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Raw Carrot Hummus

Raw Carrot Hummus

Generally I do not eat legumes, not to fit into a label but because I listen to my body. I find most legumes difficult to digest and sometimes bloating. I therefore choose to opt for other, easier-to-digest, alternatives which is why I love Raw Carrot Hummus. I do not suffer from an intolerance but my body does not appreciate legumes and it does love healthy fats and proteins. I have a low carb diet, with the exception of fruit, which helps me to listen to my body, curb cravings and always feel super satisfied with all my good fats! Happy lady over here!

With all this is mind, I do still miss hummus! Along side an almond hummus, I adore a carrot hummus. It is still filling with the beautiful almonds and tahini but definitely not as heavy as a chickpea hummus. Works perfect for a light snack or a picnic where you don’t what to fill up on dip.

This scrumptious dip also provides a nice little iron boost assisted by the vitamin C in the lemons. Carrots also contain vitamin C and are super high in vitamin A where 1 medium carrot can provide 210% of a person’s required intake of vitamin A for the day. Just a little reminder that our lovely orange coloured carrots are high in beta-carotene which is a pre-cursor for and also converted into vitamin A. Vitamin A loves our skin, our eyes and our immune system <3

11062864_385501064970517_8052661863251984477_nRecipe for Raw Carrot Hummus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So how do you make Raw Carrot Hummus.

Recipe note; I absolutely love lemon, so I opt to add 2 big juicy lemons!! I can sometimes also overdo this … so feel free to add 1 lemon and a splash of water to help loosen the dip and make it creamy. Enjoy!

Recipe:

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  • 4 large carrots, peeled
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw tahini
  • 1/3 cup cold-pressed olive oil
  • Juice of 1-2 lemons, depending on size
  • 2 teaspoons cumin, ground
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, ground
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Handful fresh coriander
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • Water to loosen dip

Method:

  1. Place carrots in a food processor and process until the carrot becomes very fine
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients and process until well combined, smooth and creamy
  3. If needed, add a splash of water to help loosen your dip and make it creamy. Too easy!