Super Superfoods: Hemp Seeds
WHAT ARE HEMP SEEDS?
These tiny seeds come from the high-growing varieties of the Cannabis plant, but don’t be alarmed, they don’t contain the active THC compound found in marijuana! They are rich in nutrients , they’re versatile & one of many great SUPERFOODS too.
WHAT MAKES THEM A SUPERFOOD:
- Packed with protein that has a wide range of amino acids – aids feelings of satiety and provides the building blocks for muscles. Because they contain all the amino acids, they are a great source of protein for vegans and vegetarians.
- Loaded with Magnesium which is linked to a positive effect on migraines, blood pressure, osteoporosis and PMS.
- Rich in vitamins E (a natural antioxidant) and B (important for cellular metabolism), calcium, magnesium, iron(which helps fight fatigue & keep the immune system strong), and zinc.
- Filled with fibre which has been linked to feelings of satiety and a healthy digestive system.
- Omega fatty acids in the optimal ratio of omega 3 and omega 6 (the only plant source along with chia seeds that have this combination).
HEMP SEED TIPS & TRICKS
- Boost your smoothie, ask the cashier to add some hemp seeds to your smoothie.
- Ask for extra hemp seeds when you order a breakfast bowl and sprinkle it over your bowl.
- Using them at home? To keep them fresh, buy small quantities and store them in an airtight container in the fridge.
- Add them to seeds bars, nut bars or trail mixes.
- Mix into cooked and cooled quinoa or couscous.
- Add to juices or smoothies.
- Use them to up the health factor on a treat. Try dipping apple slices into dark, raw chocolate and then into a mixture of calcium-containing almond nibbles, hemp seeds and chia seeds. Allow to cool in the fridge until the chocolate has set.
KAUAI MENU ITEMS WITH HEMP SEEDS
Nature’s Protein Smoothie
Vegan (pea) protein, hemp seeds, spirulina blend, banana, pineapple, coconut milk, pressed apple juice.
All The Greens Smoothie
Mango, cucumber, pineapple, celery, kale, baby spinach, pressed apple juice, chia & hemp seeds.
Choc Protein Smoothie Bowl
Whey protein (grass-fed), cacao, almond macadamia nut butter, frozen yoghurt, avo, dates, milk, topped with banana, coconut, cacao nibs, almonds, hemp seeds.