The main ingredient in hummus is the garbanzo bean, also known as the chickpea. Like most legumes, they are known for their rich fiber content, which has been linked to a number of health benefits. A recent study has also shown that we can obtain health benefits from garbanzo beans that are consumed at much smaller amounts over a shorter period of time. In this study, it took only one week of garbanzo bean consumption to improve participants' control of blood sugar and insulin secretion. Equally important, only one-third of a cup of the beans per day was needed to provide these related health benefits.
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Homemade Hummus Recipe
- 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and whole
- 2 teaspoons Finely Ground Pink Himalayan Salt
- 1 (19 ounce) can of garbanzo beans, drained
- 3 tablespoons of tahini (sesame-seed paste)
- 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 2 tablespoons of purified water, or as needed
- ¼ cup of Spanish olive oil
- 1 tsp. of Herbes de Provence or Italian seasoning, 1 tablespoon of chopped, fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried
- Combine into food processor or blender: garlic, sea salt garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, honey, purified water and two tablespoons of oil. Process until smooth. Spoon into a 16 ounce container.
- Put herbs on top and drizzle two tablespoons of olive oil over the top.
- Freezes or refrigerates well.
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