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One thing this NYC winter could really use is some HEAT – so we’re spicing things up with some garlic for this #FOODCRUSHFRIDAY.

Garlic is a good source of manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, copper, selenium, phosphorous, thiamin, and calcium. But what really make it special are the sulfur-containing compounds you’ll find among the cloves. These compounds provide garlic with its’ signature sharpness AND many of its health promoting powers, which include anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action; antibacterial and antiviral properties; cholesterol, triglyceride, and blood pressure lowering effects; and cancer prevention. 

Since we have a borderline obsession with blending round these parts, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that our little food crush found its’ way into a blender – where it added the perfect amount of zing to a super simple homemade hummus.

White Bean & Garlic Hummus

 

  • 1 15 oz. can of cannellini beans, drained
  • 2-3 large cloves of garlic – depending on how much spice you like!
  • Fat drizzle of olive oil
  • Sprinkle of Himalayan salt and black pepper (to taste)

Blend. Dip. Done :)

Written by Team LuliTonix — March 06, 2015

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