Also called hemp hearts, these overachieving seeds are a top source of omega-3 fatty acids, complete plant protein, and vital minerals like phosphorus and magnesium.
Here’s how to use them in place of pork.
Nutrition facts (per serving):
Calories: 246, protein: 13g, carbs: 19g, fat: 14g
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Makes 4 servings
- 2/3 cup hemp seeds
- 2 tsp liquid smoke
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 2 tsp canola oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 tsp coriander
- 6 cups chopped broccoli
- 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
How to make it
Make hemp "bacon" bits: Combine 1/3 cup hemp seeds, liquid smoke, and soy sauce. Spread on a baking sheet, and bake at 400° for 15 minutes, stirring once, until slightly crispy.
Heat oil in a large pan on medium heat. Add onion and salt, and cook until softened. Add garlic and coriander; cook 1 minute. Add broccoli, broth, and 2 cups water; bring to a boil. Cover; simmer 15 minutes.
Remove from heat, and stir in almond milk, spinach, lemon juice, and remaining 1/3 cup hemp seeds.
Place mixture in a blender, and process until smooth. Top with hemp bits.