Hot. Pumped Up.

Spring Break is just around the corner, so these two words just felt fitting for this recipe.

I love hummus. And it’s such a healthy food to snack on in the middle of the day with veggies or crackers. I could probably eat one of those entire 8oz containers in one sitting if I didn’t exert some sort of self control.

When I saw this month’s Recipe Redux theme, I thought, mmmm. I’ve been wanting to make some homemade hummus anyways, so let’s make a new one that ties into this spiceeey theme.

“The New Year is heating up with smoke and spiciness. From boldly flavored smoked salts to actual smoking techniques, subtly smoked food is on-trend. The same can be said for spice as we savor heat from harissa, sriracha and smoked paprika. Show us the healthy dish you’re heating up with smoke and/or spiciness.”

And that is exactly what I did. Because, well, along with hummus, I also love anything SUPER spicy or hot. Hot sauce on errrrthing. Sriracha? Yes please.

But I didn’t just stop there. Then I thought, why not make this hummus JACKED (like I hope to be in less than 2 months for spring break). And that is when I decided to add some of the lovely unsweetened pea protein I had on hand.

Having unflavored protein powder is great because then you can not only make baked goods and desserts high in protein, but also savory hummus!

Hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

And while we’re mentioning springbreak and being HOT and JACKED.. stay tuned for a little SURPRISE present for you all coming on Fresh Fit N Healthy YouTube! ( so you don’t miss it!!)


Spicy Hot Pumped Up Hummus


  • 1 15oz-can Garbanzo Beans, drained
  • 3 tbsp Hot Sauce
  • ¼ cup Unflavored Pea Protein
  • 2 tbsp Water (or Olive Oil for a creamier consistency)
  • Juice from ½ Lemon
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • ½ tbsp Minced Garlic (from jar)
  • ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Sea Salt
  1. Drain Beans and place in food processor
  2. Add water in with beans and blend until smooth.
  3. Add in all other ingredients and blend until creamy.
  4. Store in fridge
  5. Serve with cut veggies, pita bread, or crackers.