Turmeric Hummus

Serves 4-6

Hummus is a great healthy snack. Chickpeas contain a lot of zinc and vitamin B6 which can help calm the mind. It’s also a good way to get in those servings of vegetables – I love to eat this with raw veggies.

[ingredients title=”Ingredients”]

  • One 14-ounce can chickpeas
  • ¼ cup aquafaba (water from the chickpeas can)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 ½ tablespoons turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon flax oil, extra-virgin olive oil, or tigernut oil
  • ½ teaspoon Real Salt


[directions title=”Directions”]

  1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients and process until smooth.



  • As an alternative to chickpeas, try almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, or hemp seeds.
  • Add more lemon juice and massage mixture into kale or lettuce leaves for a hummus salad dressing.


Dr. Mike Dow, Psy. D is a highly sought-after psychotherapist and bestselling author of numerous books including the upcoming Heal Your Drained Brain: Naturally Relieve Anxiety, Combat Insomnia, and Balance Your Brain in Just 14 Days. In the book, Dr. Mike explains how brain drain works, and why we’re wired to suffer from it, as well as to provide helpful tools and remedies for getting back on track. In addition, he includes nutritional information and breathing techniques, and easy-to-follow guidance on supplements, self-hypnosis and mindfulness. The short-term effects of brain drain are uncomfortable, but the long-term effects can be life-threatening, including increasing the risk of dying from a heart attack, stroke and cancer.

Recipe has been reprinted with permission from Heal Your Drained Brain by Dr. Mike Dow. It is published by Hay House, Inc. and is available at all bookstores or online at www.hayhouse.com.

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