Banana Hemp Green Smoothie

Serves 1

Nothing is better than a nice energizing smoothie for breakfast. But you can also have them for lunch, or as a dessert. No rules, because this one is good for you. The addition of hemp seeds, gives you an extra protein boost since the 3 TBS of Hemp seeds have 9 grams of protein, not to mention healthy fats to keep you satiated.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Bananas, chopped
  • 4 Dates, soaked
  • 1 Apricot, chopped
  • 1 C. Baby Spinach
  • 3 TBS Hemp Seeds, hulled
  • 1/2 C. Almond Milk
  • 1/2 C. Crushed Ice

Instructions:

  1. Soak your dates in water, then drain, or soak them in the liquid you want to add to the smoothie for about 30 minutes before blending for best results.
  2. Put milk, ice, then all ingredients in high speed blender. Blend until smooth.
  3. If your bananas are frozen, you can skip the ice. Enjoy.

Adapted from UrbanNaturale.com

Chocolate Hemp Butter Banana Marshmallow Muffins

12 Servings

These easy muffins are a wonderful way to start any day. They contain hemp seeds which are packed with vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, B1, B2, D and E. They contain fiber, calcium and iron as well as the essential fatty acids omega 6 and omega 3.

Ingredients:

  • 1 C. All Purpose Flour
  • 1TBS Cinnamon
  • 1/2 C. Hemp Seed Protein Powder
  • 1/4 C. Coconut Sugar
  • 1/3 tsp. Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 2 TBS Coconut, shredded
  • 2 Bananas, large
  • 1/4 C. Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 C. Chocolate Hemp Seed Butter (recipe included)
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 12 Vegan Marshmallows, chopped
  • Pam Cooking Spray

Instructions:

  1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray muffin pan or line with liners.
  2. In a mixing bowl mix all dry ingredients until mixed, except marshmallows.
  3. In a food processor mix all wet ingredients including the banana until well mixed and the banana is liquefied.
  4. Fold the wet ingredients carefully into the dry ingredients. Do not mix; just get the dry ingredients wet. Gently fold in the marshmallows.
  5. Pour into muffin pan. Cook for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Cool for five minutes in the pan, and then remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Note: If you did not use muffin liners, you should remove from pan immediately to avoid sticking.

Adapted from OneGreenPlanet.org

Chocolate Hemp Seed Butter

8 to 10 Servings

Sometimes eating a lone apple for a snack, or a banana just doesn’t seem like enough does it? Why not add some of this delicious spread to make it a more filling snack with a protein punch without too much sugar and no unnatural ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 2 C. Hemp Seeds Hearts
  • 3 TBS Cocoa Powder
  • 1 TBS Hemp Oil
  • 4 Dates, soaked
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Dash Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
  • Hemp Seed Milk

Instructions:

  1. Blend all ingredients together in a magic bullet or other high speed small blender until smooth and creamy; scraping the sides between each 1 minute cycle.
  2. If you need to add liquid you can add some hemp seed milk a little at a time. It depends on how fresh your hemp seed hearts are.
  3. Spread on toast, apples, crackers, bananas or use in smoothies.

Note: To make your own hemp seed milk simply blend 3 parts filtered water with 1 part hemp seed hearts on high speed. If you’re not using it in a recipe you can strain it with a , but if you’re using it straight away for a recipe there is no need.

Adapted from KibbysBlendedLife.com

Chocolate Hemp Ice-cream

4 Servings

Hemp ice cream is non-dairy, soy-free, and gluten-free. Made with agave nectar, it’s naturally sweet and contains fewer calories and carbs than ice cream made with dairy products and white sugar. Hemp is high in protein and rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Top with fresh fruit or nuts for a complete after-dinner treat.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C. Hemp Protein Powder
  • 1/3 C. Agave Nectar
  • 3 TBS Dark Chocolate Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 Cans Coconut Milk (full fat)
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Instructions:

  1. Blend everything together in a blender or magic bullet.
  2. Pour into your ice-cream machine bowl and follow manufacturer’s directions. You may use honey instead of agave nectar.
  3. For variation, following the ice cream maker directions add nuts, chocolate chips, or fruit to the mixture for a delightful treat.

Adapted from PBS.org



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