Protein-Packed Hummus Wraps
Hello there, Beautiful People!
Who's in the mood for a plant-based-protein-packed wrap? Say that five times fast.
Wraps are quick, easy, and can be super healthy. This recipe calls for homemade hummus which is actually easy and more cost-effective than store-bought hummus.
Give your digestive tract and arteries a break, and substitute an animal protein-based meal with the following recipe. It's packed with heart-healthy plant-based protein from the garbanzo beans. And, if you use a Sprouted Grain wrap such as, Ezekiel, you up the plant-protein, fiber and B-Vitamins even more!
This can certainly fit into any weight loss regimen as one of your main meals.
1 non-BPA-lined can of Garbanzo Beans
2 Garlic gloves finely chopped/mashed
2/3 cup of roasted Tahini
1/2 medium lemon (squeezed)
1/3 medium red onion
6-8 basil leaves, sliced
4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of iodized sea salt, to taste
1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon of ground Cumin, to taste (I add lots of this special spice)
Wrap: Choose a high-fiber, whole wheat wrap. If you can get your hands on a Sprouted Grain wrap, such as Ezikiel- even better!
Optional: Sprinkle of shredded Plant-Based Cheese (They are not all healthy - I recommend the brand, "Parmela Creamery")
Give garbanzo beans a quick wash with water in a strainer. In a food processor, blend: garbanzo beans, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, basil leaves, water, onion, olive oil and cumin. Process until nice and smooth.
Add salt and pepper, to taste. If you prefer a little kick, add a dash of Cayenne pepper. Then, process once more.
Put your wrap on a plate. Add 3-4 tablespoons of fresh hummus onto the wrap. Sprinkle with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers and Plant-Based Cheese.
Voila! Eat to your hearts' content.
Tip: If you are in a real time crunch, you can substitute the homemade hummus with a healthy, preservative free store-bought hummus. But, that's only if you're really time-restricted!
Until next time...