How to Use Hemp Protein Powder: Tips for Tasty Benefits
So you’ve tried hemp protein powder and you love it, but you’re tired of smoothies. Now you are asking yourself, how do you use hemp protein powder?
Hemp protein powder is often used to make a protein shake or by adding a scoop to smoothies. However, hemp protein powder can also be used in baked goods, dinner and breakfast recipes.
Imagine, getting to work and having the willpower to say no to the donuts Steve brought in. The tasty benefits of your hemp protein from breakfast is kicking in, leaving you full and satisfied.
If you are ready to add tasty treats to your healthy diet let’s discuss recipes and go over the benefits of hemp protein powder. First, let’s start with why hemp is such a great part of a healthy diet.
Why Hemp Protein Powder is Part of a Healthy Diet
Hemp protein is a complete protein that’s easy to digest and builds muscle. Since hemp is a plant-based protein, it doesn’t contain any phytates or chemicals. In addition, hemp has no added sugar giving you the option to control how much you need.
What makes hemp protein part of a healthy diet is the abundance of good things found inside. Essential fatty and amino acids make hemp a complete protein that provides you with nutrients you can only get from food.
Hemp powder is one of the only plant-based proteins that gives you many nutrients without chemicals or allergens. When compared to animal-based protein, you’ll find you get more benefits with hemp. Hemp protein has more vitamins and nutrients than your average protein powder.
Similar to other proteins, hemp protein will help you build muscle. The components of hemp also aid in weight loss and improve energy. Hemp works on your whole body inside and out; not all protein powders are heart-healthy, immune-boosting, and good for brain health.
If you need to know why hemp protein powder is part of a healthy diet just take a look at the nutrition facts and the benefits are clear.
Hemp Protein Powder Uses
To use hemp protein powder stir, shake, or mix it into any drink or recipe. To get the best from hemp, simply add it to your normal lifestyle.
If you love shakes or coffee you can add protein powder to liquids. If you love to cook or bake you can add hemp protein powder to your recipes for dinner and dessert. To find the best way to use hemp protein powder you may need to ask yourself first, why use hemp protein powder?
You should use hemp protein powder for your health, daily protein and vitamins, or simply because it’s tasty.
Hemp oil can be rubbed on your skin, hemp seeds are a healthy snack for pregnant women and hemp protein powder can help you build muscle. You can use hemp protein powder in creative ways so that your body can stay healthy and build muscle.
No other plant-based protein gives you all that hemp does. It’s nutrient-dense, and as you can see, you can use it in a multitude of ways.
The fine powder has a nutty taste, so it can blend in with anything. So there’s a long list of foods that will work well with its flavor. No matter how you choose to add hemp protein powder to your lifestyle it will benefit your overall health.
Let’s go over some of the simple, fun, and useful ways to use hemp protein by adding it to liquids and foods.
What Liquids Can I Use Hemp Protein Powder With?
You can mix hemp protein powder into any liquid you can drink.
- Non Dairy Milk
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Let’s go over in detail how to add hemp to these beverages and make your drinks pack a protein punch.
Water is an underrated and important way to start your day. It hydrates you like no other beverage and gives you energy. Adding hemp protein powder will give you a pure and simple way to add protein, vitamins, and minerals to your water.
If you are the type of person looking for ways to hydrate outside of water you can use protein powder in other “waters” as well. Try adding protein powder to your coconut water, Gatorade, and electrolyte mixes, for added protein while you hydrate.
Milk or Milk Substitutes
A lot of people love hemp protein because it’s a great alternative to whey protein. Whey protein contains dairy, so hemp protein is a good dairy free option.
If you’re a vegan or have a dairy allergy the nutty flavor tastes great in a variety of non-dairy alternatives. Try it in oat milk, almond milk, coconut milk, and even hemp milk for a fast way to get your protein.
If you don’t have a milk allergy you can add a scoop right into chocolate milk after a workout to start your recovery.
Smoothies & Shakes
Though regular protein drinkers may be looking for new recipes, smoothies and shakes are a great and tasty way to drink hemp protein. You can try new and fun flavors each day. The fact is it’s easy to make shakes and smoothies every day.
You can freeze the fruit you want to blend in pre-measured bags so that you have the perfect amount. Once frozen, all you need to do is add scoops of protein and blend. The protein you added to your milk can also be added to a shake with your pre-packaged ingredients.
If you don’t have time to make a full shake, but want an energy boost with a bold flavor then coffee is your best option.
One of the fastest ways to get a morning boost is with coffee. It’s also a fast way to start your morning with the nutrients you need. Hemp protein powder’s nutty flavor goes well with coffee; try it instead of hazelnut.
If you’re not a coffee drinker try orange juice, apple juice, or cranberry in the morning with breakfast. This gives you a fruity flavor that wakes you up. Unlike other chalky proteins, hemp will mix in nicely with whatever juice you need morning or night.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a popular morning boost drink. We even have an immune-boosting drink recipe with hemp oil included.
Apple Cider Vinegar has its own health benefits and if you are creating a morning ACV shot with other healthy ingredients why not add in the protein you need as well.
What Types of Food Can I Use Hemp Protein Powder In?
Hemp protein powder can be added to main dishes, side dishes, condiments, and desserts. The nutty flavor will complement and blend in with any food it’s shaken or stirred into.
Hemp protein powder can be added to:
- Breakfast foods
- Sauces and Dressings
- And More
Often the list of foods you can add protein powder stops at smoothies and shakes. Hemp protein powder, however, is great for main dishes and baking as well.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it gets you started. You can add hemp protein powder to any breakfast dish you can create.
If you are looking for a fast and easy way to add hemp protein to breakfast you can simply scramble it into your eggs.
Of course, you can also create heartier breakfasts by adding hemp to the flour in your pancake and waffle recipes. If a fast pancake is what you’re looking for go for simple protein pancakes.
You can also try overnight hemp oats to give yourself a fast breakfast that is ready to grab and go in the morning. You have lots of options for the best meal of the day.
As great as breakfast is some people will always prefer lunch and dinner. You may be used to using hemp oil in soup recipes or hemp seeds for snacking. But did you know you can use hemp protein powder for main dishes as well?
To use hemp protein in your main dishes add them to soups and stews. Mix right into your soup pot the same way you would hemp oil or other hemp ingredients.
Remember hemp protein is plant-based so you can create hearty meals full of veggies that are also packed with protein.
For more hemp ideas try a vegetarian black bean and sweet potato chili to warm yourself up in the fall. If pasta is more your style you can create a homemade sauce by adding the protein powder to a tomato or pesto sauce and enjoy your pasta guilt-free.
Hemp protein powder is easy to sprinkle onto healthy snacks. Simply take the powder and shake it on top of puddings, add to protein balls, or make yummy rice crispy treats.
For more healthy snack ideas try some of our recipes for kids. They include some of our other hemp ingredients as well.
Our rice crispy treat recipe includes peanut butter, but you can make substitutes. If you or your child is allergic to peanut butter, try the recipe with seed butter instead.
The great thing about hemp protein is that it’s plant-based and allergy-free, so it’s great for recipes that require substitutes.
Baking is not just about the tasty treat you get to eat when you’re all done. It can be a therapeutic, fun way to spend your day. Whether you’re a pro or trying it for the first time you can add hemp protein powder into any baked treat.
Mix hemp protein powder into any of your favorite desserts including cookies, brownies, cakes, and muffins.
All you need to do is replace twenty-five percent of the flour in your recipe with hemp powder. Try a pumpkin bread recipe for fall and you’ll see mixing in hemp products is a simple and fun way to make healthy delicious treats.
The best part about hemp protein is that you can use it to make healthier versions of all kinds of main dishes and treats. You can elevate your baked goods and make them fit into your healthy diet, so you don’t have to miss out on the occasional sweet treat.
The sky’s the limit when it comes to new recipes. Especially when you can create allergy-free vegan recipes as well.
Summary: How to Use Hemp Protein Powder
As you can see, hemp protein is an easy to digest protein. Hemp protein doesn’t contain any phytates, chemicals, or sugar. Using hemp protein can aid in weight loss and help improve energy.
To use hemp protein, mix into any liquid or use it in baked dishes or desserts. Some of the best liquids to mix hemp protein powder include:
- Non Dairy Milk
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Once you’ve tried hemp protein powder give hemp oil and hemp hearts a try in your recipes as well.
Humming Hemp fans are very creative, so if you have a new idea share it with us at #humminghemp we’d love to hear even more ways to use humming hemp protein powder.
If you need more tips and recipes you can find more ideas from the Humming Hemp blog. Until then enjoy cooking delectable treats.