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Beetroot Hummus, Where The Heart Is


Ah life, don't you ever think that it just flies by? I mean its already June, half the year has gone by, I still remember NYE. The reason why I talk about time is because I have been feeling a bit nostalgic recently been looking at photos from when I was 18 to now, and wow how I have aged. I know its the natural part of life but my God a lot can happen to you in 5 years. In the years to come I want to keep my youthful complexion and not look as if I am 10 years older from what I am. In hindsight I want to be like J-Lo and Beyonce, it seems they haven't aged in 20 years. What could their regime be to keep that youthful glow. Trying to find the solutions on the internet and I found answers which were no brainer : plenty of sleep, drink lots of water and lastly exercise. However I came across some articles (don't know if its true) on how beetroot can be beneficial for younger looking skin. Beetroot has multiple benefits for your body it has magnesium, iron, nitrates, bethaine and antioxidants. In this article 7 Ways In Which Beetroot Is Beneficial For Our Skin Health, it states 7 ways how eating or drinking the vegetable can really benefit your skin. In the near future I am definitely going to try some of these routines especially for acne and scars as I struggle with these on a daily basis. Luckily in the pantry we have some raw beetroots so might as well try this process and see if it works. Let the long process of younger looking skin commence!

Initially in the article it says to drink beetroot juice, however being that I just recently got accustomed to the taste of beetroot (as it has a very potent earthy taste to it) I thought let me try to eat it before drinking its juice. Luckily though now with these 'recipe' videos that are trending through social media from accounts such as Buzzfeed Tasty to Bon Appetit it has made it easier to read new recipes and literally get hungry instantaneously. Venturing through Instagram I came across a recipe from Tastemade of Beetroot Hummus. After watching the video it seemed like a easy process, so took the initiative and used my beetroot to good use. You can say in some way that I did have the beetroot in liquid form but it is just chunkier and with some delicious chickpeas.

This weeks music playlist is a bit of a calm, serene, soulful nature. Sometimes there are times where I just want to hear the songs that have instruments playing and a soft medley. In this playlist there is mixture of Sampha, Michael Kiwanuka, and Leon Bridges if your interested to take a listen click HERE.

Ingredients from Tastemade:

  • 1 cup chickpeas, cooked

  • 2 medium beets, boiled

  • 1 tablespoon tahini

  • Juice of 1/2 lime

  • 1 small garlic clove

  • Salt

  • 3 1/3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • Pita bread

  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds

  • Black pepper

  • Thyme leaves

Method from Tastemade:

  1. In a food processor, grind the chickpeas, beets, tahini, lime juice, garlic, salt and 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a paste. Set aside.

  2. Cut the bread into triangles, sprinkle with olive oil, season with salt and thyme, and bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees F for approximately 20 minutes, or until toasted.

  3. Transfer hummus to a bowl, sprinkle with olive oil and garnish with sesame seeds, pepper and thyme leaves.

  4. Serve with pita bread.

NOTE:

- Recipe from https://www.tastemade.com/videos/beet-hummus

- Even though the recipe said to pair the hummus with pita bread, I would say any bread would go with it, I had it with sourdough bread. Although I do think that having pita bread would have been better.

- If you are cooking beetroot make sure you wear gloves/apron when your cutting it, otherwise the colour of the vegetable will stick to your hands and clothes..... I learn't the hard way.

Do you know of any other natural product that is good for the skin? What process do you do to keep a healthy, young, glow? Tell me all your secrets in the comments box below!!

Thanks for reading, have a fab week!

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