Paleo Supergreens Hummus

Before I went Paleo I could literally eat my weight in hummus. It was my absolute favorite thing to dip chips and veggies in. I remember my father in law used to serve it quite often topped with pine nuts, a glug of extra virgin olive oil and a generous sprinkling of jerk seasoning. The first time I had it made this way, my knees went weak and I fell hard! The following few years my hubs and I would buy the big tubs of it at Costco and doctor it up this way! When we cut it out I really missed it. But I’ve found a way to make something that tastes similar with a slight twist that’s just as delicious, minus the beans plus a little superfood boost!

I used steamed Cauliflower as my base and added loads of roasted garlic to it. If you’ve never made roasted garlic, you’re definitely missing out! it’s so simple and tastes amazing alone and in so many recipes! Traditional hummus recipes use tahini which is just a paste of sesame seeds along with lemon juice and garlic, so I felt I could achieve a similar taste here. There are many variations, some even add spinach to the recipe, so I thought it would be fun to boost the nutrient content by adding some of my favorite super greens blend!

Now before you question my decision to add in PaleoValley Supergreens, hear me out first. I only added a few teaspoons and it added a wonderful natural sweetness to the dip. It’s pretty much a hidden ingredient which no one will even notice, pinky promise. It adds a bit of sweetness to the mix and creates the most beautiful festive green color. Perfect to serve at any holiday party! I love the fact that my friends and family will be secretly eating sea kelp, broccoli, turmeric and reishi mushroom.

I am falling in love with all of PaleoValley’s products! I adore their beef sticks, full of good for you probiotics, and now I’m adding the super greens to everything I can! I mix it in my smoothies, soups and baked goods! If you’re interested in trying out Paleovalley Supergreens, or any of their other incredible products, just use the code “paparazzi at checkout from now until Dec 31, 2017, and get 30% OFF site wide on the Paleovalley website!

Paleo Supergreens Hummus

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower, steamed (aprox. 4 cups)
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil, plus a little more for roasting
  • 2.5 tbs tahini
  • 2 tsp Paleovalley Supergreens
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Slice off just the very top of garlic head. Place into foil and add just enough olive oil until it fills up completely, slightly spilling over the sides.
  2. Wrap the garlic head with foil and place on a baking sheet. Roast for 30-35 mins. or until it becomes fragrant and tender. Remove from oven and set aside to cool while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Rinse cauliflower and break into smaller pieces. Place in a steamer and steam until tender, Aprox 10-15 mins.
  4. Add steamed cauliflower to a high speed blender along with 10 cloves of garlic (retrieve by gently squeezing them out of their skin), lemon juice, olive oil, tahini, Paleovalley Supergreens, cumin and salt & pepper. Blend until combined and creamy.
  5. Add to a bowl and top with desired toppings. I used roasted pine nuts, TJ's onion salt and smoked paprika for some festive color.
  6. Use you favorite veggies or grain free crackers to dip to you hearts content!
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Paleovalley. Thank you for supporting the companies that make Paleo Paparazzi possible! I only work with companies I’m passionate about & align with the mission of Paleo Paparazzi. As always, all thoughts are 100% my own.

Paleo Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

I figured since it’s December it’s finally acceptable to start posting all the cozy winter drinks, even if it’s still not that cold in California compared to the rest of the country. I mean it was 40 degrees when I woke up this morning and I kinda felt like I was going to die, ha ha! Well not really but I have become wayyyy too acclimated to California weather after living in basically the North Pole (Idaho) in college.

I remember the very first time I busted my arse slipping on ice while walking to class and having my nose hairs freeze to icicles only to instantly defrost once I walked into my classes, yikes! Oooh the fond memories of living in the arctic lol! I was a California girl through and through though, no matter how long I lived there I still was the crazy girl wearing flip flops in the snow. One thing that got me through the brutal winters there was hot chocolate, lotttts and lotttts of it!!

I wish I had this peppermint white hot chocolate recipe when I was there, I think it would have been the perfect drink on those blustery days! It has such a creamy, buttery flavor with a wonderful pop of peppermint that just makes it outta this world yummy! You can find the RECIPE HERE! You could also add my homemade marshmallows to make this hot chocolate epic!

I had so much fun creating this recipe with my friends over at Vitacost, they always make my shopping experience amazing! So many great paleo options to shop on their site with deals every day and SUPER fast shipping, like Amazon Prime fast you guyssss! I hope you make a mug of this belly warming drink to help you celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Vitacost. Thank you for supporting the companies that make Paleo Paparazzi possible! I only work with companies I’m passionate about & align with the mission of Paleo Paparazzi. As always, all thoughts are 100% my own.