Beetroot & Flax Hummus

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Beetroot & Flax Hummus

Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
0 minutes

A good mood enhancing hummus is sure to be a winner provided from our Good Food MoodExpert - Lily Soutter

Did you know that 90% of our happy hormone, serotonin is located within the gut, and only 10% is located within the brain. Scientists are now referring to our gut as our second brain, and the latest research has shown that our gut bacteria may influence how much serotonin we produce. While the research is still relatively new and not yet conclusive, many of us could do with a little more good gut bacteria due to widespread antibiotic use. 

  • 2 small cooked beetroot
  • 1 x 400g can chickpeas
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 60ml flaxseed oil (3 large tbsp)
  • 1 ½ tsp beetroot powder
  • Salt, pepper
  1. Blend cooked beetroot, drained chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, flaxseed oil, beetroot powder, salt & pepper 
  2. Place humous mix into bowl, add a swirl of natural coconut yoghurt on top and crushed pistachios
  3. Serve with Nairn’s Ancient Grain Oatcakes

To serve:

Nairn’s Ancient Grain Oatcakes 

Pistachio nuts, crushed

Natural coconut yoghurt 


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