Hemp seeds are derived from the hemp plant, also known as cannabis Sativa. These seeds are no less than any superfood as they provide a variety of nutrition.
Starting from omega- 3s and 6s to protein and fiber, these seeds might reduce symptoms of numerous underlying diseases. Below are given five easy hemp seed recipes, which will not only fulfil your appetite but will also satisfy your body’s needs.
Hemp seed recipes
Given below are a couple of hemp seed recipes with high protein:
Lentil, quinoa hemp seed meatballs
These are not the animal protein meatball but rather it’s a vegan version of the same. These vegan meatballs with marinara sauce can be enjoyed on some spaghetti as well as with a sub. This recipe is loaded with protein, fiber, and iron.
This recipe will make 14 meatballs:
- 1 cup cooked and drained red lentils
- ½ cup cooked quinoa
- 2 tbsp sundried tomatoes
- 1 tbsp oats flour
- 1 tsp yeast
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
- Salt to taste
- 1/8 tsp crushed black pepper
- ¾ cup gluten-free breadcrumbs or regular ones
- 1 ½ tbsp of coconut oil
- 2 to 3 tbsp shelled hemp seeds
- 1 tsp oregano seasoning
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
Combine all the ingredients leaving the breadcrumbs aside. Be careful not to overmix. Make balls out of the mixture of equal shape and size. Carefully roll the balls on the breadcrumbs while applying gentle pressure.
Heat a frypan or a skillet containing 1 ½ tbsp of coconut oil. When heated enough, fry the meatballs on medium heat until they turn golden brown. Or bake at 400F in a preheated oven for 15 minutes.
You can garnish the meatballs with some marinara if you want.
Hemp and banana muffins
This one is for all the health-conscious dessert lovers. These are healthy, vegan, and gluten-free muffins that are easy to bake. These are packed with omega-3, potassium, and proteins. These won’t spike your blood sugar as they are naturally sweetened using ripe bananas.
This recipe will serve 10 to 12 people:
- 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 6 tbsp warm water
- ¼ cup hemp hearts
- 1 cup any gluten-free flour
- 2 very ripe bananas, ones that have turned black
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 ½ baking powder
- 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ¼ cup chopped dry fruits (optional)
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted
Preheat the oven at 325F for 15 minutes. Combine flaxseeds and warm water together and keep it aside. In a large bowl mix flour, soda, baking powder, and salt.
Now into the flaxseed and water mixture, add bananas, sugar, oil, and vanilla extract. Mix well while smashing the bananas. Now combine the wet and dry mixtures. Lastly, add the hemp seeds to the mixture and start scooping into the muffin tray.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Garnish with some dry-fruits and serve it after they cool down a bit.
Hummus with hemp
Well, now you can make healthy dressing with hemp seeds. Well, this can be an excellent dip with your pita bread. It is packed with protein, healthy omega-3 fatty acids and can be prepared in under 10 minutes.
Ingredients required for this creamy hummus:
- ½ cup hulled hemp seeds
- 2 cans or 15-ounces of drained garbanzo beans
- ½ cup of water
- 2 to 3 tsp of mustard powder
- Salt to taste
- ½ cup lemon juice
- 2 to 3 garlic cloves or 1 tsp garlic powder
- ¼ cup fresh dill
- 2 tbsp white vinegar
In a food processor, add everything leaving the chickpeas. Blend until it forms a smooth texture. Now add the chickpeas and blend until the hummus gets a smooth texture. You are free to add water according to the thickness you like.
Hemp and chocolate protein balls
Everybody likes to have chocolate. So, how about some goodness of hemp mixed with chocolate. Dark chocolate is full of anti-oxidants and when mixed with hemp seeds, it becomes no less than a protein ball. This is a nut-free recipe in which dates have been used as sweeteners. So, it’s a GO for all those dessert lovers who are allergic to nuts.
This recipe will make 16 protein balls.
- 1 cup or 12-13 large pitted Medjool dates
- ¼ cup raw cacao nibs or mini dark chocolate
- ¼ cup hulled hemp seeds
- ¼ tsp of sea salt
- ¼ cup chia seed
- ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
- ¼ cup sesame seeds
- ¼ cup of cocoa powder
- ½ tsp pure vanilla extract or essence
Use a food processor for making the dates into a rough paste. Now add hemp, chia, cocoa powder, vanilla, sesame, cinnamon, and salt to the dates and process well.
Now add the cacao nibs and prepare a dough. In case the dough is not coming together, add water (one tsp at a time) to make it sticky. After achieving the desired consistency, shape the dough into small balls. Freeze the balls for 20 minutes to make them firm. These are an excellent source of protein and great to be consumed after a workout.
Hemp and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
Hear all the cookie lovers as you are getting a healthy snack to be partnered with your milk. Yes, imagine your chocolate chip cookie to be healthy as well as delicious. These cookies are packed with protein and just the right amount of sweet.
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup of coconut oil
- 1 tbsp flax seed
- 1 ½ cups brown sugar
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 tbsp chia seed
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- ½ tsp salt
- 3 tbsp water or dairy-free milk, cold
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1 ½ cup gluten-free flour
Start by preheating your oven at 350F for 15 minutes. In a bowl, mix peanut butter, coconut oil, brown sugar, and vanilla. In another bowl, combine ground flaxseed, corn starch, milk, or water. Stir until the starch is mixed well. Now add the vinegar to it and let this mixture sit for a few seconds. Now, combine the two mixtures well.
In another bowl, mix flour, oatmeal, soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix this and continue adding the chia and hemp seeds. Stir well. Now combine every mixture to make it into a cookie dough texture. You can also add some milk if it lacks stickiness.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes depending on the level of crispness you like.