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Super Hummus Alert!

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So, I’ve been bragging on the Super Hummus from Nasoya, and now it looks like they’re going to discontinue the product.

BAH, HUMBUG!

I need hummus for my 7 Layer Sandwich, and I don’t need to be spending a lot of WW points or calories on the hummus.

Engine 2 Crew to the rescue. Follow me for the (slightly amended and super yummy) recipe.

(New) Super Hummus Recipe

imagesCA6X0CE2Here’s the basic recipe for the Engine 2 Diet hummus:

  • 2 cans chick peas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Bragg Liquid Aminos
  • 1/4 cup water or vegetable broth

Instructions: Blend all ingredients into a thick paste.

To this mixture, I added 1 Tbsp of olive oil, additional vegetable stock (I like Imagine brand’s No-Chicken Broth) and 2 more cloves of garlic. We’re a big fan of garlic, and the olive oil added a necessary smoothness. It still works out to 1PP per 2 Tbsp serving per the Weight Watchers recipe builder, same as the Naysoya Super Hummus.

Two quick tips: first, I used the food processor to make the hummus, which saved a ton of time and made it easy to extract from the machine. I’d imagine a blender would work, but a little tougher to pull out the hummus, unless the bottom of your blender pitcher unscrews.  Second, it’s definitely worth investing in an actual lemon vs. lemon juice concentrate. If you want extra lemon flavor without more liquid, you can also use the True Lemon crystals. I generally find these in the baking section at the grocery store.

 

About Engine 2 and Forks Over Knives

imagesCA75ALUFThe Engine 2 guide to nutrition is a “plant strong” approach that I first learned about when I saw the movie “Forks Over Knives.” Even if you’re not interested in going vegan, there’s no doubt that we could all do a better job integrating nutritious and filling fruits and vegetables into our daily food plan, and the Engine 2 approach presents some delicious ways to do exactly that. I highly encourage  exploring their site to discover more excellent high-quality, low calorie recipes.

Forks Over Knives is a broader view of the important role whole foods play in our well-being. It’s available on Netflix, and if you haven’t seen it, it’s an interesting and well-balanced approach to the concepts of how plant-hearty meals can positively impact our personal vitality, from internal health to how good we feel and look.

 

Wishing You An Awesomeliciously Super (Hummus) Day!

~Kimi

 

 

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