Hummus is one of my favorite things to eat on my veggies but I hate when I buy a brand and all I taste is salt. I have made hummus in the past and it came out so-so – not thick enough for my liking. I was so excited to try making hummus in the Vita-Mix. I found a recipe for Pumpkin Hummus in The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook by Tosca Reno. I left out the pumpkin oil because I don’t have any and the hummus still came out amazing.
I consulted the hummus recipe in the cookbook that came with the machine to make sure I was blending it properly. I can not believe how thick and creamy this stuff is. I made it in seriously 10 minutes – that includes gathering the ingredients. AND I cleaned the container with some soapy warm water in no time at all. There is no reason for me to buy hummus at the store ever again. I did not taste it right away because I made it before going to the gym. I was really looking forward to lunch this afternoon.
When I got home I was in need of a little something to tide me over while I cleaned myself up. I had an apple and a piece of string cheese.
When it was lunch time I made a salad that contained spinach, red pepper, zucchini, 1/2 a cup cottage cheese and 1/4 cup pumpkin hummus. This is the best hummus I have ever had – I must try not to eat the whole bowl in one day. The Vita-Mix whipped so much air into it which made it soooooo creamy.
I also had 2 pieces of Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin toast with a tbsp PB and strawberry preserves. That plate was a Christmas present from my lovely mother-in-law. She knows how much I love toile and always gives me the nicest stuff adorned with the pattern.
Here is who ended up coming home from the gym with me – he is Swampfire from Ben 10 Alien Force. I love the face painting but man it is a pain to wash off – especially red & black.
Unfortunately I must venture out into the WIND. Hopefully we don’t blow away – it is so windy my house feels like it moves every time the wind blows. We ran out of bar soap so unless we want to be stinky I must go get some more.
Have a great afternoon.