View Full Version : Chickpeas vs. Avocados
01-17-2009, 05:19 AM
Jewels sells raw chickpeas in a pack in the produce section. I know that people put avocados in their fruit smoothies without it tasting weird in order to make it creamy.
Has anyone tried adding chickpeas in their smoothies to make it creamy and to add protein? I haven't tried it yet, but I am hoping my Vitamix can make the chickpeas as smooth and creamy as Hummus.
I may not be clear...I am concerned about if the chickpeas will make the smoothie taste strange, or not.
01-17-2009, 04:16 PM
Oh, man....no one played guinea pig by doing this? I guess, I will have to test it out on my own and figure how it will taste.
But it would be nice if someone would do it before me....to let me know if it was nasty or not. :D
It's crazy food experimentation time! :eek:
01-17-2009, 05:50 PM
i've read that raw chickpeas are toxic. because of that and their flavor i wouldn't try this myself... you might not be able to taste them depending on how many you add, but i'm pretty sure they would add a weird starchy flavor that i wouldn't enjoy, personally. you could add greens for protein instead? or even hemp protein powder... or nuts/seeds...
might also add a weird texture because sprouted chickpeas aren't soft like cooked chickpeas... i can't see them making anything very creamy.
oh also there are several hummus recipes that use zucchini instead of chickpeas that taste even better than chickpea hummus. i bet you can find them on this site.
01-17-2009, 06:18 PM
I have been eating raw chickpeas. They don't taste all that bad. but I don't eat a lot of them. Maybe like a half a cup every 3 days in my salads. Nothing has happened so far!
01-18-2009, 12:01 AM
personally I would always go for the avocado.
I am not good in digesting legumes at all (by the way did you now that legumes is the french word for vegetable?) and I am not a huge fan of chickpeas, the only way I will eat them is dehydrated- makes a good peanut replacement.
If I want a really creamy smoothie (green or not) I mix in a young coconut with water and flesh - this is so delicious
01-18-2009, 01:32 AM
I love chickpeas, either snacking on them or in my salads.
Let me know how it goes in your smoothie...
01-18-2009, 02:52 AM
I have never tried them but they should work. They are blan and should not over power your drink. Just sprout a few and try adding them to your smoothie.
01-18-2009, 03:11 AM
I tried making Juliano's version of Raw Falafel and I soaked chickpeas for 2-3 days- I just followed the soaking instructions and then made the recipe (which he suggested doubling/tripling because it was supposed to be so good) and then I dehydrated them and flipped them over when they were hard on one side. I made so many of them and everytime I ate them I felt naueous, bloated, and constipated. I don't think my body likes them. They might work well for other people but not for me. Try Sprotein powder-it's RAW.:confused:
01-18-2009, 06:47 AM
I think that hummus made by sproutet chickpeas tastes horrible. Sproutet chickpeas in a salat tastes ok, but not as a hummus. It does not taste at all like the cooked chickpeas. So I would go for the avocado if I was you. You can ad tahini or hemp protien powder for more protien. But I would eat my protien seperate with a salat or somting and not in the smootie. Fruit and leafy greens is the bedst in a smootie and the most easy to digest. Then eat the sprouts or nut/seed "cheeses" with a nice salat or zuccini pasta. That is how I prefere it as that is the most easy to digest :D
01-18-2009, 10:11 AM
I know that people put avocados in their fruit smoothies without it tasting weird in order to make it creamy.
Food combining wise I don't think chickpeas and fruit would be a good combination. I think the avocado and fruit would be a good combo because the avocado is a fruit. Maybe someone who is familiar with food combining could comment on this ?
01-18-2009, 02:14 PM
Sprouted chickpeas are hard to digest, especially with fruit.
01-19-2009, 02:26 AM
I was gonna try it in the morning. I think I will save my chickpeas when I am making a mostly vegetable green smoothies instead of a fruit green smoothie.
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