This one has a different flavour twist compared to the other cookies.The adjustment of ingredients and the addition of the raw shelled hemp seeds and coconut provide a unique nutty taste without the use of nuts.
The Hempy Heaven cookie gets its’ flavour from the raw shelled hemp seeds, the Magnum Quattro protein powder, sunflower seeds and coconut.
Raw shelled hemp seeds have a texture similar to cashews and they create a smooth creamy texture in the cookie. They are a delicious way to get more protein and omegas and half the carbs than the same size serving of chia seeds. Compared with chia and flax seeds, hemp seeds provide approximately double the amount of protein per serving
Hemp seeds are amazingly healthy for you too with many added health benefits. Once you try a delicious Hempy Heaven you’ll be hooked.
General Info about Hemp
We have been growing and using hemp for thousands of years. It’s a sustainable crop which grows much faster than trees and is a renewable resource. Hemp paper was first created in China in 100 BC.
Hemp is an industrial plant with a tall fibrous stalk, it’s grown for many uses such as rope, wax, plastics, clothing, shoes, fuel, paper and much more.
Hemp vs. Marijuana
Hemp and marijuana are very different and shouldn’t be confused. They are both herbs but have very different uses.
Hemp plants are primarily male and incapable of making buds. Hemp is grown outdoors in vast fields and it’s a very fast growing plant, whereas marijuana is grown indoors in a highly controlled environment.
The inner seeds of the hemp plant are a very nutritious food. Eat them on salads, on top of cereal or mix them in to yogurt and of course you can bake with them too.
Hemp seeds add a boost of nutrition to any meal:
- Each serving (3 tablespoons) is packed with 10 grams of plant-based protein for a quick power boost.
- With 12 grams of omegas 3 and 6 per serving, hemp seeds are a tasty and simple way to incorporate healthy fats at mealtime.
- Their light, nutty flavor complements almost any dish for maximum versatility.
Hemp Seeds contain:
- Stearidonic acid (SDA)
- Omega-6 Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)*
GLA has been shown to help with cholesterol, inflammation, skin and hair health, balancing hormones and general heart health. One serving of hemp seeds contains 450 mg of GLA, while chia and flax seeds contain 0 mg. (Source)
The Hempy Heaven cookie has no capability of getting you high or causing a positive drug reading in a test. The same is true for raw shelled hemp seeds in general. Hemp foods contain less than 0.003% Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and will not cause any psychoactive effect or a false-positive on a drug test. (Source)