BLACK FOREST HEMP CAKE

BLACK FOREST HEMP CAKE
Ingredients :
For the cake:

4 and ½ cup whole grain spelt flour (or whole wheat)
2 tablespoon hemp flour
2 cups xylitol, erythritol or unrefined sugar (or a combination)
¾ cup cocoa powder
1 tablespoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
⅓ cup applesauce
⅔ cup canola or melted coconut oil
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 cups filtered water
For the filling:

2 cups sour cherries (fresh, frozen or canned)
¼ cup Hemp seeds
¼ cup cherry juice or the canning liquid if using canned sour cherries
¼ to ½ cup date syrup or other sweetener (adjust to taste)
For the frosting:

1 avocado
3 tablespoons coconut oil
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
5 tablespoons date syrup (or other liquid sweetener)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Method:

Mix the dry ingredients for the cake in a large bowl.
Add wet and mix until combined.
Pour in two 8-inch pans lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 350 (180 Celsius) for about 45 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean.
Let cool completely.
In the meantime, combine all the ingredient for the filling in a medium bowl and let sit until thickened (about 10 minutes).
Add all ingredients for the frosting in a food processor and pulse until super smooth. Make sure the coconut oil is warm enough so that it blends in well with the other ingredients.
Layer the cake with the filling and cover with frosting.
Refrigerate until the frosting hardens a bit.
Decorate with dried cherries and cacao nibs if you like.
Let the cake cool completely, preferably overnight, before tasting. It will become much sweeter as it cools and the flavors will combine nicely.
Enjoy!

MANGO AND HEMP SEED SMOOTHIE

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup homemade hemp milk or almond milk

2/ 3   slices mango

1 teaspoon organic vanilla bean powder

2 tablespoons organic hemp seeds

1 tablespoon organic coconut oil

1 tablespoon organic maca powder

1 tablespoon organic lucuma powder

2 organic medjool dates (pitted)

Method:

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Optional: garish with almonds, mulberries, and hemp seeds.

Enjoy!

Hemp Peanut Butter Cookies

Flourless Hemp Peanut Butter Cookies

Sweet, scrumptious, delectable, mouth watering, I can’t believe they are healthy cookies. That is what I should have called these cookies. My “Flourless Hemp Peanut Butter Cookies” were my own little secret until I started to take them on the road with me to offer others. The word is out! One bite and you will be hooked. Not a bad thing when each bite is a healthy does of protein and fibre.

Hemp seeds are my favorite food and I use them as my multi-vitamin because they contain so many vital nutrients the body requires. These nutrients include protein, essential fatty acids, fibre, iron, vitamin E and so much more. Just add a few tablespoons to every meal you eat and enjoy a boost to your health.

Ingredients
1 cup of hemp seeds
1/4 cup raw cane sugar
2 organic eggs
1 cup all natural peanut butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup organic chocolate chips

How to Prepare
Mix together all ingredients in a large bowl. Spoon out small ball size portions and flatten onto parchment paper with a fork. Cook in oven at 350 until golden brown, 10-15 minutes. So tasty and so nutritious, even kids love them!

Flourless Hemp Peanut Butter Cookies

 

Ingredients:
1 cup of hemp seeds
1/4 cup raw cane sugar
2 organic eggs
1 cup all natural peanut butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup organic chocolate chips

Method:
Mix together all ingredients in a large bowl. Spoon out small ball size portions and flatten onto parchment paper with a fork. Cook in oven at 350 until golden brown, 10-15 minutes. So tasty and so nutritious, even kids love them!

Enjoy 

The Power Of Hemp Seeds

The Power Of Hemp Seeds

Did you know that hemp seeds are one of the most nutritional and highest/most digestible protein sources that exist?

And the best part? It tastes amazing!

I know what you’re thinking. Either, come on dude, you’re just a hippy who likes to get high and eat at the same time; hemp seed just kills two birds with one stone. Or, c’mon dude, shut up and pass it.

Well hear me out happening hipster, because hemp seeds might just end up blowing your traditional diet right out of the cosmos. First, hemp seeds will not get you high. Industrial hemp itself contains extremely little THC (.05% – 1%), the compound that destroys food pantries and makes CSPAN hilarious. Most commercial hemp products, like Nutiva brand hemp seeds, contain no THC at all. As a comparison, ‘marijuana’ has a THC content of somewhere between 3% and 20% (depending on if your dealer is James Franco or your cousin’s smelly roommate). Although marijuana and hemp are both cannabis plants, they are only relatives. To say they are the same is like saying a grey hound and a shih tzu are the same dog. The bottom line is that no matter how much hemp seeds you pour down your gullet, it won’t make you high, just healthy.

And speaking of health, hemp seeds are downright full of it! Hemp seeds are one of the most nutritionally beneficial substances known to man.

Here is a list of what makes hemp seeds so great, from an article in Body Ecology:

Hemp seeds contain:

* All 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids (EAAs) our bodies cannot produce.
* A high protein percentage of the simple proteins that strengthen immunity and fend off toxins.
* Eating hemp seeds in any form could aid, if not heal, people suffering from immune deficiency diseases. This conclusion is supported by the fact that hemp seed has been used to treat nutritional deficiencies brought on by tuberculosis, a severe nutrition blocking disease that causes the body to waste away.
* Nature’s highest botanical source of essential fatty acid, with more essential fatty acid than flax or any other nut or seed oil.
* A perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 Linoleic Acid and Omega-3 Linolenic Acid – for cardiovascular health and general strengthening of the immune system.
* A superior vegetarian source of protein considered easily digestible.
* A rich source of phytonutrients, the disease-protective element of plants with benefits protecting your immunity, bloodstream, tissues, cells, skin, organs and mitochondria.
* The richest known source of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids.

And guess what? It gets better!

Hemp seeds are 25% protien, second only to soy in the plant kingdom. The reason hemp is preferred over soy is because soy contains a high amount of phytic acid, an anti-nutrient that prevents your body from absorbing certain minerals. Hemp seeds contain NO phytic acid! (phytic acid is actually a really interesting compound. It has a great amount of health benefits and detriments, and is a source of controversy regarding its proper level of intake in my own mind. For more information take a look at Healthy Eating Politic’s article on Phytic Acid.)

Furthermore, hemp seeds contain vitamin E, phytosterols (cancer fighting), fiber, magnesium, iron, zinc, and potassium.

This article has even more amazing information. It states that because hemp protein is 65% globulin edistin, and also contains albumin, it is very similar to the blood plasma already coursing through our bodies. This makes it the most easily digestible source of protein that we have ever found.

Why is that so great? It means less waste and greater efficiency. You can eat less and get even more out of what you put into your system.

The article explains that:

Hemp is not unique in having all the essential amino acids in its embryonic seed. Flax seeds also contain all the essential amino acids as do many other seeds in the plant kingdom. What is unique about hemp seed protein is that 65% of it is globulin edistin. That is the highest in the plant kingdom.

Globulins are one of seven classes of simple proteins. Simple proteins are constructed from amino acids and contain no non-protein substances. Globulins are in seeds and animal blood. Edistins are found in seeds: serum globulin is in blood. Edistins are plant globulins. And globulins along with albumins are classified as globular proteins. All enzymes, antibodies, many hormones, hemoglobin and fibrogin (the body converts fibrogin into non-soluble, fibrin, a blood clotting agent) are globular proteins. They carry out the main work of living.

Albumin, globulin and fibrogin are the major types of plasma proteins. Plasma is the fluid portion of blood that supplies nutrients to tissues. And the three protein types: serum albumin, serum globulin and fibrogin, compose about 80% of plasma solids. These plasma proteins serve as a reservoir of rapidly available amino acids should any body tissues be in need.

Raw Vegan Double Chocolate Cheesecake with Hemp Seeds

Ingrediets:

2 cups organic raw walnuts
1/2 hemp seed
10 – 12 pitted medjool dates
1 cup raw cacao powder
2 teaspoons vanilla powder
1 tablespoons coconut oil
Filing:
2 cups organic raw cashews
1/2 cup agave
1/4 cup coconut oil melted
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons vanilla powder
3/4 cup raw cacao powder
5-6 pitted medjool dates

Method:
Lets get this thing made: Place all the base ingredients into a food processor or blender (I use a thermomix). Blend whilst ‘rocking’ the machine back and forth until all ingredients are really mixed together and the walnuts are in little crumb pieces. The mixture should be slightly sticky but a powder type form at the same time. Slightly greased a cheesecake pan with coconut oil and press mixture firmly into the base of the pan and set aside. Place all filing ingredients into your food processor. Blend until a smooth filing mixture is formed. Pour onto of the base and place in the freezer for 1-2 hours until the filing is set. After 1-2 hours you can store the cake in the fridge and it’ll be perfectly fine. Serve with fresh organic berries.

Enjoy

Cannabis is Medicine

“THC found in medical cannabis eliminates brain cancer while leaving healthy brain cells intact.

A study by Complutense University of Madrid found the chemicals in cannabis promote the death of brain cancer cells by essentially helping them feed upon themselves in a process called autophagy. The research team discovered that cannabinoids such as THC had anticancer effects in mice with human brain cancer cells and in people with brain tumors. When mice with the human brain cancer cells received the THC, the tumor shrank. Using electron microscopes to analyze brain tissue taken both before and after a 26-to 30-day THC treatment regimen, the researchers found that THC eliminated cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact. The patients did not have any toxic effects from the treatment; previous studies of THC for the treatment of cancer have also found the therapy to be well tolerated.”

Berry Hemp Pudding

Berry Hemp Pudding with Colostrum & Lecithin

Pudding
Ingredients

1 cup berries

1/3 cup hemp seeds (also known as Hemp Hearts)

1 tbsp Lecithin

1 tbsp Colostrum6 by ImmuneTree

¼ cup water – more if needed for consistency

Juice of fresh lime

Sweeten as needed with Stevia, honey or sugar

Blend all these together and add some lime! Top with Barleans’ Forti Flax, raisins, walnuts or whatever you fancy.