Hemp hearts are beginning to get a lot of recognition for the amazing benefits they offer... and they absolutely deserve the praise! Hemp hearts are an easy to digest plant-based protein - 1 serving of hemp hearts (about 3 Tbsp) contains 10g of protein, 10g of omega-3 EFA oils, fiber, magnesium and iron. I like to grind them with my coffee grinder to squeeze all the nutrition out.
They are an ideal product to sprinkle on salads, cereal, oatmeal, or yogurt to enhance protein content. They are also great to add into smoothies, salad dressings, or homemade granola bars. You can even eat them on their own for a hit of protein and healthy fats any time of the day. Hemp has a slightly nutty flavor and work well with most dishes.
©2014 Colleen Scanlan, RN, RAc., BScN.
Colleen Scanlan, RN, RAc., BScN. is an Acupuncturist and Shiatsu Aromatherapy massage therapist practicing in North Bay, ON. Colleen provides painless acupuncture using a variety of acupuncture techniques for her patients.
She is certified with the College of Nurses of Ontario since 1980. Collen has been a Registered Acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario since its inception in 2013.
Visit her at http://colleen-scanlan.com/.