Load up on vitamin-A with this recipe for Zippy Hummus with crudités.
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I’m Cheryl Forberg, author of Positively Ageless. One of the best ways to strengthen your immune system is by feeding your body beneficial nutrients such as Vitamin A. One of my favorite Vitamin A enriched recipes is Zippy Hummus served with a wide variety of bright and colorful crutute. Starting with one and a half cups of garbanzo beans. Next I’ll add a third of cup of tahini which is sesame paste, a wonderful form of healthy fats, a teaspoon of cumin, a tablespoon of chopped garlic, a third of a cup of fresh lime juice, and on this half I took off the zest. I’m going to add that as well in addition to the juice to add a little texture. And then I’m going to add two tablespoons of water and a teaspoon of salt. Now, we’re almost done. I just simply need to puree this until it’s smooth. This looks just right. So here you have it, Zippy Hummus with Vitamin A rich yellow and red bell peppers and baby carrots. Some other excellent sources of Vitamin A include dark leafy green such as spinach and keo and fruits such as cantelope and mango. This is also another wonderful way to fortify your immune system. Red wine is loaded with anti oxidants and nutrients to help promote heart health as well as boost your immune system and help to slow the aging process. One glass a day is recommended amount. For more healthy recipes, go to prevention.com/recipes.
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