If someone told you that you could create a hummus that contains 5 servings of vegetables in it, would you be into it?
But wait, what if someone told you that this hummus didn’t taste like it had any veggies in it whatsoever, that it was sweet, perfectly paired with some goat cheese and crackers, a fantastic dip for MORE veggies, and the best sandwich spread out there, now does it sound appealing?
Okay, so full disclosure, we’ve recently started using Veggie Pucks in our daily diet and routine, and although our diets are incredibly nutrient dense, and we eat a TON of veggies, the addition of a veggie puck every day has been something truly incredible to happen to our lives. You can add them to smoothies, cook with them, or, if you want to keep it simple, they’re mild enough to pop into a large glass of water to dissolve.
HERE ARE THE DEETS:
Veggie pucks are essentially 5 servings of vegetables blended into a little cube and then frozen. Unlike other smoothie cubes, they contain no fruit, which means they are versatile for cooking with. You can get the;
Purple Power Puck, which contain beets, beet greens, carrot, dandelion greens and radicchio.
Supreme Green Puck, which contain spinach, kale, collard, dandelion greens and parsley.
Each puck contains an incredible amount of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and there is a huge emphasis here on liver detoxification support. Just by adding a puck a day to our routine we have noticed:
- Increased energy
- Better mood
- Clearer skin
Suffice to say, we are obsessed with these pucks! They make getting extra nutrients into our lives so much easier.
We have also been cooking with them, and the entire purpose of this article isn’t really about the benefits of the pucks. Well, actually it is about the benefits of the pucks, but it’s ALSO about this wonderful Purple Power Hummus recipe that we whipped up using the pucks (but we also left an option for those of you who don’t have access to the veggie pucks).
It’s time to get your purple hummus on guys.
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Purple Power Hummus
This purple hummus is sweet and savory, packed with antioxidants and paired perfectly with some fig goat cheese. Yum!
- 1 19oz can chickpeas drained and rinsed
- 2 Tbsp tahini
- 3-4 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1.5 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 purple power puck *see notes if you don’t have the puck
- ½ tsp salt
- Add everything to a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Top with fig goat cheese, pairs perfectly with crackers and cucumbers.
- If you don’t have a purple power puck you can dice and roast 1-2 medium sized beets in a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper in the oven at 425F for 30 minutes then add to your hummus and blend.
If you don’t have a purple power puck you can dice and roast 1-2 medium sized beets in a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper in the oven at 425 for 30 minutes then add to your hummus and blend.
TOPPED WITH: Fig goat cheese, olive oil, chia seeds and goji berries.