HEMP HUMMUS RECIPE
by Julie Morris
Watch a good video on how Julie makes this tasty treat:
1 1/2 Cups Garbanzo Beans or Chickpeas (pre soaked and cooked until soft)
4 TB Hemp Seeds
1 TB Hemp or Flax Oil
1 Tsp. Garlic Powder
1/3 Cup Lemon Juice
1/2 Tsp. Salt
2 TB Tahini (sesame paste)
This recipe is very simple and fun, just take all the ingredients and place them in a food processor or blender and mix them until they have a creamy texture. This healthy treat goes great with crackers or raw vegetables. A very creamy and healthy version of hummus, with a major load of protein, provided by the hemp seeds.
Benefits of Hemp Oil
Hemp oil has long been recognised as one of the most versatile and beneficial substances known to man. Derived from hemp seeds it has been regarded as a superfood due to its high essential fatty acid content and the unique ratio of omega3 to omega6 and gamma linolenic acid (GLA) - 2:5:1. It is this ratio that is believed to be optimal in terms of improving skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne. It has been reported that those using hemp oil as a supplement begin to experience noticeably softer skin, stronger nails and thicker, smoother hair after only a few weeks.
Hemp oil is also the only food oil that contains not only omega3, omega6, but also GLA. This GLA content means that hemp is a rival to Evening Primrose Oil as well as flax seed oil, as GLA is the main EFA that is believed to relieve symptoms of pre-menstrual tension (PMT).
Hemp oil is also ideal for those who are concerned about taking fish supplements due to the reported contamination of fish with mercury and other toxins. This is particularly prevalent for pregnant women and nursing mothers who are looking to reduce their fish intake but still maintain a desired level of EFAs.