Hummus Recipe Made With Cauliflower (Keto Friendly!)
Written by: Lindsay Sibson
There are two types of people in this world.
1. Those whole gingerly dunk their chip into the dip.
2. Those who make it a mission to scoop up AS MUCH dip as possible.
It’s not that you’re trying to be a dip hog… it’s just DIP is darn delicious!
Now, depending on the type of DIP, being a delightful dipper can be a bit dangerous – because it’s easy to overindulge.
However, you are a health-wise Fitlifer that knows there is ALWAYS a healthy solution.
To all my fellow big dippers out there, this low carb hummus recipe is for YOU. It’s keto approved, so go ahead and dig right in!
What Is A Ketogenic Diet?
Plain and simple, the ketogenic diet is:
- Low carb and high fat diet
- Trains your body to get its energy from KETONES and not glucose
The reason its focus is on low carbs and high fat is because when you eat carbs, your body naturally converts them into glucose and insulin:
- Glucose is the easiest molecule for your body to convert into energy (it’s IMMEDIATE fuel)
- Insulin’s job is to carry the glucose through your bloodstream.
When your body doesn’t have carbs to burn – it uses FAT as fuel instead!
This cycle is known as ketosis, because the fats you eat get converted into ketones through your liver to become your body’s main source of energy.
Benefits Of Low Carb Cauliflower Hummus
- Rich in vitamins and minerals
- Source of vitamin C, vitamin K, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium and manganese
- Has anti-inflammatory properties
- Improves blood pressure and kidney function
- A good source of choline, a B vitamin known for its role in brain development
- Has dietary fiber, which supports proper digestive health
- Aids in detoxification
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- Contains oleocanthal, which helps reduce inflammation and prevents cancer
- Great source of polyphenols, powerful antioxidants
- Helps with calcium absorption and keeping your bones strong
- Contains a compound called allicin, which has potent medicinal properties
- Boosts the function of your immune system
- Highly nutritious with few calories
- Contains manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, fiber, selenium, calcium, copper, iron, phosphorus and vitamin B1
- Helps prevent and reduce common illnesses
- Rich in minerals (phosphorus, lecithin, potassium, iron and magnesium)
- Good source of methionine
- Excellent source of calcium
- High in vitamins E and B
- Acts as a blood purifier and cleansing agent
- Protects against inflammation
- Has many nourishing elements like vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, niacin, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc and protein
Warning! Once you start dipping, it’s nearly impossible to STOP.
How To Make Cauliflower Hummus
- To prep: cook the cauliflower in boiling water with 3 garlic cloves and ½ teaspoon sea salt until softened. Drain and set aside.
- Put the cooked cauliflower mixture in a food processor and blend.
- Add the tahini paste, lemon juice and 2 raw garlic cloves, olive oil and ¾ teaspoon sea salt.
- Blend until smooth. Add more seasoning to reach desired taste.
- Scoop into a bowl to serve with your favorite chopped veggies (celery, carrots, radishes).
But, since it’s made with cauliflower and has minimal carbs – don’t hesitate to dig right in (again and again and again).
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Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.
Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).
Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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