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toasted hemp seeds recipes

From the White Lotus Kitchen

Hemp is one of the world’s oldest plants — possibly one of its most misrepresented and misunderstood. The plant is a great fiber source used to make numerous products including clothing, paper, and as we probably all know, even the first American flag. Hemp seeds are one of the highest sources of the Omegas 3, 6, and 9. The seeds are a strong source of available protein and can be eaten raw or toasted as in the recipe below. Hemp seeds make an amazing milk or cream and can be added to smoothies both for a protein source and to provide a nutty flavor and creamy texture. For many people, hemp as a protein is far more digestible than soy. The following simple recipe uses hulled hemp seeds, also known as “hemp hearts” which taste very similar to pine nuts. They make an easy, incredible snack or addition to salads, soups or grains when sprinkled on top. What a great way to get your EFA’s.

Hulled hemp seeds can be bought at your health food store or online through any number of companies. Look for sources that have fewer hulls, more hearts. That is the key to tasty hemp. Some which we have enjoyed are Rocky Mountain Grain Products ordered through healing-source.com; other sources are nutiva.com or naturesperfectfood.com.

Recipe:
Large dry skillet
2 cups hemp hearts
Tamari, Braggs Liquid Aminos, or Sea Salt

In a large cast iron or any other dry skillet, toast approximately 2 cups of hemp hearts over a gentle, low heat. Stir or shake pan consistently. When the seeds begin to pop or darken slightly, remove from heat and lightly spray with Tamari or Braggs or sprinkle sea salt to taste. Continue to toss or shake seeds in the pan until the salt source has dried and pour onto cookie sheet or wooden plate to cool.

Hemp is one of the world's oldest plants — possibly one of its most misrepresented and misunderstood. The plant is a great fiber source used to make numerous products including clothing, paper, and as we probably all know, even the first American flag. Hemp seeds are one of the highest sources of the Omegas 3, 6, and 9. The seeds are a strong source of available protein and

Hemp Seed Recipes: How to Use Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds are a very healthy source of protein for vegetarians and are a simple superfood to include in any healthy diet. Browse through a few of these vegetarian and mostly vegan hempseed recipes and enjoy all those healthy hemp amino acids and essential fatty acids!

Breakfast Ideas Using Hemp Seeds

My favorite way to have hemp seeds for breakfast is to just sprinkle some into whatever cereal, granola or whole grain (I love having quinoa or quinoa flakes for breakfast) I’m having for breakfast. Another simple way to get some of those tasty crunchy omega-3 filled hemp seeds for breakfast is to sprinkle them on toast. They’re fantastic on toast with peanut butter (or soy nut butter or almond butter or whatever you use), and I love having toast with a little Earth Balance vegan margarine and a sprinkle of nutritional yeast and hemp seeds for a quick breakfast. It may sound odd, but don’t knock it till you try it! Here’s a few more healthy vegetarian and vegan breakfast recipe ideas to have hemp seeds for breakfast:

  • Raw foods granola trail mix recipe with hemp seeds
  • Homemade hemp milk

Salads with Hemp Seeds

A shake of hemp seeds goes well on just about any salad to transform your regular green salad into a superfood green salad – you really can’t go wrong. Here’s a few hemp seed salad recipes to try:

Browse through a few of these vegetarian and mostly vegan hemp seed recipes and enjoy all those healthy hemp amino acids and essential fatty acids!