Bless your body with Hemp Hummous

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It’s freezing out there and we are doing our little dances of winter, avoiding people sneezing and coughing over us on the pavement – not too drastic?

So, given we are hemp-happy this week, we have been looking at ways of getting the most immune-system boosting elements from these amazing seeds.

Being honest, the husks are still a work in progress and the bowl of gritty looking sand isn’t quite working for us – but we will be working on some cookies and biscuits.

The milk is fabulous – much, much tastier and richer than the hemp milk from the supermarket and doesn’t curdle – result.

The unshelled husks are pretty easy to hull and extract the little nutty seeds which are the base of brilliant salad sprinkles and the added crunch to cakes and flapjacks.

A high protein hummous on a dark rye cracker with a drizzle of pomegranate molasses is a filling and satisfying snack to ward off the mid-afternoon dip and stop you reaching for the chocolate biscuits…

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High Protein Hemp Hummous

Ingredients

  • 40g shelled hemp seeds (see how to shell here)
  • pinch salt
  • 400g cups cooked chickpeas, or 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 80ml water
  • Black pepper

 Instructions

  1. Place the hemp seeds and salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the S blade. Grind the hemp seeds for about 30 seconds, or until they’ve formed a fine meal.
  2. Add the chickpeas, lemon, garlic, tahini, cumin, and water to the food processor. Process all ingredients until smooth and creamy (about 1-2 minutes), stopping every now and then to scrape the bowl down. Season to taste with black pepper and serve.

adapted from The Full Helping blog

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Bless your body with Hemp Hummous

4 thoughts on “Bless your body with Hemp Hummous

      1. I make my own hemp milk (I add the pulp to Shadow’s (my Dalmatian) dinner) and add porridge and leave it covered overnight and eat it raw in the morning or as a dessert with organic berries and maple syrup in the afternoon or evening. LOVELY!!

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