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Lemon Spinach Hummus

This is the perfect, quick and easy recipe to take to your next sumer potluck; delicious, refreshing and nutritious!

This recipe is courtesy of Lia Bosch and Mary Sherriff
Aspire, Perspire, Nourish

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups cooked garbanzo beans (or one 19 oz can)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup tahini
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup fresh spinach
1 clove garlic (optional)

Instructions:

1. Process all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
2. Refrigerate until ready to use.
3. Serve with fresh veggies or whole grain crackers

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Vegan Cheese

A great vegan alternative made from almonds and Brazil nuts!

Making the decision to stick to a plant-based diet may eventually bring about the question “what about cheese?!” If you’re wondering how you’ll ever survive without cheese in all of its pungent, creamy, and gooey glory; fear not. With a demand for a healthier alternative and cruelty-free options, vegan cheese has hit the shelves of grocery stores in many cities. And thanks to nutritional yeast, with a wide variety of nuts and seeds and a dash of creativity, it’s become easier to let the dairy option fall by the wayside to make room for a healthier alternative.

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Hemp Desserts

Indulge in Superfood hemp seed desserts!

You don’t have to be a hippie to love hemp. Recently making it’s presence known as a superfood, hemp is one of the highest plant based protein sources and has made appearances in smoothies, power cookies, in salads, on top of yogurt, cereal and even mixed in with mashed potatoes.

With a nutty yet versatile flavor, hemp seeds also make great additions to desserts, providing protein, fiber and healthy fats. Because they contain these macronutrients, hemp seeds also help stabilize blood sugar levels and help to slow the release of sugars into the bloodstream, avoiding energy spikes and crashes.

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