- High quality source of vegan protein
- Contains all of the amino acids, including the nine essential amino acids that your body is unable to produce on its own and must obtain from dietary sources
- Certain plant proteins that are found in hemp are responsible for enzymatic functions in the blood stream & antibody formation which supports a healthy immune system
- High Fiber
- Contains both soluble and unsoluble fiber that helps to sweep out your colon. Gentle on the GI tract and is easily digestible – great option for people who are sensitive to whey. (Your co-inhabitants will be happy)
- Dietary fiber has also been shown to help regulate blood glucose & cholesterol. Studies have shown that hemp protein can have a similar effect on cholesterol to that of statins (cholesterol lowering pharmaceuticals).
- Safe & Affordable
- Many vegetarian/vegan proteins are GMO (soy) or have additives & pesticides. Hemp is rarely modified and while not as cheap as soy, even non GMO, organic versions are affordable!
I really like Evo Hemp brand hemp. The company is pretty great & so are the products! US based, supporting small farmers, and affordable with quick shipping. No, I’m not affiliated – just giving a shout where it’s deserved!The bars are delicious and have super clean labels. Cherry Walnut is my current favorite!
I use the hemp powder in smoothies and in energy balls. Here’s a recipe I love:
Hemp Protein Snacks
- 2 Tablespoons Evo Hemp protein
- 1 Tablespoon ground flax seed
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 3 Tablespoons almond flour
- 2 Tablespoons cacao powder
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup or honey
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder (or extract)
Mix everything together (stand mixer is a huge help as this is DRY at first – it will eventually come together!) and roll into balls! I dusted mine in ground pumpkin seeds, but you could use more cacao or almond flour – or skip it all together!