Liver Lovin' Hummus (GF, DF, V)

A lot of people love the idea of being their own boss. To them that means freedom! Turns out, I can be a really mean boss! 

I've always been my own worst critic so when I'm my own boss I'm constantly under scrutiny. I'm always making work for myself and telling myself I haven't done enough. Luckily, part of my job is having fun in the kitchen developing delicious, easy, healthy recipes! 

I take this time to try and have fun and just let the inspiration flow!

Today, I knew I wanted hummus. Weird craving? I don't know. I love it. But I wanted to mix it up a little. I had roasted some beets to top off that Celery Root Puree from the other day, so naturally I thought I'd toss them in. I love the wild pink colour that makes. 

Knowing how fantastic beets are for liver function, I thought I would double down on the liver love and add some extra sulphurous compounds by throwing in some garlic.

Sulphur helps to up-regulate a specific detoxification pathway in the liver!

You see a lot of roasted garlic hummus, but I like to throw it in raw. The flavour doesn't come through in quite the same way, but it's there and the medicinal components remain fully intact! 

The result, a punched-up hummus full of anti-oxidants and liver lovin' nutrients to aid in detoxification and overall health. 

Getting a little extra liver detox can help to balance hormones and reduce stress. Maybe this recipe will get my boss to chill out and lay off a little, eh? Here's hoping! 

 

Ingredients

2 cups cooked chickpeas (or 1 BPA free can!)

1 cup roasted beets

Juice of 1 lemon

1/4 cup tahini

2 cloves raw garlic

Salt to taste

Cayenne pepper to taste (optional -- if you're feeling spicy!)

 

Directions

1) Toss all ingredients in high powered blender

2) Blend until desired consistency!

3) Dip in whatever the heck you want or eat it with a spoon! It's that good! 

 

Be kind to yourself people! Eating something pink and delicious is a start.