Easy Homemade Hummus and Silk Nutchello

by Alli

This shop, Easy Homemade Hummus, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HelloNutchello #CollectiveBias

It sneaks up on me suddenly. My eyes burn. I fight to keep them open. My mind wonders. I struggle to concentrate. All I want to do is curl up on the sofa and take a nap, yet piles of work and deadlines loom large on the horizon.  Yikes! It’s the dreaded 3:00 pm slump! Does it sneak up on you, too?

How do you avoid the 3:00 Slump? Here's what I do!

I’m an Early Morning Person

My name is Alli and I’m a morning person. There, I’ve said it. When I was a teen, it wasn’t unusual for me to sleep in every Saturday morning. If anyone had told me then that one day I would become a morning person, I would have laughed them out of my bedroom so I could catch some more zees. Times sure have changed.

The Perfect Work Day (For Me)

If I could design the perfect work day, it would be from 5 am until noon. When I have to attend meetings late in the afternoons, I always wonder (silently) why we couldn’t meet at 5 am. That’s when I do my best work, my best writing, my most creative thinking. Too bad no one asked my opinion of the perfect workday.

What does a girl do to fight that three o’clock slump? Take a break, of course!

Silk Nutchello

Afternoon Slump

When I catch myself bleary-eyed and half asleep during an afternoon slump, I get up and do a few yoga stretches. It ain’t pretty, but it helps. Then I head to the fridge for a little snack of Easy Homemade Hummus and a cold glass of Silk Dark Chocolate & Walnut Nutchello.

Have you tried new Silk Nutchello? I found it at Walmart in the refrigerated cooler right next to the Silk Almond Milk.

Silk Nutchello

Go-To Beverage

Rich Dark Chocolate & Walnuts Nutchello is my new go-to beverage to beat the afternoon slump! It’s a smooth and creamy nut-based beverage and is best poured over ice.

I fell deeper in love when I found out that Nutchello has only 90 calories per serving. There’s no cholesterol or saturated fat. Of course, it’s free of dairy (yippee!), gluten, soy, and lactose. Nutchello is refreshing and has no artificial flavors or colors.

Does the 3:00 Slump sneak up on you? I've found a way to conquer that slump and get my creative juices flowing again.

Other flavors include Caramel Almond & Cashew and Toasted Coconut and Cashew.

New Nutchello

Easy Homemade Hummus pairs perfectly with Nutchello and it’s so easy to make. I like to serve it piled high on crisp lettuce and warm pita triangles and topped with cucumber slices. Sometimes I’ll add radishes and red onions. It’s just the pick-me-up I need to get my creative juices flowing again.

Homemade Hummus

How do you avoid the 3:00 Slump? Here's what I do!

Homemade Hummus


  • 1 can chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste), optional
  • 1 teaspoon cumin


  1. In a food processor, blend all ingredients until smooth. Add a teaspoon of water if it's too thick.

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It looks like I’m going to have to put a few “leave me some, please” sticky notes on my Nutchello because the entire family enjoys a glass with their afternoon snack.

What will you pair with your Nutchello? Hey, it’s three o’clock somewhere!

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Carmen Perez (listen2mama) February 29, 2016 - 10:18 am

We love hummus at our house, I’m going to try this recipe for sure. I have not yet noticed these Nutchello drinks, but I bet my daughter would love it.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy February 29, 2016 - 10:36 am

I totally deal with the 3:00 slump, too! This sounds like a fabulous solution. That silk nutchello sounds like such a delicious, decadent drink! Gotta try it!

Angelic Sinova February 29, 2016 - 11:07 am

Those midday slumps are the worst! That Hummus looks super yummy (and that silk nutchello sounds delicious.) <3

Liz Mays February 29, 2016 - 12:45 pm

Yum, I could seriously use some Nutchello. Some homemade hummus would be perfect for all kinds of lunches.

Travel Blogger February 29, 2016 - 1:33 pm

I have never heard of Nutchello, but it looks good, and 90 calories is awesome. I will have to try out that hummus recipe! That looks so good. I also totally envy you for being able to do your best work at 5 am. I can barely get out of bed then!

Ashley Whipple February 29, 2016 - 2:04 pm

I love that you’re a morning person! I used to be but now I struggle a bit more with it. That Nutchello sounds delicious! I need to try it.

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai February 29, 2016 - 4:41 pm

Yum! This is a great idea for that 3 o’clock slump. (love that). Rory wants to give this a try. She loves Silk, so I’ve added Nutchello to the shopping list. 🙂

Life With Loreai

Alli March 2, 2016 - 10:59 am

Lorelai, my daughter and I love it!

Doran @ Haute Beauty Guide February 29, 2016 - 6:24 pm

YUM! This whole snack looks delicious. I have never heard of Nutchello but I will look for it at the grocery this week.

Bites for Babies February 29, 2016 - 9:25 pm

Why have I never heard of Nutchello??!!I don’t think we have it in Canada! Roasted coconut?? That sounds amazing!

Chris Hoov February 29, 2016 - 10:55 pm

That would be perfect for our picnic this coming weekend. My kids and their friends would love this for sure.

Sam March 1, 2016 - 12:52 am

I love hummus, thanks for the recipe! I also like to make hummus. I have not heard of nutchello yet. They look like an unlikely pairing, but I would love to try it.

Miranda (Anosa) March 1, 2016 - 3:44 am

Though what I am eating right now is yummy and healthy I think I prefer your homemade hummus snack anytime and I need to try out the Nutchello

lucky juck March 1, 2016 - 6:54 am

Yamii and testi

Kristen from The Road to Domestication March 1, 2016 - 3:18 pm

I’ve never been big on hummus, but I would totally try this drink! (My slumps are all day right now, but I’ll bet it would help at least one of them LOL)

Cara (@StylishGeek) March 1, 2016 - 4:41 pm

Thanks for sharing your Easy Homemade Hummus and Silk Nutchello recipe. I definitely feel the 3 a.m. slump and could use a snack like this as a pick me up!

Mar March 1, 2016 - 10:15 pm

Ohhh this looks so good! I recently changed my work schedule to be more in the morning,and I’m loving how much more time I have in the afternoon for ‘me time’!

shelley March 1, 2016 - 10:28 pm

so you’re one of those! I can’t even imagine being a day person, er, I mean morning person. I just feel a lot better at night and my brain is clearer…maybe because there are fewer distractions

Alli March 2, 2016 - 10:58 am

My husband is a night owl, too! I guess opposites do attract. 🙂

Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy March 2, 2016 - 1:30 am

I’m going to have to buy this new drink for my husband. He just loves Silk. He loves hummus, and I’ve never made it at home before. I can’t wait to try this one out on him.

Stephen March 2, 2016 - 2:46 am

I haven’t heard of Nutchello before, but I have now gone ahead and gone to the website to find where I can buy some!

Terri Beavers March 2, 2016 - 8:12 am

That looks like the perfect combo for an afternoon pick me up. I’ve never tried hummus before so I’ll have to give it a whirl.

Emily March 2, 2016 - 10:15 am

I’d join you for a 5am meeting any time – I’m a morning person too! Your hummus paired with Nutchello will help through afternoon slumps too! #client

Shana March 2, 2016 - 12:42 pm

My afternoon slump comes at about 11am. I usually grab a bar or some nuts to keep me going to lunch.

Jasmine Watts March 3, 2016 - 4:35 am

Yummm… This looks so good! Can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!!

Kevin March 7, 2016 - 12:56 pm

Woah so yummy, so tasty!
Will be glad to make my lovely wife happy on 8th march! She is so much into fitness and healthy lifestyle.
Thank you Alli for sharing <3

Steroids Fax November 8, 2016 - 7:45 am

Hmmm, looks tasty)) Maybe try this one…


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