The cookie that could

30 Mar

Were gonna talk about hemp today. Forget the gritty, horrible earth tasting protein powder though. We wont be dealing with thattttt. Ugh! Anyways Hemp seeds are a complete protein containing all 9 amino acids. Not only can they help lower blood pressure and the risk of heart disease but they are also chalk full of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. They have a strong concentration of vitamins and minerals including potassium, zinc, copper manganese and many more. One of the main reasons I use them is due to the high protein and fibre content. Basically a small amount can keep you going when your in an emergency situations like this one…

Ryan decides that he doesn’t want to scour the town looking for a health food place for me which leaves us at Wendy’s with nothing for me to eat……but then……there were hempseed cookies! problem solved and I wouldn’t have to be a bitch the rest of the day. yay!

Okay so Im going to give you two recipes which result in equal satisfaction though I’m partial to all things round and cookie-like.

Hemp-seed flour-less peanut butter cookies: Not so original but still amaze me every time. AND they only require one dirtied bowl!

The troops: Makes 20-24 servings

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup hemp seeds
  • 2 eggs , room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup raisins/ dried cranberries (optional but amazing)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F and then line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Beat the eggs with a fork and then mix all of the above ingredients in a bowl. Plop onto parchment paper and lightly flatten. They wont spread out at all so don’t be worried about spacing them far apart.

Bake for 10 minutes and let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes…then transfer to a cooling rack until fully set.

Hempseed Porridge that doesn’t taste like the earth:

  • 1/4 cup hulled hempseed (hempseeds that are ground)… divided
  • 1 tablespoon flax (divided)
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter/almond butter
  • handful of berries

Directions:

Bring almond milk to a strong simmer and then mix in half of the hulled hempseeds and half of the flax. Stir for 5 minutes and then mix in the salt,vanilla and cinnamon. Stir for another 5 minutes and then mix in the remaining hempseeds and flax. Pour into a bowl and serve with berries, almond/peanut butter and maple syrup.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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