Not to mention the fact that it can be made into a pair of pants, sipped as milk or eaten as cereal, hemp has many uses, and can contribute to living your life more naturally and sustainably. I love it for its protein content and its versatility, especially for breakfast. A few fun facts about hemp seeds:
- 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds contains about 5 grams of protein (almonds have about 3 1/2 grams).
- great source of essential fatty acids, easier to chew and break down than chia seeds so you can absorb those healthy fats.
- Some protein powders can cause some gastrointestinal discomfort (ok, I will go ahead and say it. Gas.). Many people have found that hemp protein powder doesn’t effect them negatively in this way. Toss a small handful of hemp seeds into your smoothie.
Recipe? We don’t need an in depth recipe – just try one of these options out next time you pick up some hemp seeds in the bulk section of the store:
- add a small handful of hemp seeds to your granola or oatmeal in the morning
- throw some into a batch of cookie or brownies (like I did with my superfood hazelnut chocolate chip brownies (recipe to come))
- blend them into your smoothies
I even sprinkled them on top of an egg-spinach-feta strata I made the other day (recipe to come). Go nuts with hemp seeds. More info on hemp: