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Rosemary Beet Hummus

“We got the beet”! Why? Because not only are beets delicious, but they’re good for you, too! Beets are packed with immune-boosting vitamin C, digestion supporting fiber, and essential minerals like potassium and manganese.

Looking to detox? Beets help to cleanse your liver, kidneys and pancreas, working to reduce the “bad” cholesterol, and regulate your blood pressure. They combat anemia, fight fatigue, and build stronger bones… and did we mention Beets are an aphrodisiac, too?… we think you’ll really enjoy the beets in this Rosemary Beet Hummus.

Rosemary Beet Hummus

Cook & Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 can rinsed, drained garbanzo beans
  • 2 medium roasted beets
  • 1T lemon juice
  • 1T olive oil
  • 1T tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves (optional or one if you don’t like garlic)
  • 2t rosemary (more for extra flavor)
  • 2+ T of water (to reach desired consistency)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Place beans, roasted beets, olive oil (optional) and lemon juice in food processor and begin to process. Next add in tahini, rosemary and garlic and give it a blend. Now is when you want to begin adding water one tablespoon at a time to reach your desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.

This Rosemary Beet hummus is also great in salads, wraps and on sandwiches, too. It’s amazing how creative you can get with hummus or beets!

Breakfast and Brownie Bites!

breakfast brownie bites to go! Don’t be fooled, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Your body has just been fasting (ideally for 10-12 hours) and now it’s time to BREAK the FAST. Eating breakfast can do several things for your health including protect against heart disease, diabetes, and weight gain. So try these breakfast brownies for the sake of your heart, your health and your waist.

If you’re in a hurry (like most of us) here’s a super quick bite of deliciousness that will give you plenty of protein and energy to power you through the day; plus these taste like brownies!

raw breakfast brownies

Grab-N-Brownies Bites

Ingredients:

  • 1/3c walnuts
  • 1/3c almonds
  • 1/3c pecans
  • 1/4c raw cacao powder
  • 1c pitted medjool dates
  • 1T vanilla extract *optional

Directions:

Using a food processor, begin to grind the nuts down till you have a a gritty flour (I like these to have a little texture, so I don’t grind them too finely). Add the cacao powder and give it a quick whirl.

Now begin adding your dates slowly, along with the table spoon of vanilla extract. Your batter inside should eventually begin to “ball up”. By that, I mean the very thick batter will all stick together and you’ll have a big ball rolling around.

At this point, stop the processor. Using your hands, break of golf ball sized chunks of dough and roll it between your hands to make a ball. If you want to kick these up a notch (though they’re pretty darn delicious plain) roll them in cacao powder, coconut flakes, cacao nibs or even more crushed nuts.

Store these in the freezer or refrigerator for that next time you need a quick grab-n-go option or just a sweet treat.