39 of The Best Hemp Recipes Ever (and why hemp is a super healthy food)

  • Lots of delicious hemp recipes - all vegan and gluten-free

Hemp is one of the healthiest plants on the planet. It is naturally resistant to pests, so it doesn’t require harmful pesticides even when grown on a commercial scale. As a food, hemp seeds have an abundance of health benefits.


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.
  • Perfect balance of omega essential fats
    Hemp contains natures perfect ratio (3:1) of omega 3 to omega 6 essentially 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 reduces 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 recipes with hemp…

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.



Delicious Hemp Smoothies and Drinks

1. Ginger & Hemp ‘Heal Yourself’ Power Smoothie by Trinity’s Conscious Kitchen

2. Healing Hemp & Mango Superfood Smoothie Bowl by Trinity’s Kitchen

3. Hemp Power Protein Smoothie with blueberries by Trinity from Trinity’s Kitchen

4. Homemade Vanilla Hemp Milk in 2 Minutes by Trinity


5. Green Superfood Smoothie with hemp protein, chia & maca by Trinity

6. Blueberry Hempster Smoothie with homemade cashew milk by Trinity 

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

Amazing Hemp Inspired Meals

8. Hemp & Beet Veggie Burgers by Trinity’s Conscious Kitchen

9. Hemp Falafel with Sunflower Seed Dip by Contentedness Cooking

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

BBQ-Jackfruit-Pizza-by Blissful Basil


11. Cauliflower Hemp Burger by Sophia from Veggies Don’t Bite

12. Lemon Hemp Seed Pesto by Sophia from Veggies Don’t Bite

13. Hemp Alfredo Sauce by Ashley from Blissful Basil

Alfredo by Blissful Basil


Hemp Inspired Salads & Sides

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


15. Hemp & Lemon Hummus with Hemp Seeds by Trinity

16. Cabbage, Apple & Pomegranate Hemp Salad with Ginger-Almond Dressing by Emma from Coconuts & Berries

17. Superfood Salad to Boost Your Immune System Fast by Trinity

18. Garlic, Dill & Hemp ‘Cheese’ (vegan) by Alissa at Connoisseurs Veg

19. Wild Garlic & Beet Salad with Hemp Dressing by Trinity

20. Hemp & Parsley Salad Dressing by Trinity

21. Tahini & Kale Protein Bowl with hemp seeds by Zuzana from Active Vegetarian


Healthy Hemp Breakfasts

22. Hemp Porridge by Jo from Including Cake!

23. No-bake Cherry Chocolate Granola with hemp by Veganocity

24. Happy Hemp Superfood Breakfast Bowl by Trinity



25. Cherry Berry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl by Linda at Veganocity


Delicious Hemp Sweet Treats

26. Carob Cosmos Bars with Hemp Seeds by Trinity’s Conscious Kitchen

27. Hemp & Pumpkin Seed Flapjack Bars (Oat Bars)  by Trinity

Flapjack oat bars with hemp and pumpkin seeds - sweetened with dates #vegan #glutenfree #hemp

28. Raw Chocolate Hempseed Superfood Brownies by Trinity Bourne

Raw Chocolate Hemp Brownies by Trinity #glutenfree #vegan #hempseed

29. Decadent Spicy Raw Carob Hemp Bites by Audrey from Unconventional Baker

30. Raw Protein Power Balls with hemp protein, cacao, chai and flax by Trinity from Trinity’s Kitchen

31. Crunchy Quinoa Cookies – Hemp Infused by Jo from Including Cake!

32. Carrot Cake Energy Bites with hemp by Veganocity

33. Chocolate Hemp Seed Butter from Strength & Sunshine

34. “Peanut Butter Amazeballs” with hemp seeds by A Virtual Vegan

35. Raw Hemp Energy Balls by Trinity’s Conscious Kitchen


36. Lime Cashew (or Hemp) Cookies by Zuzana from Active Vegetarian

37. Blueberry Pecan Cookies with hemp hearts by Jennifer from Veggie Inspired Journey


38. Healthy Power Vegan Gluten-free Muffins made with hemp hearts by Alisa from Go Dairy Free

39. And let’s go out celebrating with these delectable Superfood Energy Balls by Harriet Emily

Thanks for tuning in. If you like these recipes, please share the love by posting on your social media pages.

Do check out my article on the health benefits of hemp here:
Why are health seeds beneficial for health?

Happy Healthful Eating

Trinity ♥

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Lots of delicious hemp recipes - all vegan and gluten-free


  1. Jenn August 5, 2015 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    Great roundup, Trinity!! Hemp hearts are one of my favorite things! Thanks for including my Blueberry Pecan Cookies. Sharing now!

  2. Alissa August 5, 2015 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    I love hemp seeds and am alwasy looking for new ways to use them. LOVE this creative collection of recipes! Everything looks delicious! Thank you for including my vegan hemp cheese! 🙂

  3. Florian @ContentednessCooking August 5, 2015 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Awesome and wonderful collection, love all the recipes! Thank you so much for including my falafel!

  4. Linda @ Veganosity August 5, 2015 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Fantastic roundup, Trinity! Thanks for including my recipes along with all of the other beautiful ones. 🙂

  5. Sophia @Veggies Don't Bite August 5, 2015 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for including all my recipes! Fantastic round up. I shared on my social media too!

  6. Audrey @ Unconventional Baker August 7, 2015 at 3:41 am - Reply

    Wow, I want one of every recipe — they all look sooo good 🙂 I can’t wait to try some of these recipes out — especially the more savory ones. I’m always so curious about those 🙂 Thanks for pulling these together.

  7. Nikki Perry December 6, 2016 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    Hi Trinity!
    I really wanted to start using hemp seeds but I managed to pick up ones still in their shell and didn’t realize until I had opened the packet and couldn’t return them, all the recipes I’ve looked at so far use shelled hemp and im wondering what to do with these ones, i tried sprouting them but its didnt work. many thanks in advance, Nikki (tournelignum)

    • Hi Nikki,
      How lovely to see you here.
      Ahhhhw! The reminds me of my first hemp seed encounter. Same sort of thing. I was baffled at first and the internet was just new back then too, so I couldn’t google it. Unfortunately, because you need a special license to grow hemp in this country, they have to sell seeds that are not sproutable 🙁 I like the way you are thinking though – very resourceful.
      The one recipe that I do know for hemp seeds with their shells on is hemp milk (and then strain off the pulp with muslin cloth or a nut bag). You could probably just play with it and come up with something great. The one thing I would say is that hemp milk tastes way better when it is chilled (I love it right out of the fridge, but it is ‘so so’ when room temperature.
      I would use…
      1 part hemp seeds to between 4 & 8 parts water.
      Soak over night.
      Blend in high powered blender (if you have, otherwise just make do – I’ve used a hand blender plenty for that sort of thing).
      You can add vanilla and sweetener too (for me that is maybe 1 tsp vanilla extract and a tablespoon of maple syrup.

      Not sure if that helps. Good luck.

  8. Linda from Veganosity June 20, 2017 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    I love hemp too! I’m going to try all of these mouthwatering recipes soon. Thank you for including so many of our recipes, Trinity. 🙂 Sharing!

  9. Joshua Howard July 31, 2019 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Hi, Trinity! Thank you for sharing these great recipes! Hemp is super healthy and it’s a good source of protein. Can’t wait to try these recipes!

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