As an athlete and a health enthusiast I have experimented with a variety of diets, supplements, and foods. After being a meat eater, a white-meat-only eater (is there a name for that? those that don’t eat red meat), vegan for 2 years, and now a pescetarian, I have definitely played around with my diet. But no matter what limitations I put on my nutrition intake, one thing I know for sure is that as an athlete I NEED PROTEIN. Even if you aren’t an athlete and just a modest exerciser you still need a good amount of protein, fiber and healthy fats. I have always loved hummus (I love to dip carrots and celery along with pita in it) so when I came across this edamame hummus recipe my mouth was watering. And now I am passing it along. ENJOY! Oh and I like to pair this with my Lemon or Citrus flavored Vitalyte.
HUNGER SATISFYING RECIPE: Edamame Hummus Beans are an awesome source of protein, but to change up this dish typically made with chickpeas (aka Garbanzo beans) try using the superpower of the bean world – soybeans. Soybeans are the only bean that contains complete proteins by themselves and edamame (green soybeans which are picked before full maturity) have a whopping 22 grams of protein in every cooked serving. Chickpeas have only around 14 grams per serving. This dish also has a great amount of fiber; so really it’s a win-win.
1 cup frozen shelled edamame 1 tsp chopped garlic 1 Tbsp tahini 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 3 Tbsp water 1/4 tsp salt 1 Tbsp olive oil
Boil frozen edamame 4 to 6 minutes; drain. Combine edamame in a food processor with garlic, tahini, lemon juice, water, and salt; blend well. Drizzle in olive oil. (If the texture is too thick, add another tablespoon of water). For a zesty kick, stir in 1/2 tsp sriracha, a Thai hot sauce found in your grocery store's condiment aisle.