Just to be clear, there is no THC (or only very small trace levels, less than 1%) in hemp seed, and that’s the distinct difference between the hemp and marijuana seed, although they both come from the cannabis spices of plant. Hemp was used traditionally for years to make rope and natural fabric because it is known to be an excellent and strong plant fiber. It is perfectly legal to sell hemp clothes, t-shirts, bags and of course hemp seed and hemp protein powder (ground hemp seeds). Even in Dubai, I have seen hemp powder for sale at an organic health food shop.
Hemp seeds are naturally a fantastic protein source. They contain all of the essential amino acids, are highly digestible, and are one of the highest sources of complete protein of all plant-based foods. Hemp also has a very well-balanced ratio of essential fatty acids (EFAs) – Omega 3, 6, and 9 – which are excellent for cardiovascular health and promote a strong immune system (among many other benefits). A great source of dietary fiber, magnesium, iron, zinc, and potassium, hemp is a true superseed.
This remarkable superfood has more than 3.5 grams of protein per tablespoon in powder form. Now that’s some raw food vegan power! You can combine your raw food knowledge by adding ground hemp protein to your Green Smoothie for even more nutrition!
Green Smoothie Recipe with ground hemp protein:
Fountain of Youth
- 1 handful Swiss Chard
- 1 hand dandelion leaves
- 7-8 fresh mint leaves
- 1 mango
- 1 cup red grapes
- ½ cup raspberries
- 2 Tbsp. hemp protein
- 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 cup water
Mix all ingredients in a blender. Add more water to desired consistency. Blend again, and enjoy!Looking for the best place to buy your Superfoods? Vitacost.com has top brands, 100% certified organic superfoods and FREE shipping for orders over $49. Even better, you can get $10 off your first purchase just by clicking here!