Klean Hummus

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Klean Hummus

Created by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD
Retained Medical Advisor* (biography click here)

This recipe is SOOOOO easy to make and is truly delicious. Klean hummus offers double the protein in comparison to regular hummus with 18% fewer calories.  And, as you know, hummus is one of the most versatile dips and sandwich spreads around. Serve it with pita or tortilla chips, or whole grain crackers, baby carrots, sliced bell peppers, celery or broccoli. You can also create a delicious sandwich (see Klean’s High Protein Sandwich Bread) consisting of a generous spread of hummus topped with tons of colorful veggies. A great party app to share without the guilt, but with all the muscle-building capabilities.


YIELD: Eight – ¼ cup servings


  • 2 ½ cups low sodium garbanzo beans/chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice or juice from ½ a fresh lemon
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or other vegetable of your choice
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced (about 4 fresh cloves)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin, ground
  • ½ teaspoon sea or table salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to your taste
  • ½ cup Klean Isolate™ Whey Protein Powder

OPTIONAL: You can add hot sauce, crushed red pepper or any other favorites to spice things up.


  1. Drain and rinse your garbanzo beans/chickpeas in a colander under cool water.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a food processor or a blender.  Blend until it all comes together and looks creamy, with the consistency of true hummus.
  3. Serve immediately or save for later, if you can resist.

Storage Instructions: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrient Content Per ¼ Cup Serving: Calories: 99; Carbs: 8 grams; Fiber: 2 grams; Protein: 8 grams; Fats: 4 grams; Vitamin B6: 20% Daily Value (DV); Niacin: 11% DV; Calcium: 3% DV; Potassium: 2% DV; and  Iron: 5% DV.


Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD, is the founder of Simply Simple Health (SSH) and author of The Everything Anti-Inflammation Diet Book. SSH creates and administers nutrition, fitness and health education programs for athletes, educators, coaches and sports teams at schools and colleges throughout the Boston area. Its programming includes individual and group sports nutrition counseling, as well as sport-specific personal training. SSH also contributes to numerous academic textbooks and magazines.

Karlyn has a dual Master’s degree in nutrition and exercise physiology from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Colgate University, with a minor in economics. She is a registered dietitian (RD) with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a certified specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and a licensed dietitian nutritionist (LDN) in the state of Massachusetts. She is currently a faculty member in the Nutrition and Biology Departments at Simmons College in Boston, where she teaches sports nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, exercise physiology, anatomy and physiology, general biology, and numerous other courses.

*Our medical experts have been retained as consultants in advising Klean Athlete. They are compensated for this service.


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