Hemp seeds are a no brainer for people of all food lifestyles. They are especially great for vegans and vegetarians (or anyone) looking for a plant-based source of protein, omega-3 and magnesium. One serving of our raw, cold-processed hemp seeds has a whopping 10g of protein, 3.3g of Omega 3 ALA & SDA, and 50% of the recommended daily value of magnesium.
Hemp seeds have all 10 amino acids, which make then a complete protein. Of course, you can rest easy knowing that our hemp seeds are certified organic, so we never use chemicals to grow or process them. Excited yet? We are too. Getting one serving a day is so simple, and we’re here to give you 5 great ideas for adding 3 spoons a day for your health.
1.) Sprinkle Seeds on Everything!
Adding hemp seeds to your diet is incredibly easy, but the simplest way by far is to sprinkle them on everything. Hemp seeds have a mild and delicious nutty flavor and go great on top of oats, soup, chia pudding, mixed into a stew, salads… you get the picture. Think outside the box! Sprinkle loads of hemp seed on top of your spaghetti or other main dishes, like Roasted Eggplant over Brown Rice.
2.) Add a Tablespoon to Your Next Smoothie or Shake
Hemp seeds go great in any of your favorite smoothies, shakes, or as a topper on your homemade juice. Whether you love green drinks or chocolaty banana shakes, hemp seeds will fit right into the mix. You can even double your smoothie’s protein by adding hemp seeds along with our Hempshake or Hi-Fiber Hemp Protein.
3.) Superfood your Pesto
Yes that’s right, hemp seeds find themselves right at home in a pesto recipe. Because our hempseed are cold-processed, they are not only raw but maintain a nice nutty flavor. This flavor translates great in any recipe using pine nuts, especially pesto. Delight your taste buds with a totally different take on pesto: Arugula and Hemp seed pesto.
4.) Make Hemp seed Tabouli
Tabouli is a bright and delicious Mediterranean meal that can be enjoyed any time of day. It’s perfect as an appetizer for a party or as a healthy, hearty lunch. Tabouli is typically made with only bulgur wheat, but you can superfood your tabouli by adding lots of hemp seeds. Try this great recipe from the Nutiva Kitchen for Hempseed Tabouli.
5.) Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Hemp seeds are excellent in desserts of all kinds. Looking for a dessert that’s gluten free, raw, or vegan? There’s a recipe for you! Raw foodies (and everyone else) can enjoy these decadent Raw Brownie Tahini Caramel Cupcakes…yum! Avoiding gluten? Try these protein rich Nut Butter Granola Squares. Looking for a more traditional baked dessert? Check out this great recipe for Hemp seed Almond Thumbprint Cookies. Consider making a super quick and easy dessert for you and the kids with hemp seeds.
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What are your favorite ways to enjoy hemp seeds? We’d love to know! Share in the comments section so we can all learn from you.