Happy Wednesday friends! Today we wanted to post a quick blog about one of our favorite superfoods! Many people haven't heard of hemp hearts and if this is you- you are in for a treat! These tiny seed-like hearts pack in so many amazing nutrients and can be easily added into so many things! You can find this superfood at most grocery stores!
Hemp hearts are the “heart” of a shelled hemp seed. They are considered a “superfood” because they are rich in protein. They have almost the highest balance of proteins, fats, vitamins, and enzymes. Hemp hearts have been shown to decrease blood pressure, as well as lower the risks of colon and prostate cancer.
Hemp hearts can relieve indigestion because they have no known allergens. So people that are gluten intolerant, for example, can eat hemp hearts and have no problems. Hemp hearts are also good at suppressing the appetite. They can also give you an added boost of energy! Some hemp hearts may contain fatty acids and no cholesterol, which can help lower cholesterol.
How to Eat Hemp Hearts:
Sprinkle them on a salad
Blend them into a smoothie
Add them to cereal, both hot and cold
Bake them in your favorite treats for an added boost of protein
Eat them plain
Use them instead of nuts in a recipe
Hemp Heart Granola TransFormed
- Preheat Oven 450. Spray pan with Coconut Oil Spray
- 2 Cups Whole Grain Oats
- ¼ cup hemp hearts
- 1 Cup of crushed Nuts (Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans, Pumpkin seeds or Mix)
- ¼ Cup Ground Flax Seed
- 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
- ½ Tsp Salt
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 2 Tbsp Honey or Maple Syrup
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Mix first 6 ingredients in large bowl and spread over baking sheet. Bake on 450 for 3 min (stirring each minute). Mix together next 3 ingredients and pour over the toasted mixture. Bake another 2-3 minutes or until crispy! Makes 8-10 servings. Enjoy!
Hemp Transformer Energy Bites
- 1 cup oatmeal (not quick cooking)
- 1/2 cup nut butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 cup coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup of Hemp Hearts (to roll the energy bites in)
Put all ingredients in one bowl, mix, and roll them in Hemp Hearts. Then let chill for 30 minutes in the fridge. Enjoy!
Also quick note that we will be offering a lunchtime Transformer Express class every Monday and Wednesday from 12:00-12:45 starting March 1st! If you are interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!
Have a wonderful rest of the week friends! Let's strive to honor God with our whole bodies this week through our nutrition by trying new foods that He has created for us!