Paleo-Friendly Beet Hummus Recipe

It’s no secret that I love beets. They are packed with nutrients and have a rich, earthy flavor that is so satisfying. There are so many ways to enjoy beets, from raw and sliced to roasted whole, but one of my family’s favorite ways to have them is beet hummus. When roasted, beets become subtly sweet and tender, making them an excellent paleo-friendly substitution for garbanzo beans in hummus recipes. 

I usually make my own fresh beet hummus at home using the recipe below, but when I’m short on time (I know all you mommies out there feel me on this one), I’ll just snag the Trader Joe’s brand beet hummus and mix in some superfoods like I did right before this shoot.

 

Gather This:

 

Do This: 

Preheat oven to 400°F. Wrap each beet in aluminum foil and roast in heated oven for about 1 hour or until tender when pierced with a fork. Remove beets from oven and allow to cool before peeling and cutting into cubes. 

Add the peeled, cubed beets to a food processor along with all of the other ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.

Transfer the beet hummus to a serving dish, drizzle with olive oil, and IN JOY!

 

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Gather This:

4 oz almond milk 

1-2 tbsp Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend 

3 chunks of coconut meat

3-4 dried figs or dates

1 tbsp Coconut Magic Coconut Butter 

½  avocado

1 tbsp powdered organic peanut butter 

1-2 tbsp coconut flakes

1 tsp ashwagandha 

½ tsp Chaga (we used Moon Juice

½ tsp pearl powder

½ tsp Himalayan pink sea salt 

1 tbsp any flavor of manuka honey (I used Green Bee!)  

1-2 drops vanilla or hazelnut extract/original stevia  


Do This:

Blend + top with fresh fruit, strawberries, goji berries, granola, and coconut flakes! 

 

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Healthy, Homemade Potato and Beet Chips

Who says snacking can’t be fun + healthy?! As a mama, I’m constantly on the look for fun + creative ways to involve my kiddos in the kitchen and making our own veggie chips is the perfect afternoon activity! As an added bonus, making homemade chips always you the flexibility to add your own seasonings like the Green Dream Savory Blend we used for added nutrients and avoids processed ingredients. 


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Gather This:

4 medium beets

2 sweet potato

2 potatoes

1-2 tbsp avocado oil

1 tbsp Green Dream Savory Blend


Do This:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice beets and sweet potatoes into thin layers, about 1/8 of an inch (use a mandolin if possible). Spray all your slices with avocado oil or throw into a bowl and toss in oil. Evenly spread slices on a baking sheet (be sure they are not stacked on top of one another) and season with Green Dream Savory Blend. Bake for 30-40 minutes, flipping the chips halfway through. Remove when beets lighten in color. They will crisp up when cool. You can store these in an airtight container for up to a week! 

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Gather This:

1 can organic pumpkin puree

5 large organic free-range eggs (or chia eggs)

1 tbsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend

1 large handful of spinach

½ cup almond milk

½ cup coconut flour

¾ cup tapioca flour

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp baking powder

2 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp pink sea salt

1 tsp Fall Vibes Pumpkin Pie Superfood Blend

1 tbsp raw honey or sweetener of choice 

Do This:

Mix all ingredients into a high-speed blender. Add mixture to a pre-heated waffle iron + cook until crispy on the outside (cooking time will vary depending on your iron). Top with your favorite toppings of choice! We used strawberries, bee pollen, pomegranate and walnuts but it would taste amazing with maple syrup or anything else you’d like! 

 

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Gather This:

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1 tbsp Fall Vibes Pumpkin Pie Superfood Blend

1 tbsp Ground Up Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Almond Butter

1 tbsp Coconut Magic Coconut Butter


Do This:

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Gather This:

1 zucchini (spiralized)

¼ cup olive oil

¾ cup cashews

½ cup pine nuts

1 cup basil 

2 tbsp water

1 tbsp nutritional yeast

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp Green Dream Superfood Blend 

1 clove garlic


Do This:

Spiralize your zucchini or buy spiralized zucchini and set aside. 

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Gather This:

1 bulb of fresh fennel

1 head of organic kale

3 large red beets 

⅓ cup walnuts

1 zucchini 

1 tsp Green Dream Savory Blend

1-2 tbsp EVOO


Do This:

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