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Black Bean and Orange Protein Hummus

It’s so difficult to find a healthy, protein packed snack that actually tastes delicious yet is good for you. This black bean and orange hummus snack will satisfy your cravings but will also provide the lean protein and antioxidants you need for post-workout recovery. The black beans are high in protein (one can is about 36 grams of protein) and almond butter also provides quality protein for the perfect post-workout snack. Aromatic herbs and refreshing orange zest make the dip so irresistible, you won’t eating it with celery, carrots or any other veggies!

Black Bean and Orange Protein Hummus
According to Ironman (world triathlon corporation), “There is a 30 to 60 minute window for replacing glycogen stores right after a long workout. That’s when it’s best to eat high glycemic index carbs. Of course, it’s also helpful to eat 10 to 20 grams of protein shortly after as well.” They list black beans as one of the top five whole foods for post workout recovery on their website.

Plus, hummus is so delicious. It’s one of my absolute favorite snacks. Seriously, my husband and I get a giant tub from Costco or Sam’s and burn through it in a week or less. Even though there are worse snacks out there to choose from, regular hummus still leaves me feeling hungry and unsatisfied. That’s probably because one serving of standard Sabra hummus has only 2 grams of protein and 1 gram of fiber (but let’s be honest, who only eats 1 serving anyway? That’s just 2 tablespoons. I eat half a small container daily)!

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All you need to make this black bean and orange protein hummus is a food processor and a spatula, and the following ingredients:

  • Black beans (1 can)
  • Cream cheese (or vegan substitute)
  • Almond butter
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Sea salt
  • Cumin
  • Coriander
  • Orange zest
  • Black pepper

This hummus is creamy AND healthy, filled with healthy fats and protein. Almond butter is a super food and boosts energy while satisfying hunger, and almonds and black beans are high in protein and fiber. It’s easy to make this recipe vegan by using vegan cream cheese like Tofutti, Better than Cream Cheese.

If you try this recipe, let me know by leaving a comment, or take a pic and tag it #refreshingbytes on Instagram! I would LOVE to see your creations!

Black Bean and Orange Protein Hummus

Reward your muscles after a hard workout with this high protein snack that aids in recovery and is full of antioxidants that help repair muscle damage. Aromatic herbs and refreshing orange zest make this dip so irresistible, you won't mind eating it with vegetables!

Course Dip, Side, Snack
Cuisine Dairy free, Gluten free, Mediterranean, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 274 kcal
Author Refreshing Bytes

Ingredients

  • 15 ounces canned black beans drained
  • 8 ounces cream cheese substitute vegan cream cheese
  • 1.5 Tbsp almond butter
  • .5 clove minced garlic .5 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • .25 tsp salt, plus more to taste
  • .25 tsp ground cumin
  • .5 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 1 pinch black pepper

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary.

  2. Taste and adjust flavor as needed.

  3. Transfer to bowl and serve as is or garnish with more orange zest. Store leftovers in a covered, sealed bowl in the refrigerator up to 3-4 days.

Nutrition Facts
Black Bean and Orange Protein Hummus
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 274 Calories from Fat 88
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.8g 15%
Saturated Fat 2.6g 13%
Sodium 338mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 15.4g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5.3g 21%
Sugars 1.3g
Protein 6.1g 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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I'm Christine - foodie, recipe developer, protein powder addict, IT nerd, mom of two boys (14 years apart), and author of Refreshing Bytes - a blog dedicated to offering simple, healthy and delicious recipes that are easy to make, allergen friendly, and will leave you feeling full longer. Spend more time doing what you love and eating better!

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