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Green Machine Protein Hummus


    Easily whipped up in a matter of minutes, this protein-rich power snack would make Popeye proud.


    1 cup (250 mL) cooked chickpeas
    1 cup (250 mL) tightly packed fresh spinach
    1/2 cup (125 mL) frozen, defrosted, shelled edamame, plus 2 Tbsp (30 mL) for garnish
    1/4 cup (60 mL) hulled hempseeds
    2 Tbsp (30 mL) water
    Zest of 1 lime
    1 Tbsp (15 mL) lime juice
    1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin
    1/2 tsp (2 mL) sea salt
    1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground pepper

    Place all ingredients, except 2 Tbsp (30 mL) edamame, in food processor. Purée until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides if necessary. Transfer to serving bowl and garnish with reserved edamame.

    Hummus can be kept covered in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

    Serves 6.

    Each serving contains: 97 calories; 6 g protein; 4 g total fat (0 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 9 g carbohydrates (2 g sugars, 2 g fibre); 202 mg sodium

    source: "Heightened Hummus", alive #383, September 2014


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