Monday, February 9, 2015

A New Twist on Hummus - Guaca-Hummus!

We've been on a major hummus kick lately. It's easy to make, healthy, and super cheap to make so it's a perfect snack for our family. It's versatile so it never goes to waste in our house since it can be paired with veggies, pita chips (Stacy's are the absolute best!), and even used on sandwiches instead of other high fat condiments.

The other week I was cruising my Pinterest (add me) and came across a chart with all different hummus variations.  Since I was getting a bit tired of the original recipe I use, I figured maybe I'd try something different.  I took the basic bones of the recipe, but added a few extras for added flavor and tang. 

I'm so glad that I did! We've been obsessed with this new recipe and may have devoured it rather quickly. ;) It's a combination of hummus and guacamole and it's delicious! Read below for recipe and let me know if you give it a try! I promise, you won't be disappointed. 



1 15 ounce can of garbanzo beans (drain, but reserve liquid)
1 medium avocado
1/2 cup cilantro
1-2 Tbsp lime juice, to taste
3 cloves of garlic
1 jalapeño (add more or less as desired)
1 tsp cumin seasoning
Red pepper flakes, to taste

Add all ingredients, except red pepper flakes, to food processor. Blend until puréed. Add reserved liquid from beans, if needed. Add red pepper flakes to taste. Refrigerate for several hours to let flavors enhance. 

Seriously easy! I love this as a midday snack with lots of fresh veggies and pita chips.

I hope that you all enjoy this recipe and let me know what you think! 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Join the prAna & FitApproach #TakeTheLeap Yoga challenge!

Several days ago the prAna and FitApproach #TakeTheLeap yoga challenge began. I LOVE yoga challenges, but sometimes have a hard time staying consistent with them, especially as many of them seem to be aimed at extremely advanced yogi's. I've done yoga for several years, but took some time away from it when I got pregnant because I had no energy left after working full time (I wish I had stayed with it through pregnancy though).

The last few months, I've been working hard into getting into a new solid yoga routine. We've recently had a new yoga studio open up in town (The Yoga Retreat & Boutique) so it's been so fabulous to go to classes again. I look forward to it every weekend and it's a great time for me to be able to zen out and refocus. The great thing about the prAna and FitApproach #taketheleap challenge is that you can choose your daily pose. It's completely up to you so you can work toward your own goals and use the poses that feel and work best for your body. There's no showing up one another and forcing a pose that may not be suitable for you and your body. One of my goals is to work towards inversions again, but it's going to be a long road to get there and I don't want to rush it and risk hurting myself. 

Another bonus to the challenge: PRIZES! When you join the challenge you become eligible to win $500 worth of new prAna gear (they have AMAZING stuff, check this top outand able to gift $500 to a person of your choice. Pretty awesome, right? 

Below are my first 4 poses to start the challenge off...

A little loving from my boys...

Join the challenge on Instagram (add me!), Twitter (follow me!) and on your blog by using the hashtags:

  • #TakeTheLeap
  • #Prana
  • #FitApproach
Also tag @prana and @fitapproach! 

Don't forget to join the Facebook group and event page!

Hope to see you there! NAMASTE!