Cannellini Hummus: A Spring Detox Staple

We are just finishing up our 21 Day Spring Clean Challenge, and I thought you, along with some of my fellow “Cleansers,” might like a simple way to stay the course. This hummus is so easy and quick to prepare, yet makes a nourishing, hearty meal, even while detoxifying. In fact, it was my family’s lunch today served up with arugula, radicchio, zucchini and sun-dried tomatoes for dipping, along with gluten-free “superseed” crackers and olives. They loved it, never knowing they  were eating “Cleanse” foods. I hope you like it, too.

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Cannellini Hummus

1.5 cups organic cannellini beans, cooked
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1 T vegan mayonnaise (make your own)
1 t dijon mustard
1 t tahini
3 hearty shakes of aleppo pepper
pink salt to taste
1 t lemon juice, optional 

Put everything in your electric blender and mix well. Taste and adjust seasonings. Add a spoonful of fresh lemon juice if you think it needs more salt. Serve with fresh vegetables.

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Why change it up and make Hummus with Cannellini? What’s wrong with good old-fashioned Garbanzo?

It’s true, garbanzo beans do make delicious hummus. But, they can be difficult to digest. In many cases (think Vata)  they cause gas, bloating, abdominal discomfort, even constipation. Any Cleanse, to be successful, should strengthen, and not confuse digestion. Mung beans, cooked in Kichari, are the ideal bean for that. In our 21 Day Cleanse, Kichari is a central component. Now that we are almost complete, though, this hummus is a nice variation on the theme.

If you want a simple cleanse you can do anytime, try making up some kichari with lightly steamed vegetables and feast on that for a day, or two, or three… You’ll find many recipes for kichari around my blog ~ here, and at the bottom of the “Basics” page here, for example.

I wish you extraordinary health and wellness so that you are able, in the most vibrant way possible, to taste all the joy, intelligence and love Mother Nature has to offer you.

Thank you for visiting this site, and for being so dedicated to life, light and love! Jai Ma!

What about you? Are you welcoming Spring with a bit of a clean-up, clean-out? What is your favorite way to invite in Spring, and enjoy the season’s energy of renewal?






9 thoughts on “Cannellini Hummus: A Spring Detox Staple

  1. It looks delicious. I’m working in my own fashion on better cleansing. It’s working better so far. I make your little almond milk and teaspoons of flaxseed and psyllium and triphala and spices, and am making chia seed pudding/tapioca regularly and more dried fruit.

    I’ll give this a try. Hugs, Momma

  2. Looking forward to that first bite! Just realized that the recipe was right on the photo! I was loving the photo and the gorgeous colors so much – I didn’t see it at first. And i love the font – which one is it? Thanks as always for your mouthwatering recipes – soaking my beans for lunch tomorrow. P.s. your Moms note is adorable 😉

    1. yes, my Mum is adorable. Amazing good fortune to have her! And we are so grateful for you now in our life, almost family in our love of all things Vedic. Font is “Kristi” – the only one that was original and fit, while still being legible. Thank you, Robyn. Let me know if you like it.

    1. Let me know what you think, Britt. The Cannellinis are so smooth, it didn’t even need Olive Oil, although it is always an option. Thanks for all your inspiration on your blog, too.

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