I made this last night and it was so delicious I had to share.
All natural ingredients, lots of nutrients, and some protein from the chickpeas too. Makes a delicious healthy snack or pudding option 🙂 Here’s the recipe:
Chocolate Hummus Ingredients
- 1 drained tin chickpeas
- 4 tbsp cacao
- 4 tbsp date syrup
- 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 100ml unsweetened almond milk (add more if needed)
Literally blitz it all together and it’s ready to enjoy. Healthy chocolate bliss! This creates a good 4-6 portions and you could do all sorts with it…use it as a spread, eat as it is, or top with fruit and chocolate chips like I did.
I LOVE recipes that are packed with a variety of nutrients to support our bodies and this is definitely one of those.
Here’s a little more info on the benefits of some of these awesome ingredients…
Chickpeas – high in protein and fibre, low in fat. A source of iron, zinc, folate, phosphorus and B vitamins. Also a good source of 3 nutrients that help to reduce common symptoms associated with PMS: magnesium, manganese, and vitamin B6.
Cacao powder – contains 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries and more calcium than cows milk. Also the highest plant-based source of iron.
Coconut oil – high in lauric acid, thought to boost good cholesterol levels in the body and help fight infection. Potential benefits to memory and brain health. Also, as it is a source of fat, it helps the body absorb fat-soluble vitamins – A, D, E and K.
Cinnamon (a word I can never spell correctly!) – contains large amounts of polyphenol antioxidants, which have anti-inflammatory effects and can help protect the body from disease.
So there you go, many reasons to make and enjoy a bit of healthy chocolatey indulgence! Let me know if you give it a go 🙂