Creamy Avocado Hummus

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Ciao Cleanse!

So my 3 day juice cleanse is now my two-day juice cleanse.  I gave it a good fight, but juices (juicing machine? liquids?), you win!  Last night was hard, I had ZERO energy.  I was pretty foggy too.  Today I felt the same way.  I had my first Green Juice but after that I decided to throw in the towel.  A couple of reasons are:

  • I am already pretty darn healthy and I think the 2 days was a good break for me
  • I DO NOT like feeling tired, unfocused.  I also don’t like lacking the energy to work out :-(
  • Since I juice daily, I feel I already get a lot of the benefits

I still think cleanses are great.  I’m totally open to doing this more often, but only for a day at a time.  I think a cleanse would be more beneficial (but way more hard) to someone who needs a complete diet make-over.  

Now, with solid foods back in the equation, I thought I’d whip up something tasty.  Since I have only had liquids the past couple days, I thought a hummus would be perfect to dip loads of veggies into.  It’s something light, but solid, just what I’m craving.  Honestly, even caffeinated tea hit the spot.  I’m weak, but my tummy is happy ;-)

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Creamy Avocado Hummus:

  • 1 15 oz can Garbanzo beans, rinsed
  • 1 lemon 
  • 1 medium ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon Tahini 
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • Option – chili powder for some spice!

Here’s the easy part…toss the beans, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt, and cumin in a food processor.  Begin mixing for a couple of minutes, drizzling haf the olive oil in through the top.  After a couple of minutes, add the avocado.  Start the processor again, and add remaining oil.  I had to stop the processor and mix up the mixture a couple of times.  Continue mixing for about 5-7 minutes, until creamy and well combined.  Taste and add more salt or oil if needed.  Enjoy with fresh-cut up veggies, pita, crackers, spread on a sandwich, wrap…the possibilities are endless.

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Enjoy!!

xo-gigi

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