Hemp is one of the most nutrient rich and versatile foods on the planet and a little goes a long way!
Boost your intake of essential vitamins and minerals each day by incorporating more of this superfood into your diet.
1. Sprinkle over your meals
Sprinkle one tablespoon of hemp seeds over your meals. Whether it’s a side salad or a full meal, hemp seeds add a delicious nutty flavour to any meal. 1 tbsp of hemp seeds contains 5.3 g of protein and 13% of your total required daily intake of iron.
2. Stir into some coconut yoghurt
Stir one tablespoon of hemp seeds into some coconut yoghurt for a super delicious high protein snack or quick and easy breakfast. You can bulk up the meal with your favourite granola and seasonal fruit.
3. Add hemp oil to your coffee
Bulletproof coffee is everywhere at the moment. The theory is that starting your day with healthy fats is great for cognitive function, metabolism efficiency and energy. Research shows that consuming MCT’s (medium-chain triglycerides) which are naturally found in coconut oil, can induce fat loss over time. Usually these supercharged cups of joe are made with grass fed butter or ghee and MCT oil. Try stirring 1 tsp. of hemp oil along with 1 tsp. of coconut oil into your coffee.
4. Mix hemp protein into your smoothies
Hemp protein is easy for the body to digest and contains the perfect omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acid ratio. Add a heaped tbsp. to your smoothies to boost the protein intake each day.
5. Use hemp flour in your baking
Hemp flour is high in fibre, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. It’s also gluten free! Hemp flour has a rich and nutty flavour that makes a great addition to your muffin and pancake recipes. Start with incorporating half the amount of flour in the recipe with hemp flour.
Hemp is a food that can be added to any savoury or sweet recipe. If you’re not familiar with it yet, you can start with the suggestions above and get even more creative with uses over time.
Guest Blog written by Maz Valcorza - Author of Uncooked & The Naked Vegan, Maz has been working with healthy vegan and allergy friendly foods for the last 6 years. Maz is also an Everyday Vegan on www.everydayvegan.tv where her role is to create and run online courses teaching viewers how to make healthy and delicious vegan food. She loves food and lives for sharing how easy and awesome it is to connect with ourselves, each other and our planet through nourishing our bodies and souls..... follow Maz on instagram.