Healthy Chocolate Hummus
Sweetly Healthy Hummus
Creamy, rich, and chocolatey, just-sweet-enough Healthy Chocolate Hummus makes an excitingly different dip for fresh fruit.
Chickpeas, the main ingredient in Healthy Chocolate Hummus, is a very healthy food. Chickpeas have been shown to improve blood sugar control, cholesterol, and digestion. They’re rich in fiber and protein that helps you to feel full, and have balanced energy.
Sweetening with Dates allows you to get away from refined sugars. Dates also have a low glyxemic level which allows your body to intake the sugars slowy and avoiding sugar spikes.
Not only was was it delicious, our healthy chocolate hummus was chock full of super nutritious ingredients like chickpeas (or other beans), nut butter, and antioxidant-rich cocoa powder.
2 cup – chickpeas — 1 can (garbanzo beans) I prefer using Pinto, Black Bean or Great Northern it makes an easier consistency
4 tablespoon – cocoa powder, unsweetened
2 tablespoon – peanut butter, all-natural (other nut butters or Tahini can be substituted)
5 Dates soaked and softened
1 teaspoon – vanilla extract
- Add all ingredients into the cup of a large food processor, and puree until smooth.
- Serve with fresh fruit, crackers, or pita chips.
- *Note: Use 3 tablespoons of cocoa for a lighter, “milk” chocolate hummus, and 4 tablespoons for “dark” chocolate hummus.
I have also used a Banana instead of Peanut Butter.