WellBeing by Well.ca | 20 Ways to Add Hemp Hearts to Your Day + Recipes You Need to Try
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Snacks & Desserts

20 Ways to Add Hemp Hearts to Your Day + Recipes You Need to Try

chocolate covered rice crispy treats

If you’re looking for a simple and easy way to boost the nutrition factor in your meals, then hemp is the superfood you need. Just three tablespoons (30 grams) of hemp hearts contain 10 grams of plant-based protein and 12 grams of omegas 3 and 6! That’s 2x more protein and 25% more omegas than an equal 30g serving of chia or flax! And if that wasn’t enough, hemp also contains gamma linolenic acid (GLA), iron, magnesium, fibre, iron, zinc and phosphorus.

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts are made with one ingredient—Canadian-grown shelled hemp seed—and they can be added to almost anything. Here are 20 ways to add hemp hearts to your day!

20 Ways to Use Hemp Hearts
  1. Blend with water to make homemade hemp milk
  2. Sprinkle on your favourite salad
  3. Use as a crust on chicken or fish
  4. Blend into any smoothie recipe
  5. Add to your morning oatmeal
  6. Bake into any muffin recipe
  7. Blend with water, lemon juice, and spices for a dairy-free salad dressing
  8. Add to homemade granola
  9. Sprinkle on cereal
  10. Layer with yogurt and berries for a tasty parfait
  11. Add to homemade energy bars or bites
  12. Sprinkle on avocado toast
  13. Add to waffle or pancake batter
  14. Mix into overnight oats
  15. Add to homemade veggie burgers
  16. Add to hummus or guacamole or blend into a pesto
  17. Blend to make hemp butter
  18. Sprinkle on your breakfast
  19. Sprinkle on your lunch
  20. Sprinkle on your dinner
Chocolate Covered Vegan Rice Crispy Treats

chocolate covered rice crispy treats

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Line a 9×9” baking pan with parchment or wax paper.
  2. Melt together marshmallows, coconut oil and sea salt using microwave in 20 second intervals or on stove using a double boiler.
  3. Gently stir in cereal and Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts until evenly coated.
  4. Press mixture into lined pan then let cool.
  5. Melt chocolate and coconut milk using microwave in 10-20 second intervals or on stove using a double boiler.
  6. Pour melted chocolate glaze over Treats, spread into an even layer and immediately sprinkle with Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts.
  7. Let cool, lift bars out of pan by paper, then cut into 16 squares.
Spinach Quinoa Hemp Bites
Spinach Quinoa Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 4 big handfuls fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Hemp Hearts
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 cup feta, crumbled
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Add the quinoa and vegetable broth to a medium sized pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes or until it is cooked and all the liquid has been absorbed. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a large pan, sauté the onion in olive oil until softened. Then add in the spinach and cook until it’s wilted.
  4. Add the quinoa to a large bowl and mix in the spinach and onion, Hemp Hearts, garlic powder, oregano, feta, salt and pepper, and eggs.
  5. Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray or grease with coconut oil. Spoon about a tablespoon of the mixture into the pan and press it down with the back of a spoon.
  6. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until it is lightly browned around the edges. Let cool and then remove from the pan using a butter knife. Serve and enjoy!

For recipes, inspiration, and more info on what makes hemp super, visit manitobaharvest.com.

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This article is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent diseases. We cannot provide medical advice or specific advice on products related to treatments of a disease or illness. You must consult with your professional health care provider before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, and before taking, varying the dosage of or ceasing to take any medication.

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