Apart from being a ridiculously good source of protein, hemp oil is the only food oil that not only contains the omegas 3 and 6 but also GLA. With its high content of essential fatty acids, ratio 2:5:1 in omega3, omega6 and Gamma Linolenic Acid, it is considered a superfood and believed to be optimal in terms of improving skin conditions.
If you are avoiding fish products because of the rising contamination and mercury content, hemp is a safe, nutritionally rich and quality product to use instead. Also perfect for pregnant / nursing mommies.
For the best hummus you will need the following. Again, feel free to experiment with extras and flavours!
1,5 cups of cooked chickpeas/garbanzo beans
4 tablespoons of hemp seeds
1 tablespoon of hemp or flax seed oil
1 piece of garlic/1 teaspoon of chopped garlic
1/3 cup of lemon juice
0,5 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons of Tahini (I like to use peanut butter sometimes)
Optional extras: olives (seedless!!) or olive paste, sundried tomatoes, masala spice, pepperdews, nuts, peppers, cumin (for a more traditional hummus taste), etc.
Put everything in the blender and press the power button. This is a tough mixture and you will need a strong blender. But the results will be worth it! Enjoy on crackers, burgers, celery or carrot sticks, etc.
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