Hemp oatmeal could supercharge your mornings and help you get a healthier start to 2020.
With fresh New Year’s resolutions, many of us have pledged to start healthier habits. So, if you’re doing your due diligence to finally start eating healthier, you’ve come to the perfect place.
Today we’re giving you a simple recipe that fuses the nutritional goodness of oats with the superfood capacities of hemp and the benefits of CBD. We’ll also explain some of the health benefits from eating oats and hemp.
Bring the benefits of hemp and oats together in hemp oatmeal
Oats are some of the healthiest grains available. They provide health benefits like weight loss, lower blood sugar, and even reduce the risk of heart disease.
Having a balanced nutrient composition, oats are high in fiber and carbs, and are loaded with many important vitamins and minerals. Only half a cup of oats contains 51 grams of carbohydrates, 13 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat, 8 grams of fiber, with only 303 calories! This makes oats a super nutrient-dense food, providing you with a good ratio of nutrition to calories. In addition, oats are rich in antioxidants, can lower cholesterol levels, and lowers blood sugar. To add on to all of that, oats are very satiating and don’t require a lot to make you feel full.
Hemp, of course, is high in plant-based protein, contain good fats, and are also nutrient-dense. One ounce of hemp seeds contains nine grams of protein, twelve grams of fat, and two grams of fiber. It also contains all twenty amino acids and all nine of the essential amino acids which our bodies do not produce naturally.
Hemp is also extremely easy to incorporate into your diet through the use of hemp hearts (shelled hemp seeds) and hemp oil. We commonly sprinkle hemp hearts into our food and smoothies; you can even mix chia and flax seeds with hemp hearts to create a trifecta of plant-based nutrition.
CBD offers a wide-range of health benefits as well, most notably it’s anti-inflammatory properties and the calming effect it can have on your body. Coming in as an oil or tincture, it’s easily incorporated into liquids in your dishes or even in your water.
Ministry of Hemp’s Ultimate Hemp Oatmeal recipe
Prep time: 5 minutes
- 1/2 cup of oats
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1 tablespoon brown-sugar
- 1 tablespoon shelled hemp hearts
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon flax seeds
- Fruit or berries and additional hemp hearts as a garnish
- Your favorite CBD tincture
- dd all dry ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl
- Microwave for 2 minutes on high setting
- Top with more hemp seeds and mix in CBD tincture
- Can also top with fruits such as blueberries, bananas, or strawberries. We also love adding peanut butter.