Green Pea Hummus

Green Pea Hummus is a simple to make dip that is bursting with nutrients. If you’re having a party or just a few people over then this is a great dish to make, especially served with some toasted pitta bread. It’s so quick to make that you can put it together fresh every time with absolutely minimal fuss. To create this recipe you will only need a handful of ingredients and most of you will already have a bag of frozen peas in the freezer ready to be used. So, what you will need is:

500g or 1lb 2oz frozen peas
2 tablespoons of tahini
Juice of 1-2 lemons
1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
2-3 garlic cloves, peeled
1 teaspoon of ground cumin
1/2 bunch fresh coriander
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
A pinch of cayenne pepper, to serve

Firstly take the 500 grams of frozen peas and boil them in a pan of water for approximately five minutes. Once they have boiled you should drain them and give them a quick rinse under some cold water. You can then place all of them in your vitamix or food processor whilst also adding the tahini, the juice of the lemons, a tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil, the peeled garlic cloves and the cumin and coriander.

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Once you’ve blended everything together you may find that you have to add two or three tablespoons of cold water to thin it out slightly, however this isn’t always the case so if it already looks great, then leave it! Now you can mix in some sea salt and black pepper to taste and serve in a bowl. The final touch to this tasty dish is to sprinkle cayenne pepper over the top and it’s then ready to be eaten! The colour and appearance of this dip is much more appealing then a normal hummus dip and is sure to get any guests asking for the recipe.

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Green peas are amongst the most nutritious vegetables and are full of a huge variety of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals. They are also low in calories and contain absolutely no cholesterol. Peas are an especially great source of vitamin C which is essential for helping your body fight infections and illness. Vitamin K is also found in abundance in green peas which is necessary for maintaining healthy bones and ensuring your blood clots as it should.

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12 Days of (before & after) Christmas Green Smoothie Challenge!

Delicious green smoothie
Delicious green smoothie

Approximately 85% of all people who lose weight during ‘dieting’ – not only gain it all back but they gain more! What’s more….experts say that they 5-7 pounds people gain over the holidays is not the problem, it’s that they never take them off again once the new year comes!

12 Days of (before & after) Christmas Green Smoothie Challenge – How to keep the extra weight off!

Hi guys,

Well, IT’s nearly here…. that’s right, Christmas and THE Holiday Season is literally right around the corner!  With the endless holiday dinners, offices parties and parties in general – the weight gain and lethargy slowly start to creep in.  Ugh.  Medical journals say it’s not the fact that people gain 5-7 pounds over the holidays that’s the problem, it’s that they never take the weight back off again once the New Year comes!

But what if this year could be different?  What if you could make this your healthiest holiday season EVER?

Starting on the 13th of December and ending the 5th of January – for the 12 days( before & after Christmas), I am kicking off a 24-Day “Green Smoothie Challenge” that takes you up to Christmas (while all the parties are going on) and after Christmas (when we usually seem to over indulge even more!)  AND, you can still eat some of your favourite Chistimas puddings!  It’s been proven that when you start your day off with a healthy meal, you’re more likely to eat well throughout the rest of the day.  So, if you start the day off with a green smoothie, you’ll be much less likely to overindulge, pig out, and get totally stuffed when the office parties and holiday dinners start happening.

Julie Montagu’s 12 Days of (before & after) Christmas

While everyone else is having seconds and thirds of the mashed potatoes, sausage stuffing and gravy, you’ll be dropping the weight and feeling great!

During the 12 Days leading up to Christmas and after Christmas, I will send you a bit of healthy inspiration, recipes, yoga poses, and healthy eating and living tips!

Julie Montagu’s 12 Days of (before & after) Christmas

But we’ll kick it off with an awesome teleseminar on the 13th of December – that will explain why green smoothies work, how they work , and all the good stuff in them!

Eating your kale, spinach, swiss chard and romaine lettuce – to name a few- on a regular basis can provide anti-aging benefits, prevention of disease – especially cancers – and help with weight loss.  And it’s so easy to get these greens if you just use a bit of creativity and hide them in a delicious smoothie, so come and join in!

You’ll have lovely rosy cheeks this holiday season, not from your warm fire, but because you’re looking and feeling healthy and energised!

Registrations will be closing in just a few days! And I’ve kept this 12 Days of Christmas Green Smoothie program VERY affordable especially since the holidays are already a time of serious spending.   And if you’re already a Green Smoothie Addict and see and feel the benefits already, why not give this as a Holiday GIFT to someone you love!

For just a pound a day you can make this Holiday Season your best one yet! Investing a pound a day in your health and energy, developing some healthy eating habits will set yourself up for the New Year and a New You!

Julie Montagu’s 12 Days of (before & after) Christmas

Prove to yourself that this year will be different and choose to make your health the most important thing this holiday season.  Choose your health over the most chocolate-coated, sugar laden season of the year….. and I bet you’ll be able to do it all year long!

Here’s to a Healthy Holiday Season!

Julie x