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!
Hemp Protein Pear Spinach Smoothie Recipe
Easy recipe for a hemp protein smoothie with added pear, banana and spinach.
This cheap and delicious smoothie is a complete meal in a glass and has that earthy green colour that just looks like it will do you good.
The added fruit makes this smoothie sweet and palatable.
Hemp protein does have a strong earthy flavour that many people struggle to have on its own.
But the earthly flavour works well with pears and almonds to make a delicious drink where you don’t notice the hemp.
Hemp Protein Pear Spinach Smoothie
In this recipe, I use ground almonds / almond flour rather than hemp milk as its cheaper, more nutrition and shop almond milk often has very little almonds.
If you’re following a vegan / plant based diet you really don’t need that much protein and it’s easy to get from whole foods like beans, pulses, nuts and seeds.
Additionally, all food contains protein so even the small amounts in fruit and veg do add up over the day.
However, hemp protein is a great way to add more protein into your diet as its 30-50% protein and is made from milling hemp seeds to remove the fat. Hemp protein is usually raw as its cold milled.
Hemp is also a great food for vegans as it contains all the amnio acids (the building blocks of protein) that the body can’t produce its self, this is often called a complete protein.
This smoothie has it all – 2 portions of fruit, 1 portion of leafy green veg, healthy fats from almonds and the hemp. It’s a great drink to have in the morning and give you everything you need to last until lunch.
If you’re not in a rush I would recommend to chew each mouthful of smoothie rather than just swallowing. This may sound strange but some studies have shown this helps to absorb more of the nutrients and keep you fuller for longer.
Some recommend chewing 20 times and that sounds a bit excessive, others say until it starts to warm up. I usually manage 4-5 and that’s enough for me.
It’s best to pulse a few times to blend the smoothie if it’s going to be sat around for a bit or you will drink it slowly.
This is as it helps to prevent oxidation and reduce the rate the nutrients in the smoothie degrade after blending.
Ten quick bursts on pulse should be enough to blend and mix everything.
Hemp Protein Smoothie with Pear and Spinach
High plant protein smoothie made from hemp protein with added pear to make a palatable smoothie.
Eathy hemp goes well with pear to make a tasty smoothie. Greens are added to boost the nutrition and almonds add heart healthy fats.
Hemp Protein Pear Spinach Smoothie Recipe Easy recipe for a hemp protein smoothie with added pear, banana and spinach. This cheap and delicious smoothie is a complete meal in a glass and has