Hemp in the kitchen
In this post you will learn how to easily add hemp oil, hemp butter or hemp seeds to your diet.
In addition to the CBD extract or drinking infusion of leaves, there is a whole range of possibilities in which we can introduce hemp into our diet 😉
When we are aware of what wonderful plants cannabis is, it is worth taking advantage of the full spectrum of its properties.
It is made from unroasted hemp seeds (how we make our oil ;). It has a beautiful dark green color, as it is not refined and is cold pressed. The composition includes a lot of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids (the same for which fish are known). The taste has a nutty note.
Such oil must be stored in the refrigerator and consumed within a few weeks from the moment of pressing.
Wehemp oil do not heat- we use it for cold dishes. As an ingredient in salad dressing, dips or sandwich spreads.
We can easily replace it with oil, but remember that its nutty aftertaste will be noticeable. To make it compose in a salad, we can add roasted walnuts or hazelnuts to it.
Due to its nutty flavor, it can also be added to sweet recipes (but those that do not require baking), e.g. date truffles.
Can be prepared with any fat. Activate the dried inflorescences by baking them, and then cook them in fat over low heat for several hours. Our version of the butter is coconut oil.
We can use it as a replacement for sandwich butter, an addition to morning porridge or an ingredient for hemp cookies.
We can divide them into roasted / unroasted and shelled / unshelled. In addition to the high content of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, they are rich in protein (the best of all plants in the world, because it absorbs quickly and does not cause flatulence) and fiber (soluble and insoluble). They are also a source of vitamin E as well as magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and iron.
Shelled hemp seeds are perfect for making hemp milk – just mix water (0.5 cups of seeds to 1.5 cups of water and a teaspoon of honey). When we add a smaller amount of water and a teaspoon of lemon juice, we get a thick cream that can successfully replace cream or yogurt in recipes.
Recipe for a thick sauce based on shelled seeds
Unshelled seeds are perfect as a sprinkle for salads, smoothies, oatmeal or as a crunchy addition to cookies or granola.
They even work themselves as a snack. When we first tried them, we ate the entire packet in one day! For you, we advise you to be more moderate 😉