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Raw Fusion Vegan, Gluten-Free

We’ve been on an Alkalinity Challenge since July 30th and this is one of the featured recipes.  While eating a high alkaline (80%) low acid (20%) diet for a few weeks IS a challenge for most of us who are more attracted to the higher acidic (low pH) foods, this was the kind of ultra-satisfying, yet light meal where you wonder why you are not devoting yourself to a healthier lifestyle more frequently!

I have made hummus with garbanzo beans (chickpeas) 100’s of times and even used them when I first developed the recipe.  Last night I made this Lemon-Artichoke version using a can of  of BPA free organic Great Northern beans and I found the resulting taste to be subtler and with more of a main course feel to it than the garbanzos.  I used a can of organic artichoke hearts but discarded the liquid from both the artichokes and the beans as I didn’t find that I needed them.

If you use the jars of artichoke hearts in olive oil, don’t add any additional oil to the recipe.  Yes, this is one of the convenience compromises that make the Raw Fusion Way practical and adaptable to most lifestyles.  Ideally one would keep their packaged and processed foods down to a minimum, but I have found that making this lifestyle realistic has made a huge difference in influencing long-term results.

This made a satisfying main course served with a variety of vegetables (radishes, cucumbers, red peppers, celery) and some raw hemp-based crackers from a company called Lovin’ Spoonful – their Pesto variety is so incredible, I plan to experiment to see if I can duplicate.  This hummus would also make a great base for a nori or collard green wrap.  Watch me make collard wraps in the You Tube video below.

Lemon-Artichoke Hummus

Ingredients:
1 16 oz. can Great Northern beans
1 15 oz can artichoke hearts
Juice from 1 lemon
1.5 tsp. extra virgin olive oil (omit if the artichokes are marinated in oil)
1 tsp. dried rosemary
1-2 garlic cloves
Sea salt to taste

Directions:  Drain both the beans and the artichokes and put in the food processor with “S” blade.  Add lemon, olive oil and rosemary and blend until smooth.  Add salt to taste and adjust if more lemon or rosemary needed.  Serve as described above.

LindaJoy Rose (Academy Founder and Natural Wellness Expert)

LindaJoy Rose, PhD is a therapist, author, professional speaker, international trainer, and healthy living expert with over 25 years of experience. As the former Director of International Development for the American Board of Hypnotherapy, she is a pioneer in the field of subconscious dynamics and clinical hypnotherapy, implementing training and certification in many countries across Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Dr. LJ has appeared numerous times as the Healthy Living expert with the Tampa NBC affiliate and syndicated Daytime TV show, local media coverage, and over 100 videos on the super-information site, eHow.com.

She is the author of eight books, including Your Mind: The Owner’s Manual and Raw Fusion Living: Recipes for Health Eating, Natural Weight Loss and Anti-Aging, and contributes regularly to the popular worldwide news service, The Huffington Post.

With a grant from the Astra-Zeneca Foundation, Rose successfully launched a healthy lifestyle retraining program at one of the nation’s largest and most respected clinics. Having overcome a debilitating auto-immune disorder through lifestyle changes and self-care, she subsequently developed a practical and delicious eating philosophy and teaches popular classes with food demonstrations, world-wide.

In 2013, she launched the online and onsite Natural Wellness Academy with certifications in Holistic Health and Life Coaching and Clinical Hypnotherapy and with students and graduates in almost 20 countries.

The daughter of two Holocaust survivors, Dr. Rose is also a volunteer docent at the Florida Holocaust Museum and resides in Tampa, Florida with her husband and 4 furry companions.

"From training therapists internationally in the fields of psychology and hypnotherapy to being an online mentor for two West Coast Universities, to founding the Natural Wellness Academy, teaching has always been my passion, I enjoy nothing more than informing and inspiring prospective coaches and therapists."

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