5 Amazing Uses for Chickpeas

Chickpeas are good for so much more than just hummus! These little legumes are super high in fibre and protein, they keep you feeling fuller longer and can help lower LDL cholesterol. In addition to being the powerhouse behind our Vitamin K2, here’s 5 ways chickpeas can make your life even more awesome.

1.) Baking & Cooking with Aquafaba

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Aquafaba is the bean water from chickpeas. Yep, the stuff you usually pour down the drain is totally useful in vegan baking (meringues, mousse, marshmallows oh my!), vegan mayonnaise, and even yorkshire pudding.

2.) Brightening Fask Mask

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This exfoliating face mask contains gram flour, a pulse flour made from a variety of ground chickpeas, leaves skin refreshed, blemish-free, and noticeably brighter. Round up a few friends for a night of facials with these four ingredients:
2 tbsp gram flour
½ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp olive oil
2 tbsp water

3.) Blondies

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Are you a fan of Blondies? They’re denser than chocolate chip cookies, more complex than brownies and totally customizable which makes them a front runner for your-new-favourite-potluck-addition. These Blondies are healthy and packed with fiber and protein so you can feel good about having dessert!

4.) Crabless Cakes

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Those looking to include more plant based foods and less meat into their diets can rest easy knowing they don’t have to sacrifice all of their favourite foods. These crab-less crab cakes are unique, satisfying and pack a little protein punch to boot!

5.) Snickerdoodle Chickpea Smoothie

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We know what you’re thinking- but you’ll just have to trust us on this one. Adding chickpeas to your smoothie makes for a super thick dose of totally-tasteless protein.

Vitamin K2

We use chickpeas in our Vitamin K2 formula to keep it soy-free for our friends with allergies. The story of Vitamin K2 goes back to 1935 when it was discovered to be necessary for your body to properly clot blood. Since then, modern science has uncovered that MK 7 Vitamin K2 is vital for so much more, including protecting your arteries, bones, and heart health. Check it out here!

Dakota Barber
Dakota Barber

Dakota is the Social Media Coordinator for Nested Naturals. You can most often find her with her phone in one hand and a coffee in the other. ☕