Hemp seeds have a wonderful, mild, nutty flavor that makes them extremely versatile in many recipes. You can use them to make amazing salad dressings and dips, like the one I have to share with you today, to throw into salads or on top of cooked veggie meals, made into raw desserts, stuffed into dates or celery sticks for a quick snack, or blended with water, then strained, to make a luscious hemp seed milk.
The fact that hemp seeds have a fabulous nutritional profile is a huge bonus given how yummy they are.
If you’ve ever struggled to find a good source of vegan protein, look no further. Hemp contains 11 grams of protein per 3 tablespoons, as well as all 10 essential amino acids.
In addition, hemp has a unique makeup of protein that gives an amazing boost to the immune system. Hemp seeds are also very high in essential omega-3 fats.
It's helpful to focus on consuming plant fats high in omega-3s like chia, flax and hemp seeds the majority of the time, instead of plant fats higher in omega-6 and 9 (like most nuts, other seeds, avocado and vegetable oils) to ensure you get enough of these harder-to-obtain omega 3s.
Not convinced or new to using hemp seeds? Let this recipe show you how tasty they are!
Creamy Raw Hemp Cilantro Dip