I am SUPER excited about my snack today =D I made carrot hummus and it only took 5 minutes!!! So simple, so delicious! Do you remember that can of garbanzo beans I bought for the chili on Sunday, but never used since the chili was too crowded? I didn’t either!!! But I saw it in the cupboard today, and I convinced myself I could easily make some hummus! I was wondering how I would make it special, and upon discovering carrots in our veggie drawer, I knew they would make a perfect secret ingredient!
Note: I only used 2 and 1/2 of those carrots. Also, I only used one of the cloves of garlic pictured.
Into the food processor it went!
2.5 Carrots + 1 can Garbanzo Beans + 1 Garlic Clove + some Olive Oil =
Yummy yummy yummy! Easy easy easy! Plus, making your own hummus costs about $2–half as much as buying a container of it straight from the market. All you need is a food processor!!
Funny story: I am sort of lying when I say that this hummus took me 5 minutes to make. It sort of took me 20 minutes, because for 10 minutes my grandma and I were trying to work my mom’s fancy food processor. Then, we spent another 5 minutes trying to assemble hers! lol! But it was really very simple once we got it assembled properly. Plus, she was so excited about the entire hummus-making ordeal, she said I could keep her food processor! Thanks, Gram L! Then my roommate Melissa told me that she has one AND a mini one!!! I predict lots of food-processing in our kitchen’s future……I dream of homemade hummus, nut butter, soup……
I also had a ridiculously fun time on the elliptical today. I give full credit for that to my playlist!
- “Dance Anthem of the 80’s” Regina Spektor WARMUP!
- “Bass Down Low” Dev CLIMB!
- “Cameras” Matt & Kim RECOVERY!
- “Ants Marching” Dave Matthews Band INCREASE!
- “Mr. Brightside” The Killers SPEEDY!
- “Lost!” Coldplay CLIMB!
- “Dog Days are Over” Florence and the Machine SPRINTS!
- “Peacock” Katy Perry RECOVERY!
- “Crazy Beautiful Life” Ke$ha SPEEDY!
- “Keep Holding On” Glee Cast CLIMB!
- “Firework” Katy Perry SPRINTS!
- “King of Anything” Sara Bareillas COOL DOWN!
I was rocking. Out. It also felt soooo nice and smooth on my legs. Tomorrow, I’ll try running some more, but maybe just a mile. I may even do a really exciting cardio circuit or something!!! Stay tuned….