Low(er) Calorie Hummus


My mother’s best friend and her daughter have started a new beauty detox regimen and I snuck a few copies from my mom’s book Beauty Detox Solution. A shout-out to Phyllis and Shawn and Jeannie! 🙂

Here is the first one I have made, and it is delicious! The reason it is lower in calories than traditional hummus is because instead of using chickpeas, it uses zucchini. Chickpeas, Kimberly Snyder explains, make us gassy and bloated because they are a mixture of protein and starch. You therefore have better digestion with this type of hummus. I like to use this as a salad dressing.

  • 2 zucchinis chopped
  • 3/4 cup tahini
  • 2T nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2t Celtic sea salt

Put all in blender (hopefully you have a Vitamix) until smooth. Use for a veggie dip or salad dressing.


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