SWEET POTATO HUMMUS
SUITABLE FROM 7 MONTHS
6-8 SNACK SERVINGS / PREPARE 10 MINS
1 can Cooked Chickpeas
2tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil
2 tbsp Lemon juice
1 clove Garlic, crushed
1 Medium, peeled sweet potato
½ tsp Paprika
½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
½ tsp Ground cummin
Put the sweet potatoes in the Béaba Babycook steamer basket.
Pour water into the tank (level 3).
Start the cooking process.
When the sweet potatoes are cooked, put them in the blending bowl with the rest of the ingredients.
Blend until the consistency is smooth.
Omit salt or use very sparingly if you are feeding babies and young children.
Leftovers are great as sandwich fillers or snacks with fresh carrot sticks or pitta bread.
The plant protein in beans (chickpeas) has been found by research to reduce the growth of certain cancers and reduce levels of cholesterol as compounds known as sterols prevent it from being absorbed by the body.
Chickpeas are a source of soluble fibre that helps prevent constipation and insoluble fibre that feeds the beneficial bacteria in our gut. Sweet Potato contains VITAMIN C that supports the immune system, β CAROTENE a powerful antioxidant and POTASSIUM to help maintain healthy blood pressure. Our bodies can produce VITAMIN A from beta-carotene to promote healthy vision.
Olive oil is LOW in SATURATED FAT and HIGH in heart protecting monounsaturated fats.