Today, we’re going to explore our Hemp Protein Powder. If you’ve never tried it before it may seem a bit mysterious, but trust me--it’s a tasty plant-based source of protein fit for all diets!
Our Hemp Protein Powder is a nutritional power house of plant protein. Per serving it has 14 grams of protein, 8 grams of fiber, and also contains 20 amino acids, including the nine essential amino acids our bodies need but cannot produce themselves. With its fresh nutty flavor and no additional ingredients or sweeteners, it pairs easily with smoothies, shakes, and baked goods.
What is Hemp? Hemp is a plant that has been grown for thousands of years, cultivated in Asia and the Middle East before making its way to Europe and the Americas. The fibrous part of the stalk is used to make textiles, building materials, composite plastics, and paper. It’s a sustainable plant that requires less water than conventional crops, doesn’t deplete the soil, and typically requires few pesticides and no herbicides. The Hemp Seed Hearts harvested from the plant are excellent sources of protein, omega-3s, and omega-6 fats.
How is Hemp Protein Powder made? Hemp Protein Powder is made from whole hemp seed meal that has had the oil removed. The hemp seed oil is removed using a cold expeller press and the remaining meal is milled into protein powder.
Is Hemp safe to eat? Yes, absolutely! Eating Hemp Protein Powder will not cause a confirmed positive drug test. Though hemp and marijuana are from the same species of plant, their similarities stop there. Hemp has only trace amounts (less than 1.5 parts per million) of THC (the psychotropic compound found in marijuana) and will not result in psychological effects. Hemp consumption is safe, healthy, and legal.
How do I use Hemp Protein Powder? Its mild nutty flavor combines easily with most recipes. Add 2 scoops (¼ cup) to your favorite morning smoothie, or when used in baked goods, it can replace up to 25% of the flour called for in your recipe.
Is Hemp Protein Powder gluten free? Our Hemp Protein Powder is a naturally gluten free product, but it is packaged in a facility that also uses tree nuts, soy, wheat, and milk on shared lines.
Is Hemp Protein Powder vegan? Yes, our Hemp Protein Powder is vegan.
Why should I use Hemp Protein Powder? If you’re looking for a plant protein powder to amp up your morning ritual, look no further. In addition to a healthy serving of protein and fiber, one of the benefits of Hemp Protein Powder is that it contains all nine essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein that help repair muscles, grow tissue, and support vital organs. Hemp is also easily digestible and won’t bog you down during workouts.
Ready to try Hemp Protein Powder? Here are some great recipes to get you started:
- Berry Peachy Smoothie (pictured above)
- Green Goodness Smoothie (pictured above)
- Hemp Protein Truffles
- High Protein Wheat-Free Pancakes from Nutiva
- Raw Hemp Protein Bars from Green Kitchen Stories
- Hemp Protein Cookies from Mind Body Green
We love to hear feedback! If you have any further questions about our Hemp Protein Powder or want a share a recipe, write us a comment below.