Hemp powder is a great way to boost your protein intake. Not only is it completely vegan, but hemp is also loaded with vital vitamins and nutrients, such as Omega 3 and 6.
While you can throw some powder into a bottle of water and call it a day, this isn’t always the most exciting way to consume hemp powder.
So, in this article, we’ll share 5 hemp protein powder recipes to help keep things interesting.
1. Hemp Protein Shake or Smoothie
Let’s start with perhaps the easiest
hemp protein powder
and most versatile recipe: a hemp protein shake. The primary ingredient list is as follows:
· 2 scoops hemp powder
· 240ml milk or 360ml water
This is our recommended ratio of protein powder to the liquid and makes a basic hemp protein shake. But there are plenty of ways to jazz it up a bit. Our chocolate brownie hemp powder goes amazingly with the following:
To make a hemp protein powder smoothie recipe, simply blend the base protein powder mixture with any combination of fruits you like. Use a standard serving of each, such as one banana or a handful of raspberries. You could even add a spoonful of peanut butter for some extra taste.
2. Hemp Protein Pancakes
Is there a better breakfast than pancakes? How about pancakes with a good dose of protein powder hidden in them? If this sounds like the hemp protein powder recipe for you, here are the ingredients:
· 5 tbsp hemp protein powder
· 7 tbsp flour (wheat flour is best, but you can use any kind)
· 150ml milk
· 1 tbsp cacao powder
· ½ tsp cinnamon
· 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
· The juice of half a lemon
You could use our chocolate brownie powder in the hemp protein powder recipe
if you don’t have any cacao powder. But if you do, unflavored hemp powder works just as well.
1. Combine the milk, vinegar, and lemon juice. Stir and then leave to chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. It’ll come out looking like buttermilk.
2. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Mix together slightly and then create a well in the middle.
3. Pour in the liquid gradually, mixing after every pour. The batter should be thin but not runny. If it’s too thick, add more milk. Return to the fridge for 10-15 minutes.
4. Heat a large pan over medium heat and grease with your preferred oil. Add 2-3 tablespoons of the batter for each pancake.
5. Leave it for 2 minutes or so, and once it looks firm on the top (and tiny bubbles start to appear), flip it over. Do this using a large spatula or fish slice.
6. Cook the other side for 2-3 minutes and repeat until you’ve used all the batter.
How you top your hemp protein powder pancake recipe is entirely up to you. Fresh fruit is great, but you can’t go wrong with a dollop of coconut yogurt and some seeds.
3. No-Bake Protein Bars
Hemp protein powder recipes should be delicious and simple. Therefore these bars are a fantastic way to get the best protein powder into your system. These bars are super easy to make and don’t even need cooking. You’ll need the following:
· 1 cup almonds
· 2 cups dates
· ½ cup hemp protein
· ½ cup nut butter
· 1 tbsp cinnamon
· 2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
Again, plain hemp powder is fine, but flavored will work just as well.
1. Put the nuts in a food processor and pulse until they’re slightly grainy.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until it forms a thick dough. It doesn’t need to come together but should stay together if you squeeze it. A teaspoon or two of water will help if it’s too dry.
3. Line a 7 or 8” baking tray with baking paper so it comes up the sides.
4. Add the dough to the pan and press it down into an even layer.
5. Put the tray in the freezer for up to an hour to make cutting easier.
6. Take the bars out of the pan and cut them into 16 pieces. Store in the refrigerator.
4. Hemp Protein Porridge
Like shakes and smoothies, this is one of the easiest hemp protein powder recipes. It’s also incredibly versatile because you can put whatever you want in a bowl of porridge.
· 55g oats
· 1 tbsp hemp protein
· 250ml milk
This is the basic ingredient list. To prepare the porridge, add the oats and milk to a pan and heat for 5 minutes until it thickens. Add the hemp protein and cook for another 5 minutes. If it looks too thick, add some more milk.
You can use pretty much anything to flavor porridge. Fresh fruit works well, which you can use as a topping or cook into the porridge. A grated apple is ideal, as is a mashed banana. For wetter fruits (berries, apples, etc.), cook the porridge for an extra minute or two.
This hemp protein powder recipe is versatile as it allows you to adjust it to your personal taste.
5. Hemp Protein Granola
Store-bought granola is a deceptive cereal. It’s often super high in sugar despite it looking healthy. Our following hemp protein powder recipe is simple. Luckily, making your own is super easy and avoids these issues. You’ll need the following:
· ½ cup pumpkin seeds
· ½ cup pecans
· ¾ cup almonds
· 1 cup shredded coconut
· 2 tbsp hemp protein
· 2 tbsp chia seeds
· 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
· ¼ cup maple syrup
· 1 tsp vanilla
· 1 tsp cinnamon
· ½ cup dates
1. Preheat your oven to 250F.
2. In a food processor, lightly pulse the nuts to break them into smaller pieces.
3. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients except the dates.
4. Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes.
5. Remove from the oven, add the dates, stir, and bake for another 20 minutes or until the granola is golden brown.
There are plenty of healthy hemp protein powder recipes that add variation to your diet. Better still, they’re easy to prepare, as most don’t require an oven!
Feel free to provide us some of your favorite hemp protein powder recipes.
So, if you feel like getting creative in increasing your protein intake, why not start with our chocolate brownie hemp protein powder? It’s completely natural, cold-pressed, and, most importantly, it tastes great!Pair it up with the above hemp protein powder recipes. Give it a try and see what recipes you can come up with.