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Top 10 Ways to Cook with Hemp

E1011 Labs shares some delicious Hemp recipes

Hemp, a member of the Cannabis family, is a highly versatile crop that’s been growing in popularity in the last few decades. Popular hemp-based products include hemp oil, resin, cloth, paper, and even fuel! As hemp has become commonplace, there’s been a greater emphasis on its incredible nutritional value. At e1011 Labs, we take our hemp crop and the farmers we partner with seriously. You can read a bit more about our process for ensuring top quality hemp here

Below are a few of the nutrient health benefits of hemp, as well as ten creative recipes to make your diet cannabis-friendly!

Hemp’s Nutritional Benefits

Hemp seeds, or “hemp hearts,” boast a delicious, nutty flavor in addition to their incredible nutritional value. If you want to deep dive into the hemp seed’s make-up, check out our post. For the calorie-conscious, one tablespoon of hemp seeds is about 57 calories. Hemp contains a broad range of minerals, and it is particularly high in zinc, iron, magnesium, and calcium. Hemp is also rich in healthy fats and fibers.

For any vegetarians or vegans out there, this plant is a fantastic source of protein and contains all of the essential amino acids. These acids are vital for a number of important functions, from supporting your immune system to preventing heart disease.

Read more on hemp’s vast health benefits to see why it makes an impressive addition to anyone’s diet! To add to your cooking experience, you might want to enjoy some Uplift while you cook.

10 Delicious Hemp-Inspired Recipes

  1. No-Bake Cherry Chocolate Granola

Hemp Granola

This nutritious no-bake granola recipe is sweet, salty, crunchy, and perfect for almost any occasion. All you need is a refrigerator (or freezer if you’re in a hurry)! Mix together melted almond butter and maple syrup in a large bowl. Next, combine with rolled oats, almonds, dried cherries, dark chocolate chips, and hemp seeds. Allow the granola to set in the refrigerator for at least one hour. Once solid, remove and use a spatula to separate into nuggets. Enjoy immediately or save for when you need a yummy energy boost!

 

  1. Homemade Vanilla Hemp Milk

Hemp milk is arguably one of the healthiest plant-based milks you can find. Best of all, it’s super easy to make! Add shelled hemp seeds, water, vanilla extract, and coconut sugar into a jug for blending. Blend until all of the ingredients are combined. You’ll notice sediment from the hemp seeds settles at the bottom. This sediment is super healthy, but you can easily strain it out with a cheesecloth. Pop the milk into a large jar or bottle, and enjoy an amazing dairy milk alternative!

 

  1. Zucchini Peanut Hemp Noodles

This healthy hemp dish will surely put any Chinese takeout to shame. Start by placing peanut butter, coconut milk, lime juice and zest, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and hot sauce into a medium bowl. Whisk well to combine the ingredients and form your sauce. Next, coat a large skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Cook your zucchini noodles for one to two minutes, tossing occasionally until tender. Transfer the noodles to a plate and top with the sauce. Sprinkle scallions and hemp seeds on top, then serve immediately!

 

  1. Hemp & Beet Veggie Burger

Hemp Burger

Veggie lovers everywhere will fall in love with this easy and delicious gluten-free veggie burger recipe! Start by grinding hemp and sunflower seeds with a food processor. Next, add grated beetroot, salt, cumin, parsley, pepper, coriander, and onion powder to the processor. Blend for a few seconds to combine the ingredients together. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and add in coconut cream, oatmeal, whole shelled hemp seeds, and sunflower seeds. Once combined, shape the mixture into patty shapes and place them into the fridge to firm them up. When ready, grill on a wire grill tray for about ten minutes on each side. Top with your favorite ingredients and dig in!

 

  1. Hemp Seed Alfredo Sauce

Try this recipe and enjoy a thick, silky alfredo sauce that’s out of this world! Begin by soaking raw cashews in warm water for about 30 minutes to soften. Next, add your cashews, shelled hemp seeds, unsweetened almond milk, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, garlic, sea salt, black pepper, and nutmeg into a processor. Blend on high for 2 minutes or until your sauce is creamy and smooth. Finish by serving over your favorite pasta or veggies!

  1. Creamy Herb Hemp Salad Dressing

This vegan dressing recipe is a fantastic way to spice up your favorite salads! Place hemp seeds, water, olive oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, garlic, salt, and nutritional yeast into a blender. Starting on low speed and gradually increasing, blend until the mixture is creamy and smooth. Add parsley and any other herbs in and blend until finely chopped. Store in a sealed jar or covered bowl, and enjoy!

 

  1. Hemp & Lemon Hummus

Enjoy the ultimate appetizer with this quick and easy Hemp and Lemon Hummus recipe! Start by lightly toasting your hemp hearts in a skillet on medium-high heat. Remove once the seeds are a dark brown color. Next, combine chickpeas, garlic, tahini, olive oil, and lemon juice into a food processor. Process until combined, then add in salt, pepper, cumin, and hemp hearts. Blend this mixture until smooth. Place into a bowl and dig in!

 

  1. Hemp Power Protein Smoothie

This superfood smoothie contains a ton of amazingly healthy ingredients, and you can make it in minutes! Combine a large ripe banana, frozen blueberries, hemp protein powder, ground flaxseed, tahini, water, and hemp seeds into a blending jug. Blend together until smooth, and enjoy!

 

  1. Double Chocolate Chip Hemp Heart Cookies

Hemp Seed Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Double Chocolate Chip Hemp Heart Cookies are sure to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth! Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Place coconut milk, almond milk, vanilla, coconut sugar, hemp seeds, and chocolate chips into a blender and puree for 30 seconds. In a separate large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the mixtures together and stir until fully combined. Stir in any remaining chocolate chips and hemp seeds. Place cookies on a lined baking sheet, and bake for 11 minutes. Let cool, then help yourself to these tasty treats!

 

  1. Maple Hemp Brownies

Indulge your taste buds with these gorgeous egg-free Maple Hemp Brownies! Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and lining an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper. Mix hemp milk and flaxseed meal into a bowl and set aside. Combine sorghum flour, oat flour, and arrowroot starch into a separate mixing bowl, and add in cacao powder, baking powder, and salt before whisking. Melt maple syrup and butter in a saucepan on low heat, and then turn off the heat before stirring in dark chocolate chips. Add the chocolate mixture and the flax mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Transfer to the baking dish, and bake for 25 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!

 

Indulge your taste buds with these gorgeous egg-free Maple Hemp Brownies! Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and lining an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper. Mix hemp milk and flaxseed meal into a bowl and set aside. Combine sorghum flour, oat flour, and arrowroot starch into a separate mixing bowl, and add in cacao powder, baking powder, and salt before whisking. Melt maple syrup and butter in a saucepan on low heat, and then turn off the heat before stirring in dark chocolate chips. Add the chocolate mixture and the flax mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Transfer to the baking dish, and bake for 25 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!

 

These recipes are just a few of the endless ways you can experiment and cook with hemp. Click here for even more fantastic recipes, and start using hemp to elevate your nutrition game to a whole new level! Or, try our Elon Starter Kit to experience the therapeutic benefits of hemp as an inhalant.

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