Guess what day it is…
Yes, it is hump day… But more importantly it is April 25th…
Any Miss Congeniality fans out there?!!
According to Miss Rhode Island, the perfect date is on “April 25th because it’s not too hot, not too cold. All you need is a light jacket.”
And guess what?? I agree with Miss Rhode Island.
Last week it was hailing, snowing, doing “all the above” BUT today, it is sunny and 57 degrees. I may or may not have broken a sweat when walking to class. Partially because I was running late – per usual – and partially because I wasn’t expecting it to be so warm…!!
Again, perfect date weather.
And who is my hot date, you may ask??
HINT: My hot date is #thicc and chocolatey…
My hot date is dessert hummus.
I’ve seen different dessert hummus pop up in a variety of stores and DAYUM, they are SO. GOOD. The dessert hummus flavors range from chocolate mint to snickerdoodle to my personal fave – BROWNIE.
It kinda sounds like a paradox – dessert and hummus… Most people tag hummus as savory, salty, and garlic-ey, BUT I don’t discriminate my hummus and neither should you.
If you are still picturing a garlic Sabra hummus, try to open your mind to something else… think of the chickpeas as the base for texture, and the other additions for flavor.
Chickpeas are a prime time base because they are SO healthy, fiber-licious, and are a fabulous source of protein.
1 cup of chickpeas has 13 – YES THIRTEEN – grams of fiber and about 12 grams of protein.
If you need a point of reference, the recommended dietary intake from the American Heart Association is 25-30 grams of fiber per day. So you essentially get about half of the daily recommended amount of fiber from just 1 cup of chickpeas.
Fiber pairs nicely with sugar – from a digestive standpoint – because fiber slows down the digestive process by delaying the emptying of your stomach. This will make you feel fuller and and help stabilize blood sugar levels.
… HMM …
Does this make fiber and sugar the new hot couple??
This recipe will have to tell the tale…!
If you are like Gracie Hart ( Sandra Bullock ) from Miss Congeniality and have a sweet tooth…
… this recipe is for you. Luckily for you, you won’t have Vic breathing over your shoulder regarding your sweet tooth. Vic ( AKA – the “donut Nazi” ) would approve of this recipe because of the clean ingredients. No need to stuff your bra with hummus!
HERE ARE THE DIRTY DEETS ON MY HAWT DATE… 😉
1 can garbanzo
1 T vanilla extract
1/4 cup cashew butter
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup rolled oats
2 T cacao powder
1 T flax meal
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1 T coconut oil
pinch of salt
Gather all ingredients. In the bowl of a food processor, combine all ingredients and process for 1 minute. Scrape the sides of the bowl then process for 30 more seconds. Continue to blend and scrape the sides of the bowl every 30 seconds until the mixture is smooth and “THICC” 😉
You could say, it was love at first – er – dip.
HMM, I need to stop talking about food like it’s my boyf.
Now if you will excuse me, I have some spooning to do 😉