Calories per serving: 74
Protein per serving : 4.8g
When you go plastic-free, you get a little snack-deprived. It’s inevitable.
Once, you were able to leave the house completely unprepared, with no snacks in your bag + no plans about where to eat later. Now you’re a plastic free spirit, you have to know when, where and how you’re getting your next meal.
When the fridge is empty + so is your stomach, you can’t just head to the nearest shop for convenience food or order take-away. Sad but true.
Snack deprivation is why I’m sharing this recipe. Making healthy food from scratch doesn’t need to take you all day.
This hummus is quick, easy, healthy… and you probably have the ingredients already. If you don’t, you can swap them for what you do have.
Contrary to popular belief, hummus doesn’t have to be loaded with calories, either. This one is under 75 cals per generous serving (one quarter of what you make). Each serving contains just under 5g of protein to keep you feeling full, too. Enjoy!
Low-calorie, gluten free + dairy-free
- 1 tin any white beans or chickpeas (I used butter beans)
- 1 tbsp olive oil or similar (I used garlic infused olive oil – no chopping required!)
- 1 tbsp any nut butter (I had peanut butter)
- 1 lemon – juiced
- salt and pepper – to taste
- 1 handful fresh basil or other herb (if you have any)
- 1 small clove garlic, chopped (if you don’t have garlic infused oil)
- water (if necessary)
Throw all the hummus ingredients except the water into a blender and whizz until smooth. This will take longer for chickpeas than white beans.
For smooth, whippy hummus, add a very small amount of water to get the consistency you like (much less water is needed for white beans than for chickpeas. Butter beans don’t need any).
Check the seasoning and adjust, if needed.
Serve with veg sticks, toast or crackers.
If you make this recipe, get in touch! I’d love to know how it turned out. What’s your favourite hummus recipe? Comment below to let me know.