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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.


 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.

  1. 33% easily digestible Protein
  2. All 9 Essential Fatty Acids, plus all 20 non-essential FAs
  3. High levels of Omega 3, 6 & 9, in optimum ratio
  4. Rare source of GLA (gamma linolenic acid), used to reduce inflammation
  5. High in Fibre, low in Carbohydrates
  6. Good source of Phytosterols
  7. Minerals including Calcium, Magnesium, Iron and Zinc.
  8. Vitamin E and other Antioxidants
  9. B Vitamins including folate
  10. Benefits heart health, digestive health & skin health


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!


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

Hemp Buzz Smoothie

Green Gold Super Juice


Berry Hemp Superfood Smoothie


Creamy Chocolate Hemp Smoothie

Creamy Chocolate Hemp Smoothie for Two


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

Cherry Hemp Muesli


Chia Hemp & Flax Pudding

Chia, Flax, & Hemp Seed Pudding

Crunchy Hemp Coconut Fruit Salad

Crunchy Hemp Coconut Fruit Salad

Power Gluten-Free Muffins

Healthy Power Muffins that Happen to Be Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Nut-Free!



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

RECIPE – http://happyherbcompany.com/content/mango-hemp-ice-cream


Hemp Matcha Chocolates

VIDEO – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83xRPZuUv0I

RECIPE – http://happyherbcompany.com/content/green-goddess-chocolates


Chocolate Hemp Pudding

Raw Chocolate Hemp Pudding

Cashew Hemp Seed Bliss Balls


Raw Hemp Protein Bars

Hemp Protein Bars


Hemp adds a beautiful nutty flavour & mega nutrition to raw crackers and kale chips…move over cashews!


Flax & Hemp Seed Crackers

Homemade Almond, Flax, Hemp Seed Crackers (Grain-Free, Paleo)

Chipotle Hemp Kale Chips

Chipotle & Hemp Kale Chips for Movie Night, Farm Visit & My Teaching Debut!


Sour Hemp & Onion Kale Chips

Sour Hemp and Onion Kale Chips



Sprinkle as a salad garnish, blend up a divine dressing, or whip up a dip.

Hemp Pesto


Dill-icious Hemp Dip


Speedy Summer Hemp Power Salad

Speedy Summer Hemp Power Salad

Beet Goat Cheese Salad with Toasted Hemp & Sesame


Vegan Ranch Dressing

Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe – dairy, egg, nut, & soy-free



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

Black Bean Hemp Burgers [Vegan]


Hemp Pasta


Hemp Bread


Well, there you go…that’s quite a list to get you salivating.

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