As I have mentioned before, I love love love to meal prep! It’s just such an easy way for me to make sure I eat healthy and get in all of my necessary nutrients for the day…but mostly so that I won’t eat junk food and spend money!
This week, I meal prepped and had set aside a 1/5 of a packet of spinach, 1/5 of a cup of garbanzo beans, and 1 avocado for each day as part of my snacks for the day. However, I realized I had not gotten the chance to eat my garbanzo beans one day and the next day I didn’t know how I was going to fit it all into my day…so I got a little bit creative 🙂
I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE hummus…so I decided to make an avocado-spinach hummus…super super healthy right?! Not only that…it was also so so delicious!
You only need 5 ingredients: 1 avocado, 2/5 of a large can of garbanzo beans (use 1/2 the can if it is a smaller can), 1 fistfull of baby spinach (be generous), 2 tbsp olive oil, and a splash of water!
Rinse the garbanzo beans with water first!
In a blender, food processor, or nutri-whatever you have, first place the garbanzo beans at the bottom, and add the spinach in, and begin to blend it. It will definitely stop a few times because the garbanzo beans will not blend by themselves straight through. Add a splash of water, no more than 2-3 tbsp, stir with a spoon, and begin to blend again. Keep stopping to stir and blend again so that it will crush all of the garbanzo beans up. Once the consistency begins to smooth over, add in 1 whole avocado and olive oil. Blend and stir until the hummus is smooth in consistency. You can add salt for a bit more flavor, but I prefer not to!
Spread over a bagel thin, wheat toast, or just eat with crackers for a healthy yummy snack!! Super easy to make in the mornings before going to work (I take it as a snack I can eat at my desk)…Enjoy! 🙂
2/5 can of garbanzo beans
1 Fistful of spinach
2 tbsp olive oil
Splash of water
- Rinse beans
- Place beans and spinach in a blender or food processor, begin to blend and crush up garbanzo beans
- Add a splash of water to help with blending the beans and spinach
- Stir in between to help it blend all the way through to a smooth consistency
- Add in 1 whole avocado and the olive oil
- Blend again until smooth consistency
- Place in the fridge to cool for a bit, and enjoy with crackers, a bagel, toast, or anything of your choice!
Hope you love it!