Happy Monday all!
Today we are giving a shout out to one of our favorite ingredients!
Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein Powder
What is Hemp?
Hemp is a plant that is grown for it’s fiber and seeds. Hemp is not to be confused with marijuana though. They are from the same family but two completely different plants bred for various uses. So don’t expect to get “high” from using hemp protein powder or seeds! ;) Hemp is also manufactured for consumer products like rope, clothing, paper and other things!
Why is it good for you?
Hemp is one of the most nutrious grown plants in the world! It’s rich in all the essential fatty acids (aka EFAs), amino acids, vitamins and dietary fiber. It’s the only plant protein, which is closest to the nutrional profile of eggs, meat and soya. Hemp is also rich in omega-3s! It makes for a great protein replacement for the non-meat and non-egg eaters out there!
Why this brand?
We love this brand of hemp protein powder because of it’s overall quality. It has great taste, low calories compared to other hemp protein powders, it’s USDA certified organic and Non-GMO verified! This particular bottle of Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein Powder is the "Hi-Fiber" version and has 11grams of protein in one serving! One serving is equal to 3 tablespoons of protein powder at 80 calories! If you were to get it without the high fiber it's 90 calories for 3 tablespoons and 15grams of protein! Either way that's a great amount of protein with low calories!
How can you use Hemp Protein Powder?
We mainly use this product in smoothies! You can also add it to juices, with water to have a protein drink or in recipes (baking muffins, bread, etc.) The options are unlimited!
This is really a great source of protein for everyone! (Even if you are a meat lover!) It’s dairy free, gluten free and super healthy! Give it a try! :)