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Hemp Recipes: 20 Amazing Recipes (and why you should try them)

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Hemp is a fantastic superfood that many health buffs and gourmet chefs are raving about more and more each day. Aside from being one of the healthiest ingredients on the planet, it is easy to grow, making it an abundant food source that people all over the world can enjoy. In this post we will be sharing our top Hemp Recipes you have to try.

Hemp Hearts Vs. Seeds

Hemp is a close relative of the marijuana plant. Belonging to the same Cannabis Sativa family, it is rich in CBD oil and can also be used as a source of food and fiber for commercial or industrial purposes. When it comes to using hemp for food, you can work with either hemp seeds or hemp hearts.

Hemp seeds are, as the name suggests, the seeds of the hemp plant. The seeds have a hard, nut-like exterior, and it can be used in various snack recipes. Hemp hearts, on the other hand, are the product of hulled hemp seeds (the inside of hemp seeds). The hearts are the soft, chewy interior of the seeds.

Hemp seeds have many benefits including their high content of fatty acids and proteins that help support good health and nutrition. Eating hemp hearts is an even more concentrated way to reap the benefits of hemp seed!

So that you can make the most out of hemp, here are a few amazing hemp recipes that make use of either hemp seeds or hemp hearts that you should definitely give a try!

Hemp Heart Recipes

Hemp hearts are rich in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. This ingredient is also rich in protein and vitamins.

Here’s some Hemp Recipes to show you how it can be used for your everyday meals.

1) Hemp Energy Bites

Ingredients:

■1/2 cup Hemp hearts

■ 1 cup quick oats

■6 dates

■ 3 tbsp maple syrup

■1/2 tsp cinnamon

■ 1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Add 1 teaspoon of water to help the mixture clump up. Scoop the mixture into small balls and refrigerate.

2) Hemp heart Granola

Hemp Recipes Granola

Ingredients

■3 cups quick or rolled oats

■ 1/2 cup hemp hearts

■1 cup pecans

■ 1/4 cup coconut oil

■1/2 cup apple sauce

■ honey to taste

■1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

Combine all the dry ingredients thoroughly. Top with the applesauce and honey, making sure that all ingredients have been properly coated. Spread the granola mixture in a non-stick baking sheet and place in a 350-degree oven for 20 minutes. Flip the granola over and bake for another 20 minutes. Let the granola cool down before cutting.

3) Hemp Heart Tabbouleh Salad

Hemp Salad

Ingredients

■1 cup hemp hearts

■ 1 tomato diced

■1/2 onion diced

■ 1 clove garlic chopped

■small bunch of mint leaves

■ 2 tbsp hemp oil

■1/2 lemon

■ 1 avocado diced

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Add salt, pepper, and lemon juice to taste. Serve on top of bread, crackers or radicchio leaves.

4) Hemp Heart Hummus

Ingredients

■1 1/2 cups chickpeas

■ 5 tablespoons hemp hearts

■1 cloves garlic

■ 1/3 cup lemon juice

■2 tablespoons tahini

■ 1 tablespoon olive oil or hemp oil

Instructions

Combine all the ingredients in a food processor. Add salt and pepper to taste. You can also add more lemon juice, garlic or tahini to make hummus with a more robust flavor.

5) Hemp Heart Cookies

Ingredients

■1/2 cup hemp hearts

■ 1 cup almond flour

■1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

■ 1 cup rolled oats

■1/2 tsp baking powder

■ 2 tbsp coconut oil or hemp oil

■1/4 cup almond butter

■ 1/2 almonds

■1/2 tsp flax seed (ground)

■ dash of vanilla

■pinch of salt

Instructions

Combine the flaxseed and the almond milk in a bowl. After letting it sit for an hour, combine all the wet ingredients. In a separate bowl, sift all the dry ingredients and mix them thoroughly. Combine the contents of both bowls, then scoop out small balls from the mixture. Flatten the dough balls on a baking sheet and bake in a 350 F oven for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

6) Hemp Hearts Porridge

Ingredients

■2/3 cup hemp hearts

■ 1/4 cup almond flour

■ 1 1/2 cup almond milk

■1/4 cup shredded coconut

■ 4 tbsp flax or chia seeds

■1 ripe banana mashed

■ 1/2 tsp cinnamon

■sprinkle of nutmeg

■ salt to taste

■splash of vanilla

■ maple syrup to taste

Instructions

Bring the almond milk to boil in a pot. Add the rest of the ingredients thoroughly one by one. Mix everything until the right thickness and consistency are achieved. Add maple syrup and salt to taste.

7) Hemp Heart Felafel

Ingredients

■1 can chickpeas

■ 5 tbsp hemp hearts

■1/2 cup mint leaves

■ 1/2 cup parsley

■1 garlic clove minced

■ 1/2 onion chopped

■3 tbsp almond flour

■ 1 tsp powdered coriander

■1 tsp cumin

■ 1/2 tsp paprika

■salt

■ pepper

■olive oil

Instructions

Combine the chickpeas, parsley, and mint in a food processor and pulse it until the mixture becomes grainy. Add the rest of the ingredients in the processor and combine it until the mixture becomes smooth. Roll the mixture into small balls and bake in a 450 F oven for 15 minutes until golden brown.

8) Hemp Heart Frittata

Ingredients

■1 dozen eggs

■ 1/2 cup hemp hearts

■1 tsp hemp hearts set aside from garnishing

■ 1/2 cup shredded carrots

■1 medium-size zucchini sliced thinly

■ 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes

■1/4 cup feta cheese

■ olive oil

■salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Broil the zucchini slices in the oven using a well-oiled baking sheet until it is lightly browned. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and the rest of the ingredients. Put the mixture in an oven-proof skillet and put the broiled zucchini on top. Sprinkle the top with more hemp hearts, and you can also add more sun-dried tomatoes if desired. Add salt and pepper to taste. Bake the frittata in a 375 F oven for 18 minutes. Slice into wedges and serve hot.

9) Hemp Heart Protein Pudding

Hemp Heart Protein Pudding

Ingredients

■1 1/2 cup coconut milk

■ 3 tbsp Hemp hearts

■3 tbsp chia seeds

■ Dash of vanilla

■maple syrup to taste

Instructions

Combine all the ingredients and whisk them together. Add a dash of vanilla and maple syrup to taste. Refrigerate the mixture for a couple of hours until it thickens. You can add more hemp hearts or chia seeds to make the pudding thicker.

10) Fresh Hemp Heart Detox Salad

Hemp Recipes

Ingredients

■1/2 cup hemp hearts

■ 1/3 cup sunflower seeds

■1/2 cup raising

■ 1/3 cup chopped parsley or cilantro

■1/2 onion

■ 1 small carrot

■1 small cauliflower head

■ 2 cups kale

■1/2 red cabbage

Instructions

Chop or shred the cabbage, kale, cauliflower, carrot, and onion finely using a knife or a food processor. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl. Serve as a fresh garden salad or toss it with your favorite citrus dressing.

Hemp Seed Recipes

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Hemp seeds are rich in essential nutrients, and they offer a slightly nutty taste. They can be cooked to make it more digestible or eaten raw to add crunch and texture. Aside from containing fatty acids, hemp seeds may offer more fiber content than hemp hearts.

Here’s how you can incorporate your seeds in your Hemp Recipes.

11) Whole Hemp Seed milk

Whole Hemp Seed Milk

Ingredients

■ 1 cup whole hemp seeds

■4 cups of distilled water

■ 1 tsp vanilla extract

■1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend everything until you get a smooth mixture. Filter or strain the mixture and refrigerate the hemp milk. You can use hemp milk as a lactose-free alternative to cow’s milk.

12) Whole Hemp Seed Granola

Ingredients

■1/3 cup whole hemp seeds for crunch and texture

■ 1/3 cup hemp seed hearts

■3 1/4 cup oats

■ 1/3 cup sunflower or chia seeds

■1/2 cup ground flax

■ 1/3 cup pecans or almonds chopped

■1/2 cup wheat germ

■ 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup

■3/4 cup dried fruit or raisins

■ 1/3 cup vegetable oil

■1/2 tsp vanilla extract

■ 1/4 cup hemp protein

■Pinch of salt

■ Pinch of Cinnamon

Instructions

Combine all of the ingredients thoroughly in a mixing bowl. Spread the mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and place it in a 325 F oven for 20 minutes. Allow the granola to cool down before cutting and store in an airtight container.

13) Hemp Seed Salsa

Hemp Recipes Salsa

Ingredients

■1/2 cup hemp seeds

■ 6 ripe tomatoes

■1/2 red onion

■ 1 marinated chipotle pepper

■1 lime

■ 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped

■1-3 cloves of garlic, chopped

Instructions

Toast the hemp seeds lightly. Chop the tomatoes finely or add all the ingredients in a food processor. Add the juice of one lime. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve as a dip for nachos or as a dressing on tacos and burritos.

14) Whole Hemp Seed Muffins

Whole Hemp Seed Muffins

Ingredients

■1/3 cup whole hemp seeds

■ 1 can of pumpkin

■1/2 cup of raisins or cranberries

■ 1 1/4 all-purpose flour

■1/4 cup hemp flour

■ 1/2 tsp baking powder

■1/2 tsp baking soda

■ 2 eggs

■1/2 tsp salt

■ 1/2 tsp nutmeg

■1/2 tsp cinnamon

■ 1/2 clove powder

Instructions

Sift all the flours, baking soda, and baking powder together in a mixing bowl. Whisk the eggs and add the pumpkin as well as the other spices thoroughly. Combine all ingredients and fold the hemp seeds, and the rest of the other ingredients last. Make sure that the batter is moist before scooping it into a muffin pan lined with paper cups. Fill each cup half full and bake in a 375 F oven for 20 minutes.

15) Hemp Seed Crackers

Ingredients

■1/2 cup hemp hearts

■ 1/4 cup whole hemp seeds

■1 zucchini

■ 1/2 cup flax seed, ground

■1/4 cup hemp flour

■ 2 tsp salt

■1/2 cup water

Instructions

Put all the ingredients into a food processor. Make sure that the mixture is spreadable. Add more water if needed. Spread the mixture onto a parchment paper and dehydrate each side until both sides are crispy.

Hemp Smoothies

Hemp Recipes Vegan Smoothie

Aside from making granola bars, pudding, salads, and other cooked dishes, hemp seed can also be made into smoothies. The addition of hemp hearts or whole hemp seeds in smoothies allows you to get more protein and fiber.

Here’s some Hemp Recipes that show you how you can make your everyday smoothies a lot more nutritious with hemp seeds.

16) Vegan Hemp Smoothie

Ingredients

■1/4 cup hemp hearts

■ 1 small knob of ginger

■1 frozen banana

■ 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks

■1 1/2 cups spinach leaves, chopped

■ 1 cup water or chilled coconut water

Instructions

Add all ingredients in the blender. Puree until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy. Add more liquid if you want the smoothie to be thinner.

17) Hemp seed and Strawberry Smoothie

Hemp Strawberries smoothie

Ingredients

■ 1/4 cup hemp hearts or hemp seeds if you want crunch and texture

■1 cup frozen strawberries

■ 1 cup other frozen berries (optional)

■1 cup plain yogurt

■ 1 cup fresh milk or coconut milk

Instructions

Put all ingredients in the blender and pulse until a creamy consistency is achieved.

18) Chocolate and Hemp Seed Smoothie

Ingredients

■2 tbsp hemp hearts

■ 1 frozen banana, sliced

■1 cup whole milk

■ 2 tbsp cocoa powder

■pinch of cinnamon

■ ½ cup of ice cubes

■Sugar to taste

Instructions

Blend all the ingredients to make a thick and creamy smoothie.

19) Hemp Seed Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

■2 tbsp hemp hearts

■ 1 tbsp hemp seed for topping

■1 cup rice milk or almond milk

■ 2 tsp tahini

■3 tbsp frozen blueberries

■ 1 frozen banana

■1 scoop of hemp protein powder or any protein powder of your choice

Instructions

Blend all ingredients to make a creamy smoothie. Top with hemp seeds and serve immediately.

20) Hemp Seed and Peanut Butter Smoothie

Protein seed smoothie.

Ingredients

■1 tbsp hemp hearts

■ 1 tsp cocoa powder

■2 tbsp unsweetened peanut butter

■ 3 tbsp rolled oats

■1 frozen banana

■ 3/4 cup non-dairy milk

■1 cup of ice

Instructions

Blend ingredients until smooth and serve immediately.

Conclusion

Hemp seed and hearts are a versatile ingredient, as they can be used to make a variety of simple, homemade goodies. However, what makes them an exceptional superfood is the fact that they contain protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals in such a small package.

Whether you want to enjoy the smooth taste of hemp hearts or the texture of hemp seeds, there are a variety of amazing hemp recipes that you can use to make simple salads, baked goodies, and desserts healthier. Aside from its practical uses and CBD oil content, hemp is a fantastic food source that can help promote nutrition and provide you with many health benefits.

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