Don’t worry, you can’t actually get high on our hemp seed topping as it doesn’t contain the THC that is found in the cannabis leaves. But it may leave you feeling high on health. I love putting a sprinkle of hemp on top of my acai bowl. Before my research, I knew these were a heart healthy food, but I didn’t realize all the other nutritional benefits they had.
Packed with Omega 3 and 6 they offer up that good fat your heart needs- similar to an avocado, but this textural add-on brings a lot more to the table than a nutty flavor. They are also a great source of plant based protein. So for those who are vegetarian and vegan- hemp is a great supplement to traditional proteins. 2 to 3 tablespoons of hemp seeds provide about 5 to 8 grams of protein. Now that is news worth shouting about.
Those same 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds contain 2 grams of fiber, 300 mg of potassium, 15% of your daily Vitamin A requirement, and 25% of your daily iron requirements. The WebMD and Healthline articles both are great resources to the health benefits of hemp seeds. Just like the chia seeds BOL offers as an add-on topping, it is difficult to find such a nutrient dense food as this.
You can do so much more than sprinkle this super-food on acai bowls. Oh My Veggies offers up some amazing hemp seed recipes, from hemp ball spaghetti, to hemp seed pudding, to hemp smoothies and so much more. This is enough to make any foodie who is health conscious super happy.
The hemp seed we use at BOL is grown Organic, is Gluten Free, and is of course, Vegan. So go ahead, get high on health with hemp. It’s one of my favorite toppings at BOL, and once you try it, I bet you’ll love it too.