8 Tasty & Healthy Hemp Protein Powder Recipes
Protein powder. That’s the stuff that comes in big tubs and is used by muscle men in the gym, right? Wronggg. With the rise of vegan and vegetarian diets (which we at Good Hemp are all here for, by the way) protein is becoming ever more important. We all need enough of it to ensure our bodies have the power to perform healthy cell growth and repair.
And guess what? Hemp protein powder is one of the very best options out there. It’s easy to digest (unlike soya), it’s vegan (unlike whey) and is a complete source of protein, which means it contains all 20 amino acids (including the 9 that your body can’t produce itself). And you don’t have to be a gym bunny to make the most of it. You can down it in a shake before a HIIT class if that’s your style, but hemp protein is just as effective – and even more delicious – when baked into a batch of brownies. Let us know if we’ve missed your favourite way of making hemp protein powder recipes and tag us on Instagram @GoodHemp.
1. Hemp Protein in Smoothies and Shakes
Okay, so this is perhaps an obvious choice, but there’s a reason people the world over are mixing hemp protein powder into shakes. What easier – or tastier – way to make sure you’re getting a morning fix than mixing hemp protein powder in a smoothie along with fresh fruit and veg? Try our super berry smoothie bowl or favourite hemp peanut butter smoothie – so simple and so delicious.
2. Hemp Protein in Porridge
Everyone’s favourite winter warmer, porridge is revered the world over for its slow release of energy. But how about mixing a tablespoon of hemp protein powder in with your oats for an extra breakfast time boost? Top it off with honey and cinnamon, of course, to complete this hemp protein powder recipe.
3. Hemp Protein in Pancakes
Get your protein in at breakfast. That way if anyone asks “how do you get protein if you don’t eat meat”, you can simply refer to your morning meal. (Take that, Grandma). We love these protein pancakes by Romy London.
4. Hemp Protein in Waffles
With hemp protein waffles, we’ve strayed away from breakfast and into the realm of brunch. When you’ve got a little extra time at the weekend, give Madeleine Shaw’s hemp protein powder recipe a whirl. She suggests serving her sweet potato and hemp waffles alongside soft-boiled eggs, avocado and miso mushrooms. If you’re vegan just ditch the eggs and it’s equally appetising.
5. Hemp Protein in Cupcakes
Beyond the breakfast and brunch game, there are lots of ways hemp protein can be used to boost your favourite baked treats. Take these sticky toffee cupcakes for example, made with dates, cashew caramello and vegan cream cheese. They’re the perfect hemp protein powder recipe with coffee made with Good Hemp Barista Milk (if you don’t mind us making the suggestion…)
6. Hemp Protein in Protein Bars
Don’t get caught hungry while on the go – make your very own protein bars with this hemp protein recipe and carry them around with you instead! We’ve see lots of different options for these, crammed with nuts and seeds and yummy things like peanut butter. We love these hemp and chocolate bars by The Protein Chef.
7. Hemp Protein Tart
Apart from our mission to make hemp a kitchen staple across the world, we’re also dedicated to debunking the myth that vegans can’t do desert. With this chocolate tart – packed full of hemp protein and topped with raspberries – the proof is very much in the pudding (please excuse the pun).
8. Hemp Protein in Brownies
The original after-school treat, brownies can be given a healthy boost with this hemp protein powder recipe. These light and fluffy hemp brownies are made from a blend of Good Hemp raw protein and pure protein powders and contain a whopping 8g of the good stuff!
Hemp protein powder is easy to digest (unlike soya), is vegan (unlike whey) & a complete source of protein. Discover 8 of our favourite recipes for it!
No-Bake Vegan Hemp Protein Bars
You’ll need just 6 simple, healthy ingredients and about 5 minutes to make these vegan hemp protein bars. Once you’ve blended the dough, pop them in the fridge and shortly thereafter, presto! Delicious and nourishing, No-Bake Vegan Hemp Protein Bars! These bars are all-natural, gluten-free, oil-free, easy to make and with a spicy kick of cinnamon, creamy almond butter and naturally sweet dates and pure maple syrup, they taste amazing too.
Hemp as a protein source
Did you know that hemp is one of the best foods you can eat for a balance of omega 3, 6, and 9? Not only is hemp high in omega-3 but it’s also very high in minerals in particular magnesium, which is key for metabolizing those omega-3’s. Hemp also contains manganese which is good for ligament and tendon pain, zinc which is important for prostrate health and testosterone production and iron which plays a roll in oxygen-carrying red blood cell production. All of these factors make hemp an excellent anti-inflammatory food.
- high in magnesium (which many people are deficient in)
- source of iron
- source of zinc
- source of omega-3
- contains antioxidants to fight free radical and prevent cancer
- and more…if there was one food that truly deserves to be called a superfood, hemp just might be it!
Hemp Protein and Hemp Seed Recipes
- No-Bake Cinnamon Raisin Hemp Seed Balls
- Raw Hemp Seed Maca Balls
- Grain-Free Hemp Seed and Toasted Coconut Bars
- Raw Hemp Seed Brownies
I’d recommend adding hemp to your diet whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan or otherwise, it’s a serious nutritional powerhouse and it’s very easy to incorporate into recipes. These delicious bars are a place to start!
No-Bake Vegan Hemp Protein Bars
These hemp protein bars are a cinch to make. It’s just quick mix in a food processor or a high-speed blender and you’re done. Once you have that nice, thick, yummy dough, press it into a pan and let it set in the fridge or freezer until firm. You only need 6 everyday, wholesome ingredients to make them, they’re naturally sweetened with dates and pure maple syrup, have have a whole tablespoon of cinnamon for a spicy kick and blood-sugar stabilizing benefits and they make a fantastic pre-workout energy booster or healthy snack anytime you need it.
I used almond butter in these bars but you can also use tahini, sunflower seed butter, cashew butter or peanut butter. I’m definitely making them with tahini next time! I also used plain hemp protein but you could also use a naturally-sweetened vanilla or chocolate flavour if that’s what you have.
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No-Bake Vegan Hemp Protein Bars
- Author: Deryn Macey
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 10 mins
- Yield: 14 bars 1 x
- Category: Snack
- Method: Food Processor
- Cuisine: Vegan
You only need a couple of minutes to whip up these healthy, no-bake bars made with hemp protein. They’re all-natural, nutrient-packed and totally delicious!
These vegan hemp protein bars are easy to make with healthy, whole food ingredients! They're delicious, packed with energizing nutrition and make a great pre-workout snack, breakfast or snack. Gluten-free, no refined sugar, oil-free.