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.

Enjoy!

Hemp Seed Recipes: Meals

1. Hemp & Beet Veggie Burgers by Anastasia, Kind Earth

Hemp seed & beetroot burgers - gluten-free vegan by Anastasia at Kind Earth

2. BBQ Jackfruit Pizza with Hemp Seed Vegan ‘Cheddar’ by Ashley from Blissful Basil

BBQ-Jackfruit-Pizza-by Blissful Basil

3. Sweet Potato Hemp Burgers by Anastasia, Kind Earth

Sweet potato hemp burgers by Anastasia, gluten-free, vegan

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

Alfredo by Blissful Basil

Hemp Recipes: Delicious Sweet Treats

7. Hemp & Pumpkin Seed Flapjack Bars (Oat Bars)  by Anastasia
Flapjack oat bars with hemp seed and pumpkin seeds - sweetened with dates #vegan #glutenfree #hemp

8. Raw Chocolate Hempseed Superfood Brownies by Anastasia, Kind Earth

Raw Chocolate Hemp Seed Brownies - gluten-free, vegan, naturally sweetened 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

Super Seed Energy Balls with hemp, pumpkin, flax and sunflower seeds by Anastasia, Kind Earth - gluten-free, vegan

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

22. How to make a delicious ‘Hemp & Parsley’ salad dressing by Trinity

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

26. Superfood Salad to Boost Your Immune System Fast

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

30. Super Immune Boosting Smoothie with Turmeric, Ginger & Hemp by Anastasia

Super immune boosting smoothie with turmeric and ginger by Anastasia, Kind Earth

31. Homemade Vanilla Hemp Milk in 2 Minutes by Anastasia

Hemp milk

32. Green Superfood Pineapple Hemp Smoothie by Anastasia

Pineapple green smoothie recipe with kale, avocado, hemp seeds and dates. By Anastasia, Kind Earth - vegan, gluten-free deliciousness

33. Blueberry Hempster Smoothie with homemade cashew milk by Anastasia

Blueberry hempster smoothie with lots of powerful health benefits by Anastasia - Kind Earth

34. Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate with hemp & cashew by Anastasia

Easy vegan hot chocolate made from scratch in a blender using cashews and hempseeds, ginger, cacao and maple syrup - by Anastasia, Kind Earth

35. Spiced Chocolate-Chaga Elixir with hemp by Emma from Coconuts & Berries

Hemp Chaga Drink from Coconut and Berries

36. Hemp Power Protein Smoothie with blueberries by Kind Earth

Hemp power protin powder smoothie recipe

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

Anastasia ♥

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