Skip to content

Acai berry Beetroot hummus

Beetroot hummus 19

 

Eat pink food! This acai berry beetroot hummus makes a welcome change to conventional hummus combining flavours of earthy sweet beetroot, fruity acai berry with fragrant cumin and paprika and zingy lemon juice.

 

Beetroot hummus 24

 

Beetroot hummus 25

 

This dip looks striking served with crudités at parties, barbeques and picnics and is a great way to get more antioxidants into your diet (from both the beetroot and acai berries). Alternatively, serve in wraps or on turmeric protein bread (recipe soon available on this blog).

 

Beetroot hummus 34

Beetroot hummus 7

 

Fresh acai berries are hard to come by in the UK, but fortunately dried acai berry powder is readily available. I love this one from Nature’s Heart, which also contains sacha inchi and coconut. Both sacha inchi and acai berries are rich in omega 3, 6 and 9 healthy fats, making this dip a super choice to promote brain, heart, digestive, hormonal and immune health.

 

Beetroot hummus 23

 

This dip also delivers on fibre (from the chickpeas and beetroot) and nitrates (from the beetroot), which help to lower blood pressure, boost stamina and improve cognitive function. I also love to supplement this dip with protein powder (soya bean, pea or whey all work well), but this is optional. It also makes the hummus creamier! What a way to superfood your hummus!

 

Beetroot hummus 17

 

For those who do not like to waste anything, this is the recipe for you! I have used some of the chickpea water (aquafaba, as it is also known), for the hummus. This water contains nutrients that have leached out from the chickpeas, so adds to the nutritional value and helps you cut down on the amount of olive oil you need to add (a good tip for those counting the calories). (You can use the rest of the aquafaba for vegan chocolate mousse; recipe elsewhere in this blog!)

 

Beetroot hummus 26

This dip is can be whipped up in minutes in a blender and stores well in the refrigerator in a sealed container for about 3-4 days.

 

Makes: 1 large bowl

Preparation time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 X 400g can of unsalted chick peas, plus half the chick pea water (aquafaba)
  • 175g cooked beetroot (not the ones in vinegar)
  • 1 plump garlic clove
  • 2 ½ tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil or tap water or more aquafaba if counting the calories
  • 1 ½ tbsp. tahini
  • 2 tbsp. protein powder (soya bean, pea or whey)
  • 1 tbsp. Omega-3 superpowder
  • 1 ½ -2 tsp. ground cumin (more if you like it spicier)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste

Optional: garnish of fresh herbs or sprouts

Method:

Simply add all ingredients into a blender and food processor and mix to combine into a paste. Adjust consistency if required with more water (tap water or aquabafa) or olive oil, as desired. Decant into a bowl and serve with crudités or smother over turmeric protein bread or wraps and serve.

Beetroot hummus 16

 

Beetroot hummus 32

 

Beetroot hummus 20

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow SOBODY HEALTHY RECIPES on WordPress.com

Twitter

Instagram

Easy 6 ingredient dairy-free fudge! No refined sugar and so delicious! Dates, nut butter, coconut oil, cacao and a maca http://ow.ly/eAt030lqgIe . . . . . . . . @coconutmerchant @naturesheartsuperfoods @pipandnut @veganlife_mag @hollandandbarrett . . . . . . . #peanutbutter #cashewbutter #maca #cacao #bestofvegan #veganeats #healthysnacks #nomnom #healthyfoodporn #govegan #plantbaseddiet #plantbasedrecipes #getinmybelly #fitchick #fitfoodie #fitfood #fitspo #fitfam #healthyrecipes #healthyfoodmagazine #nomnom #yumyum #healthysnacksonthego #eattealfood #vegansofinstagram #foodiesofinstagram #fudge
Roast up your cauliflower with a little #coconutoil, turmeric and chilli! http://ow.ly/IwVE30lpj3l . . . . . . . . @coconutmerchant @veganuary @hollandandbarrett @veganlife_mag . . . . . #veganrecipes #vegano #plantpower #bestofvegan #plantpower #foodiechats #lowcarbrecipes #healthyfoodmagazine #healthyeat #healthymeals #Healthymom #nutritiousanddelicious #ketogenicdiet #cauliflower #Turmeric #nomnom #getinmybelly #foodforthought #foodiegram #foodshare #foodiesofinstagram #veganworldshare #vegansofinstagram #glutenfreediet #weigthlossrecipes #instafood
Don't you just love soup? Try this lentil kale and squash soup with chilli http://ow.ly/pdPi30lqg9i . . . . . . . @coconutmerchant @pulsinandbeond @weareveganuary @veganlife_mag . . . . . . . #plantbaseddiet #veganeats #eatvegan #veganbowl #eatplants #plantprotein #foodphotography #bestofvegan #veganrecipeshare #veganworldshare #veganbowl #healthyfoodmagazine #healthyfoodlover #healthyfoodporn #nomnom #soup #pulses #getinmybelly #foodforthought #foodiesofinstagram #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #fitfood #fitfam #f52grams #carbcycle
Breakfast! Cherry beetroot acai berry pancakes with coconut cream . http://ow.ly/8Jyb30lt1Vd. . . . . . @naturesheartsuperfoods @pulsinandbeond @healthyfoodmag @hollandandbarrett . . . . . . #healthy #foodies #foodphotography #foodlovers #govegan #plantbaseddiet #healthyanddelicious #eatplants #recipeoftheday #weigthlossrecipes #ketogenicdiet #f52grams #flexitarian #instafoodie #foodiesofinstagram #glutenfreediet #freefrom #getinmybelly #foodpic #foodshare #cleaneatingdiet #nomnom #yumyum
Get munching! Lemon coconut bars with tangy superfruit #baobab! Get your vitamin C and fibre. . http://ow.ly/ZmYz30lqfnH . . . . @adunaworld @coconutmerchant @bionaorganic @pulsinandbeond @weareveganuary @hollandandbarrett . . . . . . . . #fitfood #healthyrecipes #foodshare #vegan #crueltyfree #healthyweekhero #coconutoil #recipeblog #recipes #eathealthy #veganeats #veganworldshare #veganrecipeblogger #veganrecipeshare #foodforthought #f52grams #foodiesofinstagram #cleaneating #wholefoods #yumyum #healthysnacks
Hungry? How about a healthy chilli? This chilli base is made from sweet potatoes! http://ow.ly/NdRx30lqg21 . . . . . . . @chiabiaseed @healthyfoodmag @pulsinandbeond @weareveganuary @veganlife_mag . . . . . . . . #foodphotography #foodlovers #govegan #plantbaseddiet #healthyanddelicious #lovefood #eatplants #eatyourgreens #vegan #foodlovers #recipeoftheday #healthbenefits #veganworldshare #vegancommunity #eattherainbow #eatvegan #healthyfoodmagazine #glutenfreediet #vegansofinstagram #getinmybelly #whatsfordinner #foodforthought #foodporn #instafood
Good morning! Start the day with a healthy breakfast! Make your own #sugarfree muesli. With flaxseed @linwoodshealthfoods , goldenberries, chia seeds @naturesheartsuperfoods and #proteinpowder @pulsinandbeond http://ow.ly/8nwQ30lpier . . . . . . . . . #healthybreaakfast #wednesdaymotivation #plantbased #eatplants #plantpower #veganworldshare #veganfoodspot #foodforthought #foodiegram #foodshare #recipes #nutritiousanddelicious #fitchick #fitfood #fitfam #carbcycle #getinmybelly #foodshare #oats #cleaneatingdiet #eatclean #healthyfoodmagazine #healthyanddelicious #nomnom #fitchick #girlswholift #instafood #foodiesofinstagram #vegansofinstagram
Good morning! Happy Sunday! Start the day with Strawberry, acai berry and kale overnight oats! http://ow.ly/USuV30lszEu . . . . . . . @naturesheartsuperfoods @pulsinandbeond @sukrinuk @bionaorganic @hollandandbarrett @veganlife_mag @metro.co.uk @plantbasedmag . . . . . #sundaymorning #healthyrecipes #plantbased #vegan #healthybreakfast #overnightoats #instafood #foodporn #healthyfoodporn #vegansofinstagram #foodiesofinstagram #yumyum #foodshare #foodpic #getinmybelly #rawvegan #eatplants #govegan #healthyanddelicious #lovefood #eatrealfood #cleaneatingdiet #glutenfreediet #veganism #plantbaseddiet
Add some #spirulina to your avocado pesto to boost it up! Shown here with courgette zoodles! http://ow.ly/CVO530lphRu . . . . . . @pulsinandbeond @naturesheartsuperfoods @veganuary @veganlife_mag @plantbasedmagazine . . . . . . #foodie #recipe #lowcarb #ketorecipes #weightlossrecipes #sharefood #veganbowl #veganism #freefrom #eatplants #weigthlossrecipes #weightlossmotivation #nutritiousanddelicious #healthyfoodmagazine #healthy #healthymeals #healthyfoodlover #whatsfordinner #whatveganseat #eattherainbow #eatvegan #foodporn #instafood #instafoodie #nomnom #yumyum #algae #Superfood
Green food! Get your #plantbased protein with this edamame bean miso quinoa soap. Miso gives this soup soup instant depth of flavour and a good dose of probiotics! http://ow.ly/EPMh30lpjdg . . . . . . . . . . @coconutmerchant @pulsinandbeond @veganuary @hollandandbarrett @plantbasedmagazine @veganlifemagazine . . . . . . #coconutoil #soyabeans #protein #veganprotein #vegan #healthy #weigthlossrecipes #foodie #soup #carbcycle #healthyfoodmagazine #healthyeat #quinoa #veganworldshare #veganlifestyle #vegangirl #vegansofig #veganrecipeblogger #vegano #veganfoodshare #vegansofinstagram #foodforthought #foodiegram #foodpic #foodshare #glutenfreefood #glutenfreediet #glutenfreefood #getinmybelly
This soup recipe is inspired by Moroccan spices! Spicy sweet potato bean soup. http://ow.ly/VnSs30lmP4A . . . . . . . . @veganuar @pulsinandbeond @naturesheartsuperfoods @veganlife_mag @plantbasednews @hollandandbarrett @coconutmerchant . . . . . . . #soup #healthyrecipeshare #veganrecipes #eattherainbow #eatplants #govegan #bestfood #bestofvegan #eattherainbow #eatvegan #veganworldshare #vegetarianrecipes #glutenfree #plantbaseddiet #fitfood #whatsfordinner #vegancommunity #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #f52grams #realfood #highprotein #yumyum #healthyrecipe #foodphotographyv#foodshare #veganfoodpoint #letscookvegan #foodfortthought #instafood #foodporn
Matcha green tea is not just for drinking! Raw green tea oat bars with goji berries, chia and nuts. http://ow.ly/is9A30llrcL . . . . . . . . @coconutmerchant @naturesheartsuperfoods @pulsinandbeond @meridianfoods @healthyfoodmag @veganlife_mag @plantbasedmag . . . . . . . . #coconutoil #healthy #greentea #matcha #vegan #veganbowl #freefrom #crueltyfree #healthysnacks #eatrealfood #cleaneats #veganworldshare #veganfoodporn #veganfoodspot #weightlossrecipes #worldveganday #workoutmotivation #gains #protein #carbcycle #healthblogger #getinmybelly #recipe #vegansofinstagram #foodiefriday #foodiesofinstagram #nomnom #yumyum #eatplants #plantpower #cleaneats
%d bloggers like this: