Healthy Hemp seeds

Hemp seeds are the seeds of the hemp plant, they are exceptionally nutritious and rich in healthy fats, protein and minerals. These seeds are a great choice for those who suffer with skin diseases such as eczema due to their 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3. These seeds are also a great option for women to reduce symptoms of PMS and menopause.

For a sweet treat check out Chia Hemp Seed Oatmeal Cookies.

Ingredients:

1 ⅓ cup multigrain flour

1 ½ cup oatmeal

¾ cup coconut

¼ cup chia seeds

¼ cup hemp seeds

½ cup dark chocolate chips or raisins

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp Atlantic sea salt

1 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Instructions: To begin, preheat your oven to 177 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Now whisk together flour, oatmeal, coconut, chia and hemp seed, baking powder, baking soda, chocolate chips and salt in a bowl. In a large mixing bowl beat butter and until smooth. Add brown sugar and vanilla, beat on medium-high speed until creamy. Add egg and combine well. Gradually add flour mixture into butter mixture on low speed. Batter should be thick. Use a cookie scoop to get cookies the same size, placing dough about 3 inches apart. Flatten slightly with a fork. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned on edges.

Enjoy and read up on our Wednesday post to find out the benefits of incorporating hemp seeds into your diet.