Did you know hemp seeds (hearts) are a unique and powerful superfood with an abundance of health benefits? It’s what makes them an excellent addition to your diet!
Not only are hemp seeds an excellent of plant-based protein, fibre and omega 3 fatty acids, but they have a wide range of other benefits too:
- They contain anti-inflammatory properties useful for managing chronic inflammatory symptoms.
- They aid in blood cholesterol regulation.
- Help to regulate the immune system and have neuro-protective effects.
- They are rich in fibre to maintain optimal gut health.
- Support skin suppleness and improve skin conditions.
- Assist in weight loss by helping to reduce food
- Supports hormone health resulting in reduced symptoms associated with PMS and menopause.
- They are plant-based, making them both vegetarian and vegan friendly
Wanting to reap the rewards of these benefits and experience the goodness of hemp seeds, but unsure how you would use them?
We have come up with three easy ways you can introduce hemp seeds into your diet!
1) Add a spoonful to your breakfast
Whether it be a green smoothie, overnight oats, or porridge, just add a spoonful of hemp seeds along with your favourite fruits, some honey, peanut butter or whatever else you like to add.
Hemp seeds are the perfect way to start your day – a delicious and nutritious addition to your breakfast, providing you with a more potent source of plant-based protein and healthy fats to keep you fuller for longer.
2) Sprinkle over your summer salad
You can’t go wrong with a refreshing summer salad and the best part is, hemp seeds go great with everything.
Have a go-to salad you always make? Just add a sprinkle of hemp seeds on top – a little addition with an abundance of health benefits.
See a summer salad we’re loving below.
2 x cups green cabbage, finely shredded
2 x cups red cabbage, finely shredded
2 x radishes, julienned
1 x carrot, peeled & julienned
1⁄2 x bunch of spring onion, chopped
1⁄2 x bunch coriander, chopped
1⁄2 x bunch mint, chopped
1 x tablespoon sesame seeds 1⁄2 x cup of almonds, raw
1 x Tbs Hemponics hemp hearts (seeds)
1 x avocado, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
1x fresh lime, juiced
1x tsp apple cider vinegar
¼ cup of olive oil
2 x cloves of garlic, minced 3 cm x of ginger, minced
In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients.
In a separate bowl, toss the cabbage, carrots, radishes, spring onion, coriander and mint together. Pour the dressing on.
Serve it up in a bowl and top with almonds, avocado, hemp seeds and toasted sesame seeds.
Please note: serves 6-8
3) Create a DIY Dukkah mix
Dukkah can spice up anything – whether it’s with some fresh bread and olive oil on those balmy summer nights, or the cherry on top of your morning avocado toast.
Simply compile your favourite spices, nuts or seeds (eg. Hemp), place your selected mix in a blender and there you have it – a delicious dukkah! If you would like to add some extra flavour, you can toast the nuts and spices in a pan before blending.
Looking to introduce hemp into your diet? Our Natural Raw Hemp Hearts are a choice selection of dehulled hemp seeds, 100% grown and cultivated in Australia.
How will you introduce hemp seeds into your diet? If you give any of our three ways listed above a try, make sure to tag us in your creations @hemponicsaustralia on Facebook and Instagram. We would love to see it!