Chickpea Mash

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DeliciousAF. A few weeks ago, I popped my chickpea mash cherry and have been OBSESSED ever since. A recipe so simple, so filling, and equally nutritious and delicious quickly becomes a fave around here, so this has been a go to recipe lately.

Oddly enough, chickpea mash does resemble tuna..but as you all might have guessed..I do not EFF with tuna (and you shouldn’t either..). Why? Simple. Aside from the growing issue of ocean pollution, wild fish are consuming things that are not meant for them to be consuming like plastic, trash, and…oil.

If you’re wondering if farmed fish is any better, it’s not. Farmed fish are bred and raised in cluttered, unsanitary conditions and fed GMO feed (grains, corn..which fish are also not supposed to eat) and yea, mercury..because we are already overloaded with toxins on a daily basis already so what I do what I can. Plus, fish that’s traditionally sold in an aluminum based can? That just doesn’t sit right with me.

So, what’s the better, more delicious, cleaner alternative? CHICKPEA-MOTHER EFFIN’-MASH!

Benefits of Chickpeas
Chickpeas help lower cholesterol. 
Just two cups of chickpeas contain the entire daily recommended value of dietary fiber. Chickpeas contain both soluble and insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber helps to lower LDL cholesterol levels and promotes a healthy functioning heart.

Chickpeas help protect the skin from UV damage. That’s right, you can help to to protect your skin from getting burnt by consuming the right foods! One cup of chickpeas contain 85% of your daily value of manganese which acts as an antioxidant in skin cells and acts as a natural, internal sun block.

Chickpeas help with weight loss. Due to their high fiber and protein content, one cup of chickpeas contains 14.5grams of all natural, plant based protein and 12.5grams of dietary fiber, this helps to keep us feeling fuller longer. Beans tend to keep us feeling fuller longer because of their fiber, complex carbs and protein. These macronutrients all work together to control blood sugar levels and help to maintain our energy.

Chickpeas help protect against colon cancer. High fiber foods help keep our digestive system fully functioning and free of any toxic build up. This helps to create an overall healthier pH balance in our bodies and reduces any inflammation in the body which prevents the possibility of cancer cell growth.


Chickpea Mash

Ingredients:
1 cup of cooked chickpeas // 1 can of organic, BPA-free chickpeas
2 stalks organic celery, chopped
2 medium sized carrots, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons of vegan mayo (I use Follow Your Heart’s Soy-Free Vegenaise)
1/2 teaspoon pink himalayan salt
sprinkle of black pepper
sprinkle of chili pepper and garlic powder

Directions:
-Cook chickpeas thoroughly
-Pour chickpeas in bowl and mash with fork or potato masher until smooth
-Chop celery and carrots, set aside
-Add vegenaise, and desired spices and mix thoroughly
-BOOM, devour!

Mash with fork or potato masher until beans are smooth


                                                            Add Follow Your Heart Soy-Free Vegenaise and mix well

                                                 Add chopped organic celery and carrots along with desired spices,
and mix until all ingredients are well combined

Add onto gluten-free toast or eat directly from the bowl 🙂

Share your chickpea mash creations with me by using the hashtag, #TheCleanEatingChick!

 

 

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