Hemp is one of the healthiest plants on the planet. It is naturally resistant to pests, which means that it doesn’t always require harmful pesticides even when grown on a commercial scale. You will be please to know that as a food, hemp seeds have an abundance of health benefits. I have gathered 39 of the best hemp recipes below, but first, let’s take a quick look at why this plant food is so good for us.
Health benefits of hemp seeds
(in a nutshell)
- Protein Power Super Star – Hemp is one of the most complete proteins in the plant food kingdom, containing ALL 21 known amino acids (the building blocks of protein). Protein is responsible for making neurotransmitters – the essential internal messaging service that sends the signals around your body to make it function. Hemp is well recognised as a super-food by those seeking a healthy protein source.
- The perfect balance of omega essential fats
Hemp contains nature’s perfect ratio (3:1) of omega 3 to omega 6 essential fatty acids – a unique accomplishment in the plant world. These compounds have been shown to have a particularly beneficial effect on our health.
- GLA (gamma linolenic acid)
Hemp is an excellent source of GLA, which has been shown to help people with skin disorders, PMS, menopause, cancer, heart disease, arthritis and has good anti-inflammatory benefits.
- High fibre food (yes we really do spell fibre like that here in the UK!)
Like most plant foods, hemp seeds are rich in soluble and un-soluble fibre. Fibre naturally keeps the colon clear and gives you a satiated feeling, whilst helping to reduce sugar cravings.
- High in antioxidants
Hemp seed is high in the antioxidant vitamin E. It has also been found to contain tocopherol, which benefits both Alzheimer’s and atherosclerosis. Phytol is another powerful antioxidant from hemp seed, which has is known to have both antioxidant and anticancer properties.
Check out my full article for the incredible health benefits of hemp here:
Why are hemp seeds essential for health?
Some of the BEST EVER hemp recipes…
I LOVE hemp, so much that I’ve gathered together a wonderful list of 39 of the most delicious recipes that use either hemp seed, hemp protein powder or hemp oil below. You’ll find drinks, meals, salads, spreads, breakfasts listed. All are gluten-free and totally plant-based, for an extra infusion of high vibrational health.
Hemp Seed Recipes: Meals
1. Hemp & Beet Veggie Burgers by Anastasia, Kind Earth
2. BBQ Jackfruit Pizza with Hemp Seed Vegan ‘Cheddar’ by Ashley from Blissful Basil
3. Sweet Potato Hemp Burgers by Anastasia, Kind Earth
4. Sunflower Hemp Falafel by Meal Garden
5. Lemon Hemp Seed Pesto by Sophia from Veggies Don’t Bite
6. Hemp Alfredo Sauce by Ashley from Blissful Basil
Hemp Recipes: Delicious Sweet Treats
7. Hemp & Pumpkin Seed Flapjack Bars (Oat Bars) by Anastasia
8. Raw Chocolate Hempseed Superfood Brownies by Anastasia, Kind Earth
9. Fudgey Hemp Carob Butter by Unconventional Baker
10. Decadent Spicy Raw Carob Hemp Bites by Audrey from Unconventional Baker
11. Maca & Hemp Seed Superfood Raw Vegan Chocolate by Anastasia
12. Superseed Energy Balls with Hemp by Anastasia, Kind Earth
13. Raw Protein Power Balls with hemp protein, cacao, chai and flax by Trinity from Trinity’s Kitchen
14. Crunchy Quinoa Cookies – Hemp Infused by Jo from Including Cake!
15. Carrot Cake Energy Bites with hemp by Veganocity
16. Decadent Raw Hemp Chocolates by Unconventional Baker
17. “Peanut Butter Amazeballs” with hemp seeds by A Virtual Vegan
18. Raw Hemp Energy Balls by Ana
19. Blueberry Pecan Cookies with hemp hearts by Jennifer from Veggie Inspired Journey
20. Let’s also enjoy these delectable Superfood Energy Balls by Harriet Emily
21. Carob Cosmos Energy Bars with Hemp Seeds by Anastasia
Hemp Inspired Salads & Sides
23. Garlic, Dill & Hemp ‘Cheese’ (vegan) by Alissa at Connoisseurs Veg
24. Hemp & Lemon Hummus with Hemp Seeds by Anastasia, Kind Earth
25. Cabbage, Apple & Pomegranate Hemp Salad with Ginger-Almond Dressing by Emma from Coconuts & Berries
27. Wild Garlic & Beet Salad with Hemp Dressing by Anastasia
28. Hemp & Parsley Salad Dressing by Anastasia
29. Tahini & Kale Protein Bowl with hemp seeds by Zuzana from Active Vegetarian
Hemp Recipes: Delicious Hemp Smoothies and Drinks
31. Homemade Vanilla Hemp Milk in 2 Minutes by Anastasia
32. Green Superfood Pineapple Hemp Smoothie by Anastasia
34. Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate with hemp & cashew by Anastasia
35. Spiced Chocolate-Chaga Elixir with hemp by Emma from Coconuts & Berries
36. Hemp Power Protein Smoothie with blueberries by Kind Earth
37. Ginger & Hemp ‘Heal Yourself’ Power Smoothie by Anastasia, Kind Earth
Healthy Hemp Breakfasts
38. No-bake Cherry Chocolate Granola with hemp by Veganocity
39. Hemp & Flax Seed Vegan Keto Porridge
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Do check out my article on the health benefits of hemp here:
Why are health seeds beneficial for health?
Happy Healthful Eating