The health benefits that come with adding hemp to your daily diet are no secret. Not only are they one of the most nutrient-rich foods available to us – packed with healthy fats, minerals and protein – but they’re also incredibly versatile and easy to add into your daily routine.
If you’re new to the world of hemp, but looking to add it into your lifestyle, here are a few simple ways to do so:
Add hemp seeds to your smoothies
If smoothies are one of your breakfast staples, it’s incredibly simple to add hemp seeds to the mix. Purchase a bag of seeds from your local health store and blend them in with your smoothie – much like flax and chia.
* If smoothies aren’t your breakfast go-to, you can also add seeds to oatmeal or on top of your usual toast spread.
Add hemp seeds to your favourite recipes
If you’ve got a knack for cooking – especially when it comes to baked goods or desserts – hemp seeds are an easy addition to most recipes. Simply adding a handful of seeds to your ingredient list will make all the difference in terms of health benefits, but not much difference in the taste you love.
If you’re looking for a baking recipe that includes hemp, check out these banana muffins:
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
6 tablespoons warm water
1 cup all-purpose flower
1 teaspoon baking soda
1½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup sugar
½ cup coconut oil, melted but not hot
2 ripe bananas, smashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup hemp hearts
* you can also throw in ½ cup of chocolate chips or chopped walnuts to add flavour!
For more hemp seed recipes, you can read our previous blog here.
Take a daily supplement
Whether you choose to take a capsule or an oil, taking a daily hemp supplement is a simple and effective way to take advantage of the plant’s health benefits. A daily hemp intake can help aid digestion, balance fatty acids, mitigate MPS symptoms and more.