Healthy Hummus Recipes
Often times I get asked a lot about healthy snacks to eat which are just a little different from the boring traditional veggies, fruit or even protein smoothies. Hummus is definitely one of my favorite recommendations because you can mix it up with so many different herbs and even spices and it definitely packs a lot of nutrients so you’re not eating just empty calories.
On that note, before we get to my lip-smacking hummus recipes, let’s take a look at what makes hummus so healthy…
The Health Benefits of Hummus
The base ingredient in hummus is chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans. Chickpeas are a type of legume, and they’re especially high in protein and fiber. These 2 ingredients, protein and fiber, offer fantastic support on a healthy diet. Whether your goal is to build muscle or lose weight, protein and fiber can help you get there faster.
Protein is best known for its ability to support lean muscle mass, but it’s also very effective in keeping you feeling full and boosting your metabolism. This makes it useful for burning fat and losing weight as well. The fiber has a similar effect on your metabolism, and actually expands when it reaches your stomach, so it’s a great way to curb your appetite.
But hummus comes with even more benefits than building lean muscle and burning fat. Olive oil is another common ingredient that can help you burn fat and keep your skin looking healthy. Fresh garlic offers excellent immune support as well, making this one powerfully healthy snack.
Today I’m serving up 5 delicious hummus recipes. You can go with the traditional hummus recipe by combining chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, and fresh garlic, or you can spice it up a bit.
Try one of these low-fat, high-protein, and high-fiber hummus recipes today…
5 of the Best Hummus Recipes for a Healthy Diet
For all of these recipes, simply blend the ingredients together using a food processor. If you don’t have a food processor, you can also use a Magic Bullet or similar device.
1. Creamy Greek Yogurt Hummus
This recipe offers a great twist on the traditional hummus, and the addition of Greek yogurt will add a serious protein boost.
Combine the following ingredients in a food processor: