Hello friends!! I have had many requests for this recipe, so here it is!!
First, I do apologize for my lack of blog posts lately. So far this new year is turning out to be an amazing year and my vision board is coming into fruition!! I am half way done my yoga teacher training and I have recently adopted a 100% whole food, plant based diet.
I will be blogging about my yoga training/vegan journey more in-depth when I am finished my program. In the meantime I have been experimenting with a lot of plant-based recipes. So this means no animal by-products at all. This includes eggs & cheese. (My weakness!!)
I am doing the yoga teacher training for a couple of reasons. One is for personal reasons of wanting to heal myself and personal development and to add my Hormonal Health Coaching Programs designed to help rebalance hormones. As well as future women's wellness retreats! Yoga, breathing, visualization and meditation is an integral aspect to balancing hormones and to my programs.
I decided to use myself as a test subject and go vegan for the duration of my yoga teacher training. The longer I'm doing this the more and more I am loving it. I thought giving up meat was going to be difficult for me but I am loving all of the recipes I'm creating and how I am feeling. I can honestly say I will never eat meat again. This is a personal decision for myself and I would never tell any of my clients its for them. We are all different and have different needs. BUT I do believe eating a MOSTLY whole food, plant based diet is key to living a healthy long life.
I am creating a whole food, plant based recipe book for my programs and for whom ever is interested in adding more plant-based foods to there diet. Keep your eyes peeled!
Now for the recipe!
I have been making a lot of different flavors of hummus over the years, but some people have a sensitivity to digesting chick peas. I started playing around with making a white bean base hummus instead. This is what I came up with! If you love pesto you will love the flavor of this hummus!
All of these ingredients have amazing health benefits!
White Beans- Rich in fiber, rich in anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins and proteins. Is a good source for a plant based diet.
Avocado- Provides a substantial amount of monounsaturated fatty acids (good fat) which aids in decreasing the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, lowers blood cholesterol, increases complexion plus so much more!
Basil- Acts as an anti-inflammatory, contains antibacterial properties, promotes cardiovascular health plus more!
Let's make it!
1(15 0z) can of white bean (cannellini beans), drained and rinsed (save some of the juice in the can/set aside)
4 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp of lemon juice
1/2 Tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
4-6 large basil leaves
3 tbsp. of olive oil
Water to thin if necessary (or use juice from can)
Make with LOVE!
Throw everything into a food processor or blender,
Scoop into a bowl,
Get some crackers or veggies on the side for dipping and enjoy!!