It’s a little before yoga class or practice and you are starving! You know that if you eat that green chile cheeseburger, it’s not gonna feel so great in the middle of class; but you don’t want to faint in Warrior 3, either. What’s a yogi to do?
There are lots of great pre-yoga snack that will keep you going and satisfied through class. Things like yogurt and fruit can be great. I am a superfan of hummus: it’s quick to make, easier to eat on the go and gives that protein boost I need before a practice. I mix and match all kinds of things into my hummus, but this combo has been popping up more often lately in my kitchen.
1 can chickpeas
1/3 cup Kalamata olives with a little juice
1 carrot, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1/3 cup olive oil
Juice of 1/2 lime
Hot pepper (if you roll that way)
A little black pepper and salt
Whirl in the food processor til smooth and enjoy.
Prep time: about 10 minutes til ready to eat.
Store in the fridge for up to one week.
Great as a dip, or on toast, or in a wrap, or on crackers, in a minibell pepper, or licked off the spoon…