With summertime in full swing, you may be spending more time relaxing and soaking up the
sun, but that’s no reason to give up your healthy diet. With long beach days and travels abroad,
and the sometimes pesky summer cold going around, your body and mind need to stay as
energized as ever. Here are some hearty summer gems we love, and the secret ingredient?
Why, hemp of course!
Take a gander at these refreshing sunny-season recipes you’ll love.
1. Summer Power Salad:
Being a Cali-based brand, there's nothing we love more than a little Mexican flare in our food. And this super easy to make Summer Power Salad has that south-of- the-border touch we love!
With a quick 10-minute prep time, this almost entirely raw salad contains 15 grams of protein, 11
grams of fiber, and 14 grams of healthy fats! Top it all off with hemp seeds and you’ve just taken
your nutrition factor through the roof! So go ahead, power up!
Speedy Power Salad: Photos and Recipe via: http://ohsheglows.com
2. Chocolate Hemp Seed Butter:
Got a sweet tooth? We got you covered. After all, eating healthy does not have to mean going without indulgences. Especially if these delicious "cheats" are not cheats at all! With only 4 simple ingredients, this super low maintenance (and guilt free) treat will give you just the fix you need. Pair with your favorite fruit, spread it on multi-grain toast, or heck- pour it over your favorite fro-yo! With a delicious rich taste, a little goes a long way.
Chocolate Hemp Seed Butter: Photos and Recipe via: http://www.karissasvegankitchen.com
3. No-Bake Hemp Seed Bars
Summer got you busy? Not to worry! These super yummy, easy-to-make no-bake bars are just the thing you need. Packed with plant-based protein, essential amino acids, and high in fiver, these are ideal for your busy on-the-go summer days. The best part? If you are on a mission to get that beach-body you have always wanted, these tasty treats support weight loss by helping you feel fuller and reducing sugar cravings. Can't beat that!
No-Bake Hemp Seed Bars:
Photo and Recipe via: http://www.spinach4breakfast.com
4. Cold Brew Mocha Frappe:
Need a little mid-day pick-me-up? Whether you're enjoying some summertime outdoor fun, or working your office with a view, nothing feels better than a little mid-day cold brew to kick you back into high energy mode. But do not worry - these are not just empty calories with a high voltage caffeine kick. This delicious summer treat contains almond milk, hearty chocolate hemp protein as well as dates! So forget those sugary coffee drinks which are, let's face it, essentially ice cream. Instead, reach for your blender, a few simple ingredients, and get frappin'.
Cold Brew Mocha Frappe
Photo and Recipe via: http://healthfirstnetwork.ca
5. Hippie Breakfast Bow:
Everyone knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yet still, people often settle for sugary cereals or quick less-than-satisfying breakfast bars. For an ultra nourishing breakfast with out-of-this-world flavor, it is time to tap into your hippie side! Whether used as a healthy wake-me-up, or a post workout dish, you cannot go wrong with this nutrient rich Hippie Breakfast Bowl. With vanilla chia seed pudding, fresh berries, bananas, hemp hearts, shredded coconut, and almond butter, you will be sure to set your day off to the perfect start.
Hippie Breakfast Bowl: Photo and Recipe via: http://choosingchia.com
Do you have a favorite hemp-inspired delight you love? Let us know! We love trying new things, so be sure to comment and share below!