Why you should add hemp to your diet…

Why you should add hemp to your diet…
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Citrus Hemp Dressing
Serves 4
This high protein, tangy dressing can be whipped up in minutes!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 tbsp. raw hemp seeds
  2. 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  3. 1/2 tbsp. of each: freshly squeezed lemon, orange and lime juice (sometimes I just use some OJ from the fridge if I don't have fresh oranges)
  4. 1 clove of roasted garlic (you can add raw too)
  5. Splash of water if needed
  6. Freshly ground sea salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or small food processor and blend well.
Notes
  1. I use this dressing when we are low on nuts, seeds and time! I simply throw some greens in a bowl and toss them with the dressing. If you would like it a little sweeter, just add a dash of honey or maple syrup. Yummy! Tangy!
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Lately, I’ve been adding hemp seeds into everything! I’ve been using them for years, but it hasn’t been until lately I’ve realized just how versatile they actually are.  They are not only nutritionally exceptional, they taste good in all forms (raw, oil, protein powder.  So, today, I wanted to share why we use them in our house, plus a quick, easy dressing I use often on our greens.  Some of the health benefits you may have heard about, (but let me remind you) :o):

  1. It’s a complete protein, containing all 10 essential amino acids
  2. Helps boost the immune system and hastens recovery
  3. Natural anti-inflammatory properties
  4. Raw hemp products maintain their naturally high level of vitamins, minerals, high-quality balanced fats, antioxidants, fiber, and the very alkaline chlorophyll
  5. Edestin, an amino acid present only in hemp, is considered an integral part of DNA (it makes hemp the closest plant source to our own human amino acid profile
  6. Easy to digest

For more on hemp and other plant based proteins, I highly recommend checking out Whole Foods To Thrive by Brendan Brazier

 

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Kellie, also known as "Healthy Mom", is a passionate advocate for the saying, "not one diet fits us all". Because eating healthy can be overwhelming and time consuming, she provides clients with one on one personal coaching as well as develops monthly online meal planning programs. These programs are filled with everything you need to get cooking at home: shopping lists, menu plans, recipes, healthy lifestyle tips and full coaching support.

There are 3 Comments

  1. Posted by Chris Reply

    I have never tried hemp seeds but keep hearing tons about them, may have to try it out!

    • Posted by Kellie Timmins Reply

      They are definitely one of my favourite, convenient ways of getting my protein! Another good thing about them is that most of the hemp seeds we get in BC and Alberta are from Manitoba! Make sure to keep them in the fridge after opening the bag as well:)

  2. Posted by Kellie Timmins Reply

    Thank you:)

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