I am a self proclaimed Queen of dips. That’s right! Not a Dip station triceps dips Queen. I stopped being good at triceps dips a while back and that lead to improving my shoulders’ health a lot. I am speaking here about dips you place on the table so you can dip your vegetables in them.
Dips are my secret to being able to stick to my diet and lifestyle always feeling full, nourished and healthy. Dips can make any raw vegetable delicious. Dips are easy to make. They often take less than a minute to prepare. No matter how busy you are they allow you to be healthy and well fed at all times. All you need is a blender and a few fresh or left over ingredients. Well, you also might need creativity.
If you don’t feel creative you can always follow recipes or stick to a few tried-and-true recipes.
Tonight I stepped out of my dip “box” and tried something i have been craving for a while. Breastfeeding cravings are a true thing.
i am going to call it
1 Yellow zucchini (organic)
1-3 TBSP Pine Nuts
1 TBSP Nutritional Yeast
3-4 Soaked Dates
A handful of freshly roasted hazelnuts. (Sorry raw hazelnuts just taste like nothing to me. I crave them roasted and that’s that. If you wanna be on the raw side – deep roast 2-3 hazelnuts and throw the rest raw into the blender. The roasted ones will give it that nutella flavor. A few of them go a long way. You don’t need hazelnut flavor if you just use a few deep roasted ones. )
1-2 TBSP pine nuts (I had those in my fridge. Feel free to substitute with cashew butter, walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds or butter, etc)
1/4 of an (orange) Bell Pepper – use can red or yellow as well. Or omit this step.
Nut milk or water to taste.
Optional: salt, lemon, apple cider vinegar, chipotle, hot sauce, carrots.
Blend Blend Blend
This recipe is simple so any blender will do. Even a basic, cheap blender should be able to “liquify” this. Use nut butter if your blender is weak.
I am still using my Blendtec Blender after 8 years of MASSIVELY HEAVY use. It beats any Vitamix I have ever tried.
Veggies to dip- lettuce, cabbage, carrots, peppers, okra, tomatoes, fennel, cukies, etc.
Let me know if you like this recipe and if you end up making tweaks to it.