8 Tasty & Healthy Hemp Protein Powder Recipes
Protein powder. That’s the stuff that comes in big tubs and is used by muscle men in the gym, right? Wronggg. With the rise of vegan and vegetarian diets (which we at Good Hemp are all here for, by the way) protein is becoming ever more important. We all need enough of it to ensure our bodies have the power to perform healthy cell growth and repair. And guess what? Hemp protein powder is one of the very best options out there. It’s easy to digest (unlike soya), it’s vegan (unlike whey) and is a complete source of protein, which means it contains all 20 amino acids (including the 9 that your body can’t produce itself). And you don’t have to be a gym bunny to make the most of it. You can down it in a shake before a HIIT class if that’s your style, but hemp protein is just as effective – and even more delicious – when baked into a batch of brownies. Let us know if we’ve missed your favourite way of making hemp protein powder recipes and tag us on Instagram @GoodHemp.
1. Hemp Protein in Smoothies and Shakes
Okay, so this is perhaps an obvious choice, but there’s a reason people the world over are mixing hemp protein powder into shakes. What easier – or tastier – way to make sure you’re getting a morning fix than mixing hemp protein powder in a smoothie along with fresh fruit and veg? Try our super berry smoothie bowl or favourite hemp peanut butter smoothie – so simple and so delicious.
2. Hemp Protein in Porridge
Everyone’s favourite winter warmer, porridge is revered the world over for its slow release of energy. But how about mixing a tablespoon of hemp protein powder in with your oats for an extra breakfast time boost? Top it off with honey and cinnamon, of course, to complete this hemp protein powder recipe.
3. Hemp Protein in Pancakes
Get your protein in at breakfast. That way if anyone asks “how do you get protein if you don’t eat meat”, you can simply refer to your morning meal. (Take that, Grandma). We love these protein pancakes by Romy London.
4. Hemp Protein in Waffles
With hemp protein waffles, we’ve strayed away from breakfast and into the realm of brunch. When you’ve got a little extra time at the weekend, give Madeleine Shaw’s hemp protein powder recipe a whirl. She suggests serving her sweet potato and hemp waffles alongside soft-boiled eggs, avocado and miso mushrooms. If you’re vegan just ditch the eggs and it’s equally appetising.
5. Hemp Protein in Cupcakes
Beyond the breakfast and brunch game, there are lots of ways hemp protein can be used to boost your favourite baked treats. Take these sticky toffee cupcakes for example, made with dates, cashew caramello and vegan cream cheese. They’re the perfect hemp protein powder recipe with coffee made with Good Hemp Barista Milk (if you don’t mind us making the suggestion…)
6. Hemp Protein in Protein Bars
Don’t get caught hungry while on the go – make your very own protein bars with this hemp protein recipe and carry them around with you instead! We’ve see lots of different options for these, crammed with nuts and seeds and yummy things like peanut butter. We love these hemp and chocolate bars by The Protein Chef.
7. Hemp Protein Tart
Apart from our mission to make hemp a kitchen staple across the world, we’re also dedicated to debunking the myth that vegans can’t do desert. With this chocolate tart – packed full of hemp protein and topped with raspberries – the proof is very much in the pudding (please excuse the pun).
8. Hemp Protein in Brownies
The original after-school treat, brownies can be given a healthy boost with this hemp protein powder recipe. These light and fluffy hemp brownies are made from a blend of Good Hemp raw protein and pure protein powders and contain a whopping 8g of the good stuff!Hemp protein powder is easy to digest (unlike soya), is vegan (unlike whey) & a complete source of protein. Discover 8 of our favourite recipes for it!
Salted Chocolate Hemp Shake for Two
This creamy, sweet and salted vegan shake makes for an excellent post-workout treat. Never tried cooking with hemp before? It has loads of health benefits and is a great source of both protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
From the book
Cool down and bliss out with this creamy chocolate hemp smoothie. You’ll be amazed at how a pinch of sea salt brings out the rich, complex chocolate fl avour. In spite of the fact that it tastes like a milk shake, the smoothie is actually incredibly nutritious! Hemp hearts provide both protein and omega-3 fatty acids, while cocoa powder adds a concentrated dose of antioxidants. I love the addition of coconut butter, which has a rich, buttery taste and luxurious texture. If your blender has a hard time blending dates, I recommend using the maple syrup option instead, or you can soak the pitted dates in boiling water for twenty to thirty minutes before you begin.
Serves 2 (makes 1l)
|425ml||unsweetened almond milk|
|1||large frozen banana, roughly chopped|
|3 or 4||pitted Medjool dates, to taste, or 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup|
|3 tbsp||unsweetened cocoa powder|
|3 tbsp||hemp hearts|
|1 tbsp||coconut butter or nut butter|
|¼ tsp||teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)|
|⅛ to ¼ tsp||fine sea salt, to taste|
1. In a high-speed blender, combine all the ingredients and blend on high until super-smooth.
Tip: Coconut butter can be difficult to locate, so feel free to substitute peanut or almond butter in this recipe
Make it nut-free Swap the almond milk for 1 400ml can light coconut milk (chilled) and use coconut butter in lieu of the nut butter.
Make it kid-friendly Reduce or omit the salt.This creamy, sweet and salted vegan shake makes for an excellent post-workout treat. Never tried cooking with hemp before? It has loads of health benefits and is a great source of both protein and omega-3 fatty acids. ]]>