Roasted Pumpkin Seed Hummus For A Healthy Lifestyle Diet

Roasted Pumpkin Seed Hummus For A Healthy Lifestyle Diet

By Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Homemade roasted pumpkin seeds beautifully accent this hummus.  If you know how to make hummus this is a real easy recipe (hummus & pureed roasted pumpkin seeds). This is one recipe you will want to try! Always use organic ingredients when possible.

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups raw pepitas
4 gloves garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon smoked paprika, divided
1 teaspoon chili powder, divided
1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (or 1 can, drained and rinsed)
1/2 cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 lemon, juiced
pita bread for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease baking sheet or line with aluminum foil.
  2. Right on the pan add the pumpkin seeds (pepitas), 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, salt and pepper. Toss well with you hands. Add the garlic cloves to one side of the pan (leave them in their skin). Roast for about 15-25 minutes or until seeds are cooked and begin to lightly brown. Remove the pan every 10 minutes to stir the seeds and check for doneness. Remove from the oven, let cool 5 minutes and then peel the skin away from the garlic. If the garlic is not tender and fragrant when the seeds are done roasting, wrap them in foil and continue to roast until soft and roasted.
  3. Add the pumpkin seeds to a food processor and process until a smooth paste forms, scrap down the sides as needed. This took about 5 minutes. Once the pumpkin seeds form a paste, add the beans and garlic. Pulse and blend until combined and the beans begin to puree, about 2-3 minutes. With the processor still going, stream in olive oil, blending continuously for a few minutes (and scraping down the sides if needed) until as smooth as desired. Add the remaining, 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder and smoked paprika. Blend until combined add some pink salt and taste, adding more if desired. Add hummus to a bowl and drizzle with extra olive oil. Start dippin!

Recipe Adapted from The Half Baked Harvest.

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange: Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

3 Great Romaine Lettuce Summer Wrap Recipes

By: Dawn Lange, Co Founder of Breast Cancer Yoga.

Each week we share delicious, and sometimes simple recipes of select foods that are good in the prevention of breast cancer. Summer wraps are popular, healthy and easy to make. We chose Romaine Lettuce wraps because the dark green leaves provide more beta carotene and vitamin C than paler leaves, and provide bioflavonoids for protection against cancer specifically prostrate and uterus cancer. Bioflavonoids may block the onset of new tumors, inhibit growth and spread of existing tumors, and thought to protect eyesight.

3 Great Vegan Summer Wrape Recipes For Breast Cancer Prevention

Black Bean Romaine Wrap
Serves 1

1 Black Bean Burger patty
2 Romaine lettuce leaves
1 small tomato
1/4 avocado
pinch of pink Himalayan salt (optional)

Cook the Black Bean Burger patties per instructions. Wash and dry lettuce. Cut the tomato into slices. Remove 1/4 of the Avocado “meat” from skin. Place half of the Black Bean Burger patty and half of each ingredient into the lettuce leaves, creating two wraps. Sprinkle with just a pinch of salt to taste. Wrap the leaves into tight rolls and then slice in half. Enjoy right away or refrigerate and take to the beach for a light lunch!

Vegan Romaine Lettice Wrap Recipes From Breast Cancer Authority Blog

Quinoa Burger Romaine Wrap
Serves 1

1 Quinoa Burger patty
2 Romaine lettuce leaves
1 small tomato
1/4 avocado
pinch of pink Himalayan salt (optional)

Cook the Quinoa Burger patties per instructions. Wash and dry lettuce. Cut the tomato into slices. Remove 1/4 of the Avocado “meat” from skin. Place half of the Quinoa Burger patty and half of each ingredient into the lettuce leaves, creating two wraps. Sprinkle with just a pinch of salt to taste. Wrap the leaves into tight rolls and then slice in half. Enjoy right away or refrigerate for later.

Summer Vegan Wrap Recipes For Breast Cancer Prevention

Hummus (Pizza, Sour Cream & Onion, or Buffalo Style) Romaine Wrap
Serves 1

1/2 cup Hummus
2 Romaine lettuce leaves
1 small tomato
1/4 avocado
pinch of pink Himalayan salt (optional)

Prepare hummus  per directions. Wash and dry lettuce. Cut the tomato into slices. Remove 1/4 of the Avocado “meat” from skin. Place quarter of a cup hummus  and half of each ingredient into the lettuce leaves, creating two wraps. Sprinkle with just a pinch of salt to taste. Wrap the leaves into tight rolls and then slice in half. Enjoy right away or refrigerate for later.


 

Dawn Breast Cancer

About Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Hummus (Pizza, Sour Cream & Onion, Buffalo Style) Vegan Recipes For Breast Cancer

Hummus Recipe For Breast CancerBy Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Each week we share delicious, and sometimes simple recipes of select foods that are good in the prevention of breast cancer. This is a popular dish that originated in the Middle East. Hummus is one of these simple and tasty dip or spreads made from cooked, mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. It is is usually eaten with pita or any other flat bread. Sesame seeds can also be added to the spread’s ingredients.

Chickpeas, the key ingredient popularly known as garbanzo beans, are high-protein legumes and they do not contain any cholesterol or saturated fats. They also are known to be effective in preventing build up of cholesterol in the blood vessels.  Tahini is also high in protein and is a great source of calcium. Olive oil is a healthy fat. Garlic and lemon juice, meanwhile, are filled with antioxidants that reduce oxidative stress in the body. They also work to improve immune functions and fight of bacteria and viruses. In general I can say Hummus as a whole contains plenty of Omega 3 fatty acids, which are great for improving intelligence and maintaining a healthy heart. On top of it all, this dish also has iron, vitamin B6, manganese, copper, folic acid, and amino acids. Tryptophan, phenylalanine, and tyrosine are the amino acids found in hummus that can promote good quality sleep and uplift one’s mood.

Pizza Hummus

1 can organic chick peas, drained and rinses, 1/2 cup liquid reserve
1/4 cup tahini
1 tbl. extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 tsps. dried oregano
1 tsps.  dried basil or finely chopped fresh
Juice of a half of lemon
Pink Himalayan Salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a small pot and add the herbs and tomato paste. Fry this lightly for about 2 minutes until the tomato paste just starts to brown.
  2. Put this in a food processor. Add garlic chickpeas, chickpea liquid reserve, tahini, lemon juice and salt to taste.
  3. Blend until smooth and creamy . Add additional water if needed.

 

Vegan Sour Cream & Onion Hummus Dip

Ingredients
1 Can chickpeas drained and rinsed, 1/2 cup liquid reserve
2 tsps. minced garlic
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
11/2 tsps dried minced onion
11/2 tsps onion powder
11/2 tsps granulated garlic
Alkaline water as needed
Pink Himalayan salt to taste (optional)

Directions:

  1. Put the chickpeas, chickpea liquid, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, dried onion, onion powder, granulated garlic and 1 teaspoon salt in a food processor.
  2. Puree until smooth and creamy. Add water as necessary.

 

Buffalo (Hot Wing) Style Hummus

Ingredients
1 Can Organic Chick Peas drained and rinsed, 1/2 cup liquid reserve
1/4 cup tahini
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp buffalo hot wing sauce sauce (I Use Franks)
juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 1/2 tsps paprika
2 tsps mined garlic
Alkaline water as needed

Directions:

  1. Put the chickpeas, chick pea reserve liquid, tahini, wing sauce, vinegar and oil in food processor or blender.
  2. Puree until creamy; add water as necessary.
  3. Add garlic and paprika.  Pulse/blend.

 

 

Diana RossAbout Diana Ross:  E-RYT 500 restorative yoga teacher, survivor that cares and founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Diana is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

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