Hemp Hearts: 4 easy and tasty recipes Yum

June 02, 2023 3 min read

Hemp hearts, also known as hemp seeds, are a small but mighty ingredient that can add a big nutritional boost to your meals. These tiny seeds are a favorite among those trying to increase their intake of plant-based foods since they are high in protein, fiber, and good fats.

In addition to being delicious, hemp hearts also offer a range of health benefits. They are a complete protein source, meaning they contain all nine essential amino acids that the body needs but cannot produce on its own. Additionally, they contain significant amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which can help lower inflammation and enhance heart health.

Overall, hemp hearts are a flexible and wholesome ingredient that is simple to include to your regular meals. In this article, we will explore some easy and tasty recipes that use hemp hearts as a main ingredient.

 

Hemp Heart Granola

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup hemp hearts
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (such as almonds or walnuts)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions:

  • Set the oven to 300 °F.
  • In a large bowl, mix together rolled oats, hemp hearts, and chopped nuts.
  • In a small saucepan, heat maple syrup and coconut oil over low heat until melted.
  • Pour maple syrup mixture over the oat mixture and stir until well combined.
  • Add cinnamon and salt and stir again.
  • Spread the granola mixture evenly onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until golden brown and crispy.
  • Let cool completely before serving.

 

Hemp Heart Pesto

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup hemp hearts
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste 

Instructions:

  • In a food processor, pulse together basil leaves, hemp hearts, Parmesan cheese, and garlic until well combined.
  • While the food processor is running, slowly pour in the olive oil until the pesto is smooth and creamy.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and pulse again.
  • Use the pesto as a sauce for pasta, as a spread for sandwiches, or as a dip for vegetables.

 

Hemp Heart Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp hemp hearts
  • Toppings: sliced banana, fresh berries, granola, shredded coconut

Instructions:

  • In a blender, blend together frozen banana, frozen berries, almond milk, and hemp hearts until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with sliced banana, fresh berries, granola, and shredded coconut.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

 

Hemp Heart Energy Bites

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup hemp hearts
  • 1/2 cup nut butter (such as almond or peanut butter)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt 

Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, mix together rolled oats and hemp hearts.
  • In a small saucepan, heat nut butter and honey over low heat until melted.
  • Pour nut butter mixture over the oat mixture and stir until well combined.
  • Add chocolate chips, vanilla extract, and salt and stir again.
  • On a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, form the mixture into bite-sized balls.
  • Before serving, let the food cool for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

 

Conclusion:

Hemp hearts are a delicious and nutritious ingredient that can be used in a variety of recipes. From granola to pesto to smoothie bowls and energy bites, the possibilities are endless.

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