Monday, October 23, 2006

Smoothies and Hummus!

Triple Berry Smoothie


  • 1 kiwi, sliced
  • 1 banana, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 (8 ounce) container peach yogurt


  1. In a blender, blend the kiwi, banana, blueberries, strawberries, ice, orange juice, and yogurt until smooth.
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving

Calories: 134
  • Total Fat: 1.1g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg
  • Sodium: 42mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.5g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8g
  • Protein: 3.6g



  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 1/2 cups dried garbonzo beans
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed or to taste
  • 1 cup filtered or spring water
  • 1 pinch paprika


  1. Soak the beans for 24 hours. Drain, and let sit for 2 to 3 days, until the bean's sprouts are about 1/2 inch long. Rinse the beans once or twice a day.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Remove from heat, and let stand for 1 minute. Place the sprouted beans in the hot water, and let sit for 1 minute. Drain. If you do not do this step, the hummus will be awful.
  3. Place the sprouted beans into the container of a large food processor. Add the tahini, sea salt, lemon juice, and garlic. Process until smooth, adding water if necessary. It will take 3 to 5 minutes to blend. Let sit in the food processor for 5 minutes to allow the beans to absorb as much of the water as possible. If too thick, add more water, and blend again. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. Spoon into a serving dish, and garnish with paprika.
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 67
  • Total Fat: 1.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 121mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.8g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.3g
  • Protein: 3.3g
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