1 can garbanzo
3 tablespoons flax seed oil
2 tablespoons garlic powder or to taste
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Himalayan or sea salt (or to taste)
Optional: hemp seeds
Step 1: In a food processor or blender, blend all the ingredients.
(Optional) step 2: Top with hemp seeds if using.
Step 3: eat
Forget mayo. This spread is tastier and 10x healthier than mayo. But you can use it for all the same things you'd use mayo for and probably 100 other things that you wouldn't use mayo for.
My favorite uses:
- Sandwich spread
- Tasty dip for veggies.
- Spread on top of grilled veggies, grilled fish, or grilled chicken.
- Or turn into a delicious salad dressing by adding more flax seed oil and red wine vinegar.
The Nutritional Low Down
Garbanzo beans are an excellent source of fiber, protein and the essential vitamin, Folate. Folate helps prevent cancer by protecting cell development. The fiber in garbanzo beans help keep you full longer, lower cholesterol and help support regularity.
Flax seed oil is one of the cleanest sources of Omega 3 fatty acid. Omega 3 fats are essential at lowering inflammation in our bodies and supporting healthy brains.
Avocado has more potassium than bananas and is loaded with fiber and nutrients. Studies have shown that eating avocados can increase HDL ("good") cholesterol and lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol. It also works to improve blood triglycerides by up to 20%.