If you need a healthy snack that is simple to make and is a great way to sneak more veggies into the kiddos, then this Clean & Colorful Sweet Potato Hummus might be exactly what you’re looking for!
My goal is to teach 1 million people how to live a Clean & Colorful lifestyle. It is the one program that I feel anybody can do and everybody who does will in fact look better, feel better, naturally have more energy, reduce disease and probably even lose some weight. And it’s just 4 simple things to do every day. I call these the 4 Universal Diet Truths…
The Clean & Colorful Solution:
- Eat more whole food.
- Eat all 5 colors.
- Have a juice/smoothie.
- Exercise 21+ minutes.
Last week we talked about the fourth universal diet truth on exercise. I was on the road with my Dad and we did fitness anywhere with the road trip full body workout. This week I’m back in my kitchen and we are talking about the first diet truth which is eating more whole food; less stuff out of the box and more stuff out of the ground.
Every Monday I’ll touch on one of those topics that will help you feel better and look better. You can register at cleanandcolorful.com and I’ll send you a free jumpstart guide that teaches you on how to get started on being clean and eating colorfully — today!
Today I’m going to show you how to make hummus, which is an awesome snack for a variety of reasons:
- It’s like the most readily available snack – if you are out like on happy hour, hummus is going to be your healthiest go-to snack.
- You can have it with celery, cucumber, carrots and cabbage — upping your intake of veggies. It’s a great way to get more color into your diet if you use hummus as a dip.
- It’s a great snack that you can serve if you are having a party because just about anybody can eat it. It’s healthy, vegan, and gluten free
However, if you buy your hummus, you need to be careful with the ingredients list. Find out what they are using and how they’re preserving the product because there are some scary products out there!
Homemade Clean & Colorful Sweet Potato Hummus!
Hummus is like one of the easiest things in the world to make at home and that’s why I’m going to show you how to do it. This recipe is completely out of the Clean & Colorful Recipe Guide, which is a part of the Clean & Colorful 28-Day Online Program. It is one of the 28 snacks in the guide.
This Clean & Colorful Sweet Potato Hummus is going to have your traditional hummus ingredients:
- 1 cup garbanzo beans (chick peas) – you can boil them yourself, they’ll taste a little better and will be less expensive. They’re high in fiber and really good sources of plant proteins
- 1/2 lb boiled sweet potato, about 2 small this will boost nutrition, color and fiber
- 1/4 cup tahini – gives the hummus a unique flavor
- 2T lemon juice
- 1 clove of garlic
- 2 tsp cumin
- 2T olive oil
- Sea Salt to taste
So you just need to put all the ingredients in a blender or food processor, and drizzle the olive oil on top as it is blending. When done scoop it out and serve with carrots (or any colorful veggie) on the side. This is an awesome orange snack to have and everybody will love it.
And that’s it! You have your hummus which is not only healthy but is loaded with this extra sweet potato which is so yummy with a unique flavor. You’ll love this recipe. And this is not a recipe you’ll see everywhere. Trust me this is delicious!
Fun Fact About Sweet Potatoes
Traditionally, I used to bake or roast my sweet potatoes. But in this recipe, I used boiled sweet potatoes and here’s why: you want to have low glycemic foods or low glycemic load meals because that is what keeps the sugar spike low and insulin in check. The lower the food is on the glycemic index, the lesser the spike you’re going to see in your blood sugar.
Sweet potatoes are lower than white potatoes on the glycemic index which has a scale of 1-100. A baked sweet potato is like 94 and so will have an higher impact on your blood sugar but when boiled it’s only 46!
Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes
When you look at a sweet potato, you can tell if it is good for you by the color; the darker the color the more phytochemical power it has.
Sweet potatoes are good sources of:
- Carotenoids, primarily beta-carotene
- Almost all vitamins (vitamin A, B, C, K)
- Minerals like potassium and manganese
If you want to buy the 28-day online program which is available for only $29 (and this recipe is in there along with 150 other Clean & Colorful recipes to help you look and feel your best) it is available to you all the time. About 6-8 times per year, I’ll also live coach the program as a 28-Day Challenge with a small group. Our next challenge has a Holiday theme and will start just after Thanksgiving on November 28th. Click here to join the wait list.
If you want more tips like this…
Then keep an eye on my Teresa Marie Wellness Facebook page because I’ll be coming at you every Monday! I’ll be back next Monday talking about the second universal diet truth on eating all 5 colors! And don’t forget to signup for my free Clean & Colorful Jumpstart guide and get all the basic info you need to get started living this Clean & Colorful life today.