Greater than 350,000 SparkPoints 671,859

Hemp Seed

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Yesterday I went to the markets to stock up before Easter weekend and stopped in the health food store on the way to get more chia seeds. I had asked about hemp seeds a few weeks ago and this time they had them!

I was given a small handful to taste - a soft nutty flavor, very nice.
Now I'm looking for recipes and ways to use them :)
Any suggestions?
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I've never tried those. I can't wait to hear how you will use them.
    1913 days ago
  • MELINDA382
    Hemp seeds, thanks for sparking my interest. These are great suggestions, too. I've not tried hemp seeds before but will have to try them out.
    1913 days ago
    I like them on salads. I add them to my oatmeal. And use them in smoothies.
    1913 days ago
    Also, some people add them to salads, like sunflower seeds. Or to soups.
    1913 days ago
    I make a hot breakfast that I think is the cat's meow that includes hemp seeds

    My breakfast hot cereal is about 500 calories,
    I mix equal parts of steel cut oats, quinoa, amaranth and add some teff (teff is more expensive) in a jar, say 2 cups each, and mix them up.
    In another jar I mix equal parts of ground flax seed, chia seeds, hemps seeds, oat bran, wheat bran and wheat germ, which I store in the fridge.

    In the morning I cook one tablespoon of Mix 1 in water for 20-30 minutes,then I had half a cup of frozen (fresh when in season) berries, blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries, remove from heat, add one tablespoon of Mix 2, add 3 tablespoons of oat bran (I am a Dukaner).
    If the berries are fresh I don't heat them, I add them later with mix 2

    Then I add half a cup of skim milk

    So much nutrition and a great start to the day and about 500 calories.

    1913 days ago
    DO you still have Chia Seeds?
    If you mix Hemp seeds with Chia seeds you can add a little hot water to make a porridge/ cereal in the morning.....and you can add berries and cinnamon and pumpkin seeds, or whatever other seeds you have to make a seedy porridge that is grain free.

    1913 days ago
    I sprinkle some over yogurt, add to smoothies.
    1913 days ago
    Salad topping or mixed in with grains like rice or quinoa.
    1913 days ago
    Hum, very interesting. You will have to let us know what you try. Obviously if they taste okay alone in salads would be good.
    I have a bag of flax seeds that I have yet opened. not sure what to do with them. I put chia seeds in my smoothy every morning.
    Have a terrific day.
    1913 days ago
  • IRP1114
    Yay! So cool you found some. I eat them as is for a snack sometimes, use them as a topping for salads, blend them into my almond or cashew butters (yum!) also love them sprinkled over a grapefruit strawberry or any other fruit salad. Enjoy!
    1913 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by LIS193