You’re going to want to add this nutty food to your diet for its sound nutritional benefits. It raises your daily amount of complete protein and fulfills your bodies need for essential amino acids. Hemp is high in fiber, calcium, iron and enzymes. What’s even better is it’s low in saturated fat, cholesterol and carbohydrates. For more info and recipe ideas download the Kitchology App Eat.Better.
A spoonful of hemp helps the protein go down
You can purchase raw hemp seeds and eat them right out of the bag. A 3 tablespoon serving provides 10 grams of protein — you can’t beat that! Sprinkle them over your salad, into your yogurt or even on cereal. Boost your child’s lunch; slather a banana with seed or nut butter then sprinkle with hemp seeds. Sneak them into homemade power bars too. Here’s a cool way to power up:
- 1 cup dry oats
- 2/3 cup coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup see or nut butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 TBS hemp protein powder
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl
- Roll into balls or place into a mini muffin pan
- Cover and refrigerate. Consume within a few days.
You can also smoothie your way to a better day… They are a great way to get more green veggies and fruit into your diet. Throw in some hemp protein powder and it’s a meal in a cup.
Fruity Protein Power Smoothie
- 1 cup milk of your choice
- ½ cup greek Strawberry yogurt
- 3 TB hemp protein powder
- ¼ cup Frozen Blueberries
- ¼ cup Frozen Raspberries
- Place all ingredients in blender and blend well
- Drink immediately
Green is good
One last note on using hemp in your recipes. It may turn them green. Don’t be alarmed! Hemp naturally contains green chlorophyll.