Thursday, April 24, 2008

One of my favorite Protein Sources

Hemp Seeds or Hemp Nuts are the edible portion of yes, you've guessed it the same plant that grows marijuana. No, these lovely protein rich seeds will not get you high or make you fail a drug test (although I'd probably wait 24 hours after having a smoothie just to be sure!), but they do pack quite a bit of taste, protein, essential fats and high energy per serving. They have about 11 grams of protein with an almost equal amount of fat. Adding 2-3 tablespoons to a smoothie is one of my most favorite ways to get a good vegetarian protein source at any meal!

Here are some interesting facts about hemp seeds:

Shelled hemp seeds are a delicious raw, vegan, low carb, gluten free and certified organic source of Essential Fatty Acid's and Essential Amino Acids (live plant protein). High in antioxidants such as naturally occurring chlorophyll and vitamin E complex (tocopherols & tocotrienols), 30% protein and 40% Essential Fats, our organic Hemp Nuts are whole food nutrition. See Hemp 101 for a complete nutritional profile of hemp seeds.


Sprinkle Hemp Nuts on salads, cereals, soups or try our Hempmilk recipe below to make a delicious and healthy non-dairy beverage:

Living Harvest Hempmilk

In a blender add:

  • 1/4 cup Living Harvest Hemp Nuts
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 2 pitted dates, 1 tsp agave nectar or honey
  • Blend and Enjoy!

    Refrigerate after opening.


    100% Certified Organic Hemp Seed.

    What's in a Serving?

  • 10 grams of Protein
  • 2,000 mg of Omega-3
  • 7000 mg of Omega-6
  • 1,750 mg of Omega-9
  • Essential Vitamins and Minerals

  • For more info and to buy them online:

    Another brand I like and trust is nutiva and their hemp seeds are slightly less expensive than simple harvest. I like nutiva brand coconut oil as well and trust it as a good organic brands.

    You can also find them in any natural foods/health foods store, fairway's organic market or whole foods.

    Happy Hemping!

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