Yield – 2.5 cups
- 1 can Eden organic white navy beans (796 ml)
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1 1/2 tsp seas salt
- 4 Tbsp black sesame seed butter ( I made my own by processing black sesame seeds in the food processor for 7 min until the seeds turn to a paste)
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/4 cup BodyBio Balance oil or Safflower oil
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup hemp hearts (optional)
- Roasted plantains, carrots, and jicama to serve – optional
- Gather a food processor and combine navy beans, lemon, garlic, black sesame seed butter, salt, cumin, and Balance oil. Process until completely smooth. Add chopped cilantro and pulse to combine.
- Pour into a bowl and top with help hearts. (if using) Serve with your favourite chopped vegetables. I love this hummus with roasted plantain chips!
Black sesame seeds provide us with an extensive list of health benefits. From improving skin and hair health to helping protect against cardiovascular disease and even cancer. We can thank the bounty of antioxidants that black sesame seeds provide us for the protective benefits that ward off a whole host of chronic illnesses and diseases.
Antioxidants play an important role in slowing the rate of cell damage and repairing the damaged cells in the body. Black sesame seeds are an extremely rich source of a variety of antioxidants such as sesamin, sesaminol, and sesamolinol. These powerful compounds in black sesame seeds help protect the body against oxidative stress, the very thing that leads to chronic illness and disease. If you want to kickstart cellular repair and prevent cell damage, these little nutrition powerhouses should be one of your closest food allies. 🙂
Justine Stenger received her degree from the University of Alberta in Nutrition and Physical education. She proceeded to pursue a Holistic Nutrition/Therapeutic Chef certification from Bauman College. Justine has completed her Functional Medicine training through the Institute for Functional Medicine and is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, certified through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Justine is a trained Bredesen (RECODE) practitioner and specializes in cell membrane medicine, and works primarily with patients who suffer with neurological conditions, mast cell activation syndrome, Lyme disease, and autoimmune disease.
Justine has worked beside Dr. Bruce Hoffman for the past 10 years and has supported hundreds of Dr Hoffman’s chronic, complex illness patients nutritionally.
University Of Alberta – Nutrition & Physical Education , IFM – Functional Medicine Trained, IFM -Bredesen Practitioner, The dr.Com -Certified Gluten Practitioner, Bauman College – Holistic Nutrition & Certified Therapeutic Chef, Institute For Functional Medicine – Certified Health Coach