Yeah yeah Summer is just around the corner so now it’s time to eat freaking veggies and salads and be a “good girl.” But that doesn’t mean it has to be bland right?!? My new favorite breakfast is hummus and toast. That may not sound that exciting or yummy but I swear it is. It’s crunchy, creamy, toasty, satisfying, filling and damn tasty! And as an extra bonus this breakfast is packed full of whole grains and protein which give you the energy you need to start your day off right.
The other nice thing about hummus is that you can easily change the flavor so you don’t get bored with it. Spicy hummus, herb hummus, pine nut hummus, roasted pepper hummus, hell dried fruits and hummus! I’ve been eating so much hummus lately that the store bought hummus just got too expensive so I decided to start making my own.
Hummus can easily be made at home by simply pureeing some chickpeas with a little bit of oil and seasonings. Traditionally you add tahini to hummus but that adds a whole lot of fat and calories and personally I would rather save those calories for a nice glass of wine! This recipe for hummus is healthy and tasty as well as a great base for additions such as roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts or sun dried tomatoes. Put that s@!% on some whole grain toast in the morning and start your day with a healthy, wholesome, filling breakfast that will pave the way to making good decisions for the rest of the day!
- 1 can of chickpeas
- 1 lemon
- garlic clove or powder
- flax oil
- salt & pepper
Take a can of chickpeas and drain them. Reserve some of the liquid just in case the hummus is too thick to blend. Place the chickpeas in a blender or food processor and add the juice of one lemon. Add 3 tablespoons of flax oil, some garlic powder or fresh garlic to taste, just a pinch of salt as chickpeas already have sodium in them and crushed red pepper. BLEND! If it gets stuck you may have to stir it and pulse the blender. If it gets too thick add a tablespoon at a time of the reserved liquid and blend to thin it out.
I sprinkled on some smoked Spanish paprika and toasted sesame seeds for a little heat and flavor. Next week I’m adding chopped olives and spices on top. YUMM!!!!!