Adding LIFE to your years and years to your life!
NFL players have certainly been known to make a variety of alternative lifestyle choices in order to stay healthy, from dancing ballet (Lynn Swann) to following a vegan diet (Arian Foster). And just because most of the food commercials you see during the Super Bowl are for less-than-healthy munchies like potato chips, soda, and pizza, who’s to say that your viewing party fare must be over-processed and full of empty calories? Beat the stereotypes!
Rather than preparing a creamy dip for your Super Bowl Party guests, try a healthier alternative: hummus.
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Hummus (Recipe from The Raw Transformation by Wendy Rudell)
This Middle Eastern spread, made from sesame seeds (tahini), is delicious on crackers, breads, or used as part of the filling for Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms. Sesame seeds are one of the better food sources of calcium.
2 cups sprouted chick peas
1/2 cup raw sesame tahini
2–3 lemons, juiced, or 1/3 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
2 Tbs olive oil
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
1/2 tsp cumin
2–3 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp minced jalapeño
Nama Shoyu or Celtic sea salt to taste
Blend all ingredients in the Vita-Mix [blender] until smooth. Add a tiny bit of water if too thick or a little more olive oil. Makes 2 1/2 cups.