HEMP MILK RECIPE | Dietitian Approved

Ahh hemp seeds!  One of the most nutrient dense little foods out there.  With anti-inflammatory omegas, packed with protein and iron.  Look out world hemp milk is going to make a lean mean hulk outta you! 1 cup of this milk recipe has got about:

  • Calories: ~130
  • Protein: ~8 grams
  • Fat: ~9 grams (essential omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids!)
  • Iron: 15% DV* (*daily value based on a 2000 calorie diet)
  • Fiber: 8% DV*

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cold water
  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
  • 1 pitted moist date
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Steps:

  1. Blend for 1-2 minutes on high until smooth and creamy
  2. Keep in the fridge for about a week
  3. Hug someone randomly, because you can
  4. ❤ smile.

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No Bake Carob Oatmeal Raisin Cookies!

Like soft, sweet, mushy, crunchy, oatmeal raisin cookies??!?

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Me too.  :)… more like cookie dough balls… even better.

These are the easiest, healthiest, fastest raw cookie dough deliciousnesses!!

These oatmeal cookies are an incredible source of the essential omega-3 fatty acids, simple and complex carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and are gluten free, salt free, dairy free, carcinogen free, and after you savor one for a little dessert, you will feel like flying ❤ .

Essential fatty acids??  Our body needs omega-3 and omega-6 to function and we can’t make them on our own- they have to be obtained from our diet. Our body needs two critical Omega-3 fatty acids, (eicosapentaenoic acid, called EPA and docosahexaenoic or DHA) and walnuts, flax seeds, and hemp seeds, contain an abundance of a precursor omega-3, called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which the body converts to EPA and DHA.  Low omega-3 intake has been linked to depression, inflammation, and decline in cognitive function. Most Americans don’t consume enough omega-3s.  Heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids from the walnuts, flax seeds, and hemp seeds, have been shown to improve memory and cognitive function and play a very important role in reducing inflammation (I think lots of chronic diseases America has a problem with are caused by inflammation).  Algae, like spirulina, algae oil, and leafy green vegetables also contain omega-3s.  In my Lifecycle Nutrition course here at Purdue, we learned that when we are pregnant, we should eat a lot of walnuts- not only do they look like a brain, but babies whose mommies consumed healthy omega-3 fatty acids had children with higher cognitive function!

Ingredients

I used: (approximately, I didn’t measure- literally threw together 20 minutes before teaching Zumba)

Need: any round container (like a bowl) and a fork or spoon

  • 2 cups rolled oats (quick oatmeal oats might have soaked it up better?)
  • 1/3 cup carob powder (tastes like chocolate! with no stimulating theobromine or caffeine)
  • 1/4 cup golden flax meal
  • 2 Tbs almond milk
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 coconut date rolls
  • hemp seeds
  1. Mash bananas and date rolls into almond milk until pretty smooth.
  2. Sprinkle in the flax meal, carob, and rolled oats and mix well
  3. Fold in walnuts and raisins
  4. Roll dough into tablespoon sized balls and roll in hemp seeds
  5. refrigerate or maybe freeze, if you would like to bake these go for it- Really nice little chewy oatmeal bites though…  the oats soak up the banana mix and the raisins get superrr squishyyy.  Nom nom!