Iron is required by your body to make hemoglobin. What’s hemoglobin you ask? Hemoglobin is a molecule in your blood that helps carry oxygen rich red blood cells from your lungs to all parts of your body (including your skin cells and facial muscles). When your skin is properly supplied with oxygen rich blood, your skin will look more radiant and rosy! Cue garbanzo beans; they are high in iron and therefore eating them can lead to glowing skin! And since garbanzo beans are the main ingredient in hummus we just couldn’t resist sharing this simple and delicious recipe for the “Perfect Hummus!” Enjoy!
1 large can of garbanzo beans (about 2 cups), drained and rinsed
1/4 cup olive oil
2-3 garlic cloves, peeled
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tbsp tahini
salt, to taste (I use 1 to 1-1/2 tsp of sea salt)
water, as desired
Combine all ingredients in the food processor and puree, adding water as needed to reach desired consistency.