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Healthy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 152
Protein 7g
Fat 7g
Carbs 17g
Total Time
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Hummus is a popular snack food that is often thought to be too complicated to make; so, people opt to purchase it from the store instead of making it themselves. But it’s pretty simple to prepare, and making it yourself is arguably healthier since you know exactly what you’re putting into your body. No hidden ingredients, table salt, preservatives, food coloring – just all natural ingredients.

Enjoy this with toasted wheat pita bread, fresh vegetables and even in sandwiches, wraps and quesadillas

 

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Healthy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Ingredients

Ingredients for about 2 cups:

  • 1.5 can (22.5oz) chickpeas (drained)
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 5 tablespoon almond butter
  • 5 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • red pepper flakes (garnish)

Tools:

Steps
  1. Set oven to broil.
  2. Place red bell peppers on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for about 15 minutes. Turn the bell peppers over after 7 minutes so they are roasted on the other side.
  3. Allow the bell pepper to cool down slightly. Chop the stem off the bell pepper and peel/remove the skin.
  4. In a Vitamix 5200 blender or high-powered blender, toss in the above ingredients. Blend on hi-speed until you are left with a creamy, smooth consistency. Season with sea salt & pepper to taste.
  5. Store the hummus in an airtight container and garnish with red pepper flakes. Place in the refrigerator to chill and thicken.

Approximate macros for 1 of 8 servings (about 1/4 cup per serving):

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Calories
152
Protein
7g
Fat
7g
Carbs
17g
Sodium
-
Fiber
6g
Sugar
2g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.