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How to Add More Plant-based Protein into Your Life
Protein is an important component for every cell in the body. It is the building block for skin, muscles, and bones. According to WebMD, your body needs relatively large amounts of protein since it is a macronutrient.
So, how can you be sure that you are getting enough protein if you are trying to cut down on meat, or if you follow a plant-based diet? Fortunately, it is super easy to swap meat and animal products for hemp protein.
Hemp hearts have 10 grams of protein. Just three tablespoons provide 20 percent of your daily protein intake. The hemp seed benefits are too numerous to list them all. Hemp hearts contain all nine essential amino acids that the body needs to make new tissues and repair damaged ones. Other hemp seed benefits include their great taste, versatility, and convenience.
Wondering how to eat hemp seeds? Here are some ideas for adding hemp seed nutrition to your life.
#1 Add Hemp Protein to Your Waffle Batter
Do you love breakfast food a lot? Waffles and pancakes are a classic Sunday brunch go-to. But, given their versatility, you can really just eat them whenever you want. Plus, they are easy to make and can be customized for kids and adults alike. Add hemp hearts or hemp protein powder to the batter in order to make them super healthy. You’ll feel great knowing that everyone in the family is getting plenty of essential nutrients. The best part? They’ll never know it’s healthy.
#2 Make a Homemade Salad Dressing that’s Packed with Protein
Most traditional salad dressings lack protein. Not so with hemp. Try making a delicious homemade salad dressing using hemp protein. You can also sprinkle hemp hearts directly on your salad for even more protein. Try making this Creamy Lemon-Herb Salad Dressing. It uses non-GMO, gluten-free, certified vegan hemp hearts. You can use this dressing on salads and as a vegetable dip, as well.
#3 Whip up a Batch of Homemade Energy Bites
Homemade energy bites are great for when you need something to fill you up between meals. Keeping these on hand is a great way to avoid filling up on junk foods when you need something sweet.
Making your own energy bites using Humming hemp hearts is very easy. You don’t have to bake or cook them. Plus, most of them require just a few ingredients. There are so many flavor combinations that you can try too. Try these Almond, Date and Hemp Energy Bars from Lemons & Basil. In the mood for something decadent? These Dark Chocolate Hemp Energy Bars are the perfect treat. It’s hard to believe that these mouthwatering energy bites are healthy. They use three tablespoons of hemp hearts, which contains important antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that everyBODY needs.
#4 Take Them To The Gym
Protein plays an important role in rebuilding your muscles after a workout. You can eat Humming hemp hearts right from the bag as a post-workout snack. Throw a bag of these delicious treats in your gym bag and munch on them after your pilates or spin class. You can also whip up a protein smoothie for your post-workout snack.
Hemp is the superfood of all plant-based foods. You can find our hemp hearts and hemp protein powder on the shelves of your local GNC, Safeway, Fred Meyer, or Albertsons.