se and Work in the Heat
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Around this time of year we always have discussions about homemade gatorade to replenish your electrolytes and potassium when working/playing in the heat. Hummus is the perfect electrolyte restorer without the additives and sugar of Gatorade-type products. Millions of middle easterners through the millenia weren't wrong. Hummus contains dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals such as folate, calcium, magnesium and potassium.
I make my own healthy hummus with beans (usually white beans but chickpeas are popular), garlic, lemon juice and salt. I flavor it different ways but that is the basis. I don't use oil because oil is processed and adds to plaque in veins. Also, it adds unnecessary calories. But you can add olive oil if you like.
Many people use tahini in this recipe, but I don't as I try to have less calories with the best benefit. But if you like tahini, it is chock full of sesame seeds is loaded with copper, zinc, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorous.
Most of the ingredients in hummus like garlic, chickpeas have anti-inflammatory properties, as well.
I use hummus as the basis for different salad dressings and sandwich spreads. One of my favorite ways to make hummus is to add dill pickles and dill. For kale and roasted potato salad, I take some of the dill flavored hummus, add a little water and a squirt of mustard.
In other words, hummus is perfect for restoring electrolytes, adding nutrients to your diet and is versatile and can be used very many ways in your cooking.