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Roasted Beet Hummus

Absurdly colorful, and although it may not be sneaky, this hummus recipe is the perfect way to fit in the beet root’s natural anti-inflammatory properties into any diet. Ideal for wrap sandwiches or a veggie dip.


  • 2 medium or 1 large beet
  • 1 (16 oz.) can chickpeas, unsalted
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 T Tahini
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

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1. Rub beets with a small amount of olive oil, wrap in foil, and roast at 375°F until very soft.

2. When cooled, slice beet and add to a food processor and blend to desired texture.

3.Add the remaining ingredients and blend to desired texture.

4.Serve drizzled with remaining olive oil.
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Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes

Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes

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White Bean Zucchini Burger

White Bean & Zucchini Burger

Veggie and bean burgers are in every grocery store freezer section, but they often have unnecessary preservatives and additives. Make your own meatless burger with a Blue Zones serving size of beans in every bite. Makes 6 small burgers Prep and cook time: 1 hour   White Bean and Zucchini Burger Recipe from Easy. Whole. Vegan.: 100 Flavor-Packed, No-Stress Recipes for Busy Families © Melissa King, 2016. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment. Available wherever books are sold.

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