I Swapped My Usual Snack for Hemp Seeds—Here’s How to Eat Them in 15 Ways
How to eat hemp seeds? We asked Well+Good readers on Instagram. And many weighed in with super smart ideas and recipes. Here are 15 easy ways they get down with hemp seeds. So you can, too.
Keep reading for 15 ideas for how to eat hemp seeds.
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Well+Good readers share their favorite ways to cook and eat hemp seeds
Severing: On top of salads, or in my vinaigrettes. In my chia seed spread for sandwiches. Smoothies.
Beingtricia: I always have them on hand. Great to add to anything. Salads. Smoothies. Avocado. Veggies. Easy to make hemp milk too.
Feelmyspinee: With pasta sauce! They add some nuttiness to the dish. Very yum.
Nephriticus: On top of salad, rice, smoothies. Mum is obsessed with the crunch.
Kpaide: In yogurt and smoothies. Great stuff. Keep in fridge.
Tismejenny: I make hemp milk and add it raw to smoothies and the like. Love this brand in particular.
Wellnesstwin_marcella: Add it to my cauliflower for mock mashed potato. Salad dressing with garlic, olive oil, lemon, honey. Add it to my smoothies and oatmeal in the morning. Or to homemade granola.
Hungryrunner: I’ve been topping my oatmeal with them. I love @wellnesstwin_marcella’s idea for the cauliflower mashed potato add-in too!
Fernolivia: For an easy lunch, I sprinkle extra virgin olive oil over greens and top with hemp hearts. I take them with me in my bag everywhere, along with Himalayan sea salt. No joke. I am known to order a simple salad at the bar (because it is the only healthy, plant-based option) and ask for avocado if they have it, and I get all my proteins and minerals with my carry-on toppings! It’s an absolute staple of mine!
Mandyvelahuff: I use them in my chia seed pudding. So super power, delicious!
Jartumbler: So good in smoothies! Yum. And sprinkled on protein pancakes just before flipping to the second side.
PamelayLong: Add them to quinoa flakes or oatmeal, I also sprinkle on almond or coconut yogurt for a yummy and nutritious snack.
MarissaVicario: Just sprinkle on salads and in smoothies no cooking necessary.
Emmyparr: I have hemp hearts in my refrigerator right now! They are great in a kale salad, dressed with extra-virgin olive oil/lemon. Simple is good.
Kattancock: Don’t cook them! I use them in smoothies, in salads, added to oatmeal before I eat it.
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Well+Good readers share their savvy tips and easy recipes.
Hemp Seed Recipes: How to Use Hemp Seeds
Hemp seeds are a very healthy source of protein for vegetarians and are a simple superfood to include in any healthy diet. Browse through a few of these vegetarian and mostly vegan hempseed recipes and enjoy all those healthy hemp amino acids and essential fatty acids!
Breakfast Ideas Using Hemp Seeds
My favorite way to have hemp seeds for breakfast is to just sprinkle some into whatever cereal, granola or whole grain (I love having quinoa or quinoa flakes for breakfast) I’m having for breakfast. Another simple way to get some of those tasty crunchy omega-3 filled hemp seeds for breakfast is to sprinkle them on toast. They’re fantastic on toast with peanut butter (or soy nut butter or almond butter or whatever you use), and I love having toast with a little Earth Balance vegan margarine and a sprinkle of nutritional yeast and hemp seeds for a quick breakfast. It may sound odd, but don’t knock it till you try it! Here’s a few more healthy vegetarian and vegan breakfast recipe ideas to have hemp seeds for breakfast:
- Raw foods granola trail mix recipe with hemp seeds
- Homemade hemp milk
Salads with Hemp Seeds
A shake of hemp seeds goes well on just about any salad to transform your regular green salad into a superfood green salad – you really can’t go wrong. Here’s a few hemp seed salad recipes to try:
Browse through a few of these vegetarian and mostly vegan hemp seed recipes and enjoy all those healthy hemp amino acids and essential fatty acids!