your day (Gotta get in those 5 servings of fruits and veggies per day somehow!). Aim to get a good balance of both carbs and protein with your snacks to keep your blood sugar stable and keep you fuller, longer. This spinach hummus is a perfect way to get a fiber and protein-rich snack in while also incorporating more vegetables into your diet!

Made from chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, spinach, and some seasonings, this recipe is simple and easy to make and gives the perfect punch of garlic taste. And no, you don’t even taste the spinach. 😉

I love dipping cucumbers, carrots, and cherry tomatoes in my hummus – but I’ve also been addicted to Siete Foods Chips lately, delicious tortilla chips made from cassava flour (grain free). HIGHLY recommend trying – we recently bought a bag and it was all eaten within 24 hours, woopies guess we gotta go buy more! 😉

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Healthy, Homemade Spinach Hummus (v)


  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins

Description

This healthy and easy hummus is packed with healthy nutrients – plant-based protein, fiber, folic acid, vitamin A, vitamin C, and anti-inflammatory turmeric. Pair with cut veggies or chips for a healthy midday snack!


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Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large bunch of spinach
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 12 TBSP lemon juice
  • dash paprika
  • dash cayenne powder (optional)
  • dash turmeric
  • 2 TBSP tahini
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • 23 TBSP water (as needed to thin)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!
  2. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

Spinach is also packed with antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, calcium, and iron. A powerful punch in just one food! Don’t let the green scare you – it’s a beautiful, nutrient-dense hummus that your body will thank you for! I made my boyfriend and dad try – very reluctantly I might add – and they LOVED it! Definite crowd pleaser and my favorite way to sneakily have others eat something a bit healthier without them even realizing it!  

Do you love hummus? Have you ever made your own? LMK!

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