Sunday, 2 August 2015

Green Chickpea Hummus

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Have you ever heard of Green Chickpeas? I hadn't and I just found them in my local Costco store as they just started selling them here & couldn't wait to taste them and start experimenting with them. So a simple hummus only seemed the obvious to me for the first thing to make. Just to taste the difference. I can't wait to try them in future recipes. 
So what exactly are green chickpeas? 

GREEN CHICKPEAS are young garbanzo beans picked fresh from the vine, blanched, and flash frozen to guarantee quality within minutes from the field. See further in the blog on their nutritional facts. You'll be pleasantly surprised! 
First let's start with the recipe I made today.


2 cups green chickpeas
3 garlic cloves
6 tbsp water ( approx 1/3 cup )
1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 tbsp tahini
1/4 cup EVOO ( extra virgin olive oil )
1 tsp greek seasoning ( optional ) 
1 tsp garlic plus seasoning ( optional ) 
Salt & pepper to taste
** use organic when possible**


Purèe all ingredients preferably in a high speed blender till the hummus is creamy smooth.
Serve & enjoy!

Here's the nutritional difference between the green chickpea compared to the blond that we are more familiar with. Just when I thought a legume couldn't get any better. 

Green Chickpea carbohydrates are derived from dietary fibre, (considered good carbs) where traditional Blond Chickpea carbs come from starch.

green-chickpeas-sodium green-chickpeas-protein green-chickpeas-carbohydrates green-chickpeas-calories

See why I'm so excited? The differences aren't not all huge but when you read further you'll see the the vitamin A, C & iron are high.  When I find a new product with high nutritional values I get so excited be able to swap out the old for the new and share it with others. Just knowing how easy it is to get more nutrition in me without really changing anything is always a highlight.

  •   Plant Based Protein
  •   High Source of Fibre
  •   100% All Natural
  •   Non-GMO Verified
Health benefits 

Chick peas are high in dietary fibre and so help reduce the risk of colon cancer, and studies have suggested that they help control blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels and insulin secretion. The fibre in chickpeas remains undigested until it gets to the lower intestine and the colon and so helps those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Digestive Tract Support

Unique Supply of Antioxidants

Decreased Cardiovascular Risks

Better Regulation of Blood Sugar

Increased Chances for Satiety and Decreased Caloric Intake

The difference between green & blond

I highly recommend these not only for their taste but especially for their nutritional line up. I just Love them!
I encourage you to give them a try if they are available near you. If you are familiar with green chickpeas  and have experimented with them, then I hope you continue to include them as apart of your healthy lifestyle.

Green Chickpeas - Nature's Classic › Products

FRESH GREEN CHICKPEAS - Herbs-Treat and Taste - Blogger

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