10 Reasons to Eat More Hemp + 25 Delicious Recipes
By Kyla Sheffield
Hooray…hemp foods are finally legal to eat in Australia, as of November 12, 2017.
This is such happy news for us here at the Happy Herb Company. We’ve been screaming from the rooftops about the benefits of hemp foods for years now, and we’re so pleased that our country is finally catching up with the rest of the world!
In celebration of this momentous occasion, we’ve put together this blog to get you inspired about why and how to include hemp in your diet.
10 REASONS TO EAT MORE HEMP
In case you missed our last article (link: http://happyherbcompany.com/hemp-food-future) about the benefits of hemp, here are some great reasons to include hemp in your daily diet.
- 33% easily digestible Protein
- All 9 Essential Fatty Acids, plus all 20 non-essential FAs
- High levels of Omega 3, 6 & 9, in optimum ratio
- Rare source of GLA (gamma linolenic acid), used to reduce inflammation
- High in Fibre, low in Carbohydrates
- Good source of Phytosterols
- Minerals including Calcium, Magnesium, Iron and Zinc.
- Vitamin E and other Antioxidants
- B Vitamins including folate
- Benefits heart health, digestive health & skin health
25 DELICIOUS RECIPES
As promised, here is a collection of delicious recipes from around the web to get you inspired and salivating! From smoothies to juices, cereals, muffins, breads, burgers, pasta, salads, sauces, dips, desserts, crackers, chips and more….hemp is such an easy ingredient to include in your meals at any time of day. And, as such a nutritional powerhouse, a little bit goes a long way!
SMOOTHIES & JUICES
Hemp and smoothies were made for each other. It is a great way to boost your protein intake, while making your smoothie more filling, creamy and dreamy! Here are some great recipes to inspire your morning blender adventures!
Hemp Buzz Smoothie
Green Gold Super Juice
Berry Hemp Superfood Smoothie
Creamy Chocolate Hemp Smoothie
Simply sprinkle on your fruit and yogurt, or add to muesli or cereal recipes. Here’s a few we love.
Chia Hemp Cereal
Cherry Hemp Muesli
Chia Hemp & Flax Pudding
Crunchy Hemp Coconut Fruit Salad
Power Gluten-Free Muffins
From bliss balls to energy bars to protein-packed puddings & dreamy ice cream…hemp is a natural addition to any healthy sweet treat.
Hemp Mango Ice Cream
VIDEO – https://youtu.be/dtyIzpVo1P4
Hemp Matcha Chocolates
Chocolate Hemp Pudding
Cashew Hemp Seed Bliss Balls
Raw Hemp Protein Bars
CRACKERS & CHIPS
Hemp adds a beautiful nutty flavour & mega nutrition to raw crackers and kale chips…move over cashews!
Flax & Hemp Seed Crackers
Chipotle Hemp Kale Chips
Sour Hemp & Onion Kale Chips
SALADS, SAUCES & DIPS
Sprinkle as a salad garnish, blend up a divine dressing, or whip up a dip.
Dill-icious Hemp Dip
Speedy Summer Hemp Power Salad
Beet Goat Cheese Salad with Toasted Hemp & Sesame
Vegan Ranch Dressing
BURGERS, PASTA & BREAD
As an addition to veggie burger recipes, hemp seeds offer the crucial component – protein. In pasta and breads, hemp seeds add a beautiful nutty flavour, and all the benefits listed above! YUMM!!
Black Bean Hemp Burgers
Well, there you go…that’s quite a list to get you salivating.
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