Hemp: The Keto Friendly Superfood
Are you looking for delicious, nutritious superfoods to add to your keto diet? Variety is the spice of life. One way to spice up your keto diet is with hemp products. Psst, we’ll let you in on a little secret — hemp is the perfect plant-based protein for a keto diet.
The keto diet is based on the idea that the body burns its own fat as a source of fuel rather than glycogen. To reach fat-burning ketosis, you need to eat a diet high in fat, moderate in protein and low in carbs. According to keto diet guidelines, about 60 to 80 percent of your daily calories should come from fat, 15 to 35 percent from protein and less than 5 percent from carbohydrates. Hemp is high in healthy fats and protein and low in carbs.
Here are some of the best hemp products for a keto diet:
Hemp hearts are raw, shelled hemp seeds. They are optimally balanced for a keto diet and contain zero net carbs. Hemp hearts also have the perfect ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids — 3:1. These small but mighty seeds contain nine essential amino acids as well as other essential vitamins and minerals like phosphorus, magnesium, and iron. If you are on a keto diet, then you need hemp hearts in your life.
How to Use
You can use hemp hearts in a variety of ways — add them to smoothies, yogurt or oatmeal. Or, eat them right out of the bag. Everyone in the family will love these nutty, sweet grab-and-go snacks.
Hemp Protein Powder
Just like hemp hearts, our raw hemp protein powder has the perfect nutritional balance for a keto diet. It is gently cold-pressed to help maintain the nutritional profile. With its delicious nutty flavor, it is hard to believe that this keto protein powder is packed with essential nutrients like calcium, zinc, and magnesium.
How to Use
Hemp protein powder’s smooth texture makes it ideal for blending into your favorite smoothie or shake. Get creative and add keto protein powder to your favorite recipe. Try this low carb pumpkin cheesecake mousse. This delicious mousse is super easy to make and takes just 15 minutes in total. Simply add a scoop or two of hemp protein powder in Step 1.
Are you looking for a healthy oil that is also keto friendly? Our cold-pressed extra-virgin hemp oil has the ideal balance of nutrients for a keto diet.
How to Use
Drizzle a teaspoon or so on salads. Add a teaspoon to this Low Carb Spinach Artichoke Dip. This savory dip has eight ingredients and takes just 10 minutes to prep.
Add to smoothies. This Low-Carb Acai Almond Butter Smoothie tastes just like a milkshake and takes six minutes to make. Add a teaspoon of hemp oil in step 2 and follow the recipe.