I was super psyched to find Costco carrying huge bags of organic hemp seeds again. I got hooked on hemp a while back and continue to add it to all kinds of recipes. What’s so great about this little seed? It has a great balance of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids to promote heart health, is high in GLA which has been proven to balance hormones, and is a perfect protein containing all 20 amino acids as well as the 9 essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce. That is one powerful plant. Though botanically related to marijuana, hemp seeds won’t make you high. You may, however, become high on life since they support your body oh so well.
I’ve been into experimenting with nut and seed butter blends lately. The following is the current family favorite:
Easy Cashew Peanut Hemp Butter
-1.5 cups raw cashew nuts
-1.5 cups dry roasted peanuts (make sure there are no added ingredients, just peanuts!)
-3 tablespoons hemp seeds
-1/4 teaspoon himalayan pink salt (or other good quality salt)
-Place all ingredients except salt in food processor
-Blend until creamy, occasionally scraping down sides
-Add salt and blend until combined
-Transfer to jar and store in fridge
-Enjoy in sandwiches, smoothies, or on it’s own!
Peanut, peanut butter, and hemp seeds……..
Confession: Sometimes I stir up peanut butter just so I can lick the knife…..