Hemp Hummus

Hemp Hummus Plate

Hemp is regarded as a superfood and rightly so. . Hemp helps to regulate hormones, improve digestive health, supports our immune system and liver:

 

  • Hemp seeds contain GLA which is essential in the regulation of hormone balancing.
  • EFA’s – Hemp contains significant amounts of Essential Fatty Acids. These Omega 3′s help our bodies to glow from the inside out – think bright eyes, shiny hair, strong finger nails and a super smart brain!
  • It complete protein and contain all the 9 essential amino acids plus 11 more. Thus forming the building blocks of protein that our bodies need. Pretty remarkable from a plant based product.
  • Hemp seeds pack a neat punch of fibre which keeps things moving along nicely maintaing a healthy digestive system. In 2 tablespoons of hemp protein powder there is approx 7g dietary fibre.

 

Hemp is available in a variety of forms, mainly as a protein powder or hemp hearts {seeds}. Both can be used in smoothies, porridge, baked goods etc… My friend Marah from Yogibeer uses Hemp seeds in a Kombucha drink and it is magnificent!! Hemp is also a highly sustainable plant. I purchased my first Hemp clothing product for my boyfriend last year and he loves it. Amazing material.

Hemp SeedsHemp Hummus is the brainchild of having too many leftovers. At least twice a week, I make a batch of nut milk and I am always left with a cup or two of nut pulp. Most of which I dehydrate and use in baking but really, there is only so much almond meal a girl needs! So this week I made Hemp Milk and I certainly did not want to waste the pulp and as I am moving this week I needed to use it up asap. So with just a few simple ingredients, I was so happy with the end product. I am thinking of smothering some toasted Sourdough with it, topping with grilled mushrooms and creamy avocado. Total bliss!

Hemp Hummus Plate2

{Hemp Hummus}

1 clove garlic, crushed

3 T Tahini

3 T Lemon Juice

1 T chopped parsley

1 t ground cumin

1/2 t ground coriander

1/2 t chili flakes

3/4 cup hemp pulp – leftover from making hemp milk*

Sea Salt & Black Pepper

In the bowl of a food processor, place the first 5 ingredients and blend until combined.

With the motor running, add in the hemp pulp until completely blended in.

Season with salt and pepper. Thin out with more water if needs be.

Serve with a drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and extra spices.

Hemp Hummus

Hemp Milk*Hemp Milk

1 cup Hemp seeds

1 litre water

Soak hemp seeds in water for minimum 4 hours or overnight

In the morning, drain and rinse the seeds.

Place the seeds and 1 litre of water in the blender and blitz for one minute.

Drain through a nut milk bag, cheesecloth or fine mesh sieve.

Pour into bottles and refrigerate.

Keeps for 3-4 days in the fridge.

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One Response to “Hemp Hummus”

  1. Marah says:

    Dear Carolanne,

    Hemp Hummus looks fabulous :-) I am making my first batch of Hemp milk now along side Beetroot Kvass. This too would go down well with your salad concoctions.

    You are gorgeous

    Love
    Marah

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