Are you a hummus lover!? I am a huge hummus lover and a picky hummus shopper. Occasionally, I will make raw hummus using raw garbanzo beans. However, going grain free and making a “No Bean” zucchini hummus has been my favorite hummus. I prefer this over real hummus! Bonus: Takes less than 10 minutes to make. 🙂
Garbanzo beans are high in protein and considered a legume. Legumes contain “Phytic Acid” and are hard to digest and not optimal for those that have IBS or digestive distress.
What is Phytic Acid?
Physic acid is a compound that humans can’t digest. Phytic acid binds to the minerals in the food and prevents us from absorbing them. The whole point is to absorb and assimilate our food for optimal nourishment.
Phytic acid can interfere with digestive enzymes and interfere with your gut causing bloating and digestive distress. Lectins can also be found in legumes contributing to leaky gut.
The best approach would be to soak your garbanzo beans and sprout them OR make this bean free hummus considered raw, vegan, gluten-free and Paleo. This is the perfect dip for those with IBS and trying to follow the FODMAP dietary theory. It is a win-win!
Most “white and processed” grains are packed with inflammatory proteins (gluten) and contain processed flour which makes your blood sugar level go for a roller coaster ride. Also, these grains are high glycemic and lead to sugar cravings and belly bloat. No fun!
NO BEAN HUMMUS – SERVES 4
2 cups summer squash, chopped (zucchini OR yellow squash)
¾ cup raw tahini
1 garlic clove
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
½ teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
BLEND THE INGREDIENTS: Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
Be kind to your gut as it affects your mood, energy and belly bloat. Let me know how you like this dip and please SHARE!