Healthy Cannabis-Infused Hummus Recipe
Hummus is a creamy spread hailing from Middle Eastern and North African countries. It’s made from a few simple and healthy ingredients, and because of its sheer deliciousness has gained immense popularity in North America as well as Europe.
Hummus is one of the most widely consumed Middle Eastern foods in the United States despite the fact that it’s actually considered an ancient food. Hummus has been around since antiquity, yet today is regarded as a tasty and healthy snack that’s also versatile. In Israel, hummus is eaten with several dishes and is also part of mezze dishes in any Syrian, Turkish, and Greek restaurants around the world.
The primary ingredient in hummus is chickpeas, and its name is actually derived from the Arabic word translating to “chickpeas.” If you’re like me, who can eat her own weight in hummus, you’ll love this cannabis-infused hummus recipe. But before we get there, here are some of the health benefits of this humble, great-tasting dish:
- Traditionally prepared hummus is a good source of essential minerals including magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, and folate. Hummus is also rich in fiber and essential fatty acids without added cholesterol.
- Chickpeas helps reduce your risk for cancer. Together with other ingredients that contain folate, chickpeas has been linked to a reduced risk of colorectal cancer. The dietary fiber content of chickpeas also aids promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the colon, adding more protection against cancer.
- Hummus made with olive oil is part of a healthy Mediterranean diet, which is linked to a 30% reduced risk of strokes and heart attacks.
- Pregnant women can benefit from snacking on hummus. It’s a nutritionally-dense food that provides a host of health benefits for pregnant women. The folate content helps prevent birth defects. Hummus also contains proteins and minerals that help both mother and child grow healthier.
- Eating hummus will benefit your digestive system since it’s a good source of fiber. Consuming hummus will help regulate bowel movements and give you relief from constipation. It will also help keep you full for longer periods of time.
- Hummus is also a great snack for people with diabetes. It helps regulate blood sugar levels thanks to the low glycemic index of chickpeas. If you have diabetes, use dried chickpeas instead of the canned version since it has a lower glycemic index. The American Diabetes Association recommends hummus as part of a healthy diabetic diet.
- If you’re trying to lose weight or build muscle, hummus will help your fitness regimen. Chickpeas are a good source of amino acids, which are beneficial for building healthy tissue and muscle. Amino acids are the essential building blocks for protein, which the body needs to maintain healthy physiological processes including improved muscle strength, tissue repair, and optimum functioning of the brain.
The best part is that hummus is SO easy to make! It’s a popular snack that you can enjoy on your own or while entertaining. Everyone loves hummus.
Ready for a cannabis-infused hummus with twice as many health benefits thanks to the plant and an added buzz?
Here’s a recipe you can try at home:
- 15 oz. can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- ¼ cup tahini
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 2 garlic cloves (add more if you love the taste of garlic)
- ¼ cup cannabis olive oil
- ½ ground cumin
- 2 tablespoons water
- salt and pepper
- In a food processor, blend the lemon juice and tahini for 30 seconds.
- Add the chickpeas, cannabis olive oil, garlic, water, and cumin. Blend for 1-2 minutes until smooth. If you feel that it needs more water to reach the desired consistency, add more (some prefer chunky hummus while others like it with a smooth consistency).
- Pour the hummus into a serving bowl, or keep it in your refrigerator for later.
Your cannabis-infused hummus is best eaten with:
- Raw veggie sticks
- Pita bread
- Apple slices
- Cucumber slices
- Topping for wraps and sandwiches
- Added to salads, meats, fish, and pasta
You can also add these common flavors to amp up the taste of your hummus:
- Red pepper
- Basil pesto
- Roasted garlic
- Sun-dried tomato
Trust us, if you serve cannabis-infused hummus at your next party you’ll be the hostess with the moistest!
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Published at Tue, 30 May 2017 05:00:00 +0000