When I was pregnant with both my kids (now seems like many moons ago) I ate so much hummus that it’s amazing that that wasn’t their first words when they started talking!!. Seriously I even made Hummus sandwiches – I love it, still do and have usually always made my own since it’s so easy. It’s a pretty basic recipe but what I wanted to show you here is how simple it is to add in Hemp to not only something like this but so many other dishes therefore upping the nutritional value big time. Now a days we need all the extra help we can get!!
Did you know these things about Hemp?
Hemp production is probably one of the oldest industry on the planet. Hemp in the past had many different roles from clothing to paper to rope to food. One of the biggest conspiracies happened in the 1930’s – Dupont Corporation, a newspaper publisher, a group of petroleum interests, the American cotton growing lobby, international bankers and a group of politicians led a crusade to ban hemp so it was out lawed in 1937. (David Wolfe – Superfoods).
Hemp can be used in so many ways it’s truly amazing!!
Canada also grows some of the best hemp!!
Hemp is a high protein seed containing all nine of the essential amino acids therefore making it an easy digestible protein.
Hemp has a lot of Essential Fatty Acids – significant omega 6’s as well as omega 3’s all good for our skin, reducing heart disease and stroke.
Hemp also has GLA’s knows as gamma-linolenic acid.
Hemp excels at absorbing minerals from the soil so is an excellent source of major and trace minerals especially iron.
Just to name a few things – so adding help into your way of eating is good and can be easy.
Try to buy organic Hemp, if in Canada buy Canadian Hemp as we have great growers and I’ve heard things but can’t validate what happens when USA Hemp crosses the borders.
Here are some suggestions of adding Hemp into things – for instance salsa, (mix in a tbsp or two), guacamole, sprinkle over salads, mixed into salad dressings, sprinkle over a stir fry (after it is cooked you really don’t want to heat hemp as it will lose most of it’s nutritional value), sprinkled on granola, used as the protein source in smoothies and I could go on. Hemp can be added into most – but like I said I wouldn’t heat it very high. Get creative and I try and get several tablespoons in a day.
– 1 can Chic peas drained
– 1 – 2 cloves Garlic
– juice of half Lemon
– 1/2 tbsp Tahini (can omit with adding Hemp in but I still like the flavor it adds)
– 2 tbsp Hemp
– 1 tbsp cold pressed Olive oil
– 2- 3 tbsp Water (depending on the thickness you would like)
Throw all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth, you may have to scrape the bowl down a few times and i process mine a little longer as I like the smoothness and a bit of almost fluffiness to it (it’s not as heavy so to speak).
Eat and enjoy and if you like hummus as much as I do it won’t last long!!
If you are enjoying the recipes please feel free to subscribe and get updates or share with friends – that would be greatly appreciated!!
Have an awesome day!!