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8 Tasty & Healthy Hemp Protein Powder Recipes

Protein powder. That’s the stuff that comes in big tubs and is used by muscle men in the gym, right? Wronggg. With the rise of vegan and vegetarian diets (which we at Good Hemp are all here for, by the way) protein is becoming ever more important. We all need enough of it to ensure our bodies have the power to perform healthy cell growth and repair.

And guess what? Hemp protein powder is one of the very best options out there. It’s easy to digest (unlike soya), it’s vegan (unlike whey) and is a complete source of protein, which means it contains all 20 amino acids (including the 9 that your body can’t produce itself). And you don’t have to be a gym bunny to make the most of it. You can down it in a shake before a HIIT class if that’s your style, but hemp protein is just as effective – and even more delicious – when baked into a batch of brownies. Let us know if we’ve missed your favourite way of making hemp protein powder recipes and tag us on Instagram @GoodHemp.

1. Hemp Protein in Smoothies and Shakes

Okay, so this is perhaps an obvious choice, but there’s a reason people the world over are mixing hemp protein powder into shakes. What easier – or tastier – way to make sure you’re getting a morning fix than mixing hemp protein powder in a smoothie along with fresh fruit and veg? Try our super berry smoothie bowl or favourite hemp peanut butter smoothie – so simple and so delicious.

2. Hemp Protein in Porridge

Everyone’s favourite winter warmer, porridge is revered the world over for its slow release of energy. But how about mixing a tablespoon of hemp protein powder in with your oats for an extra breakfast time boost? Top it off with honey and cinnamon, of course, to complete this hemp protein powder recipe.

3. Hemp Protein in Pancakes

Get your protein in at breakfast. That way if anyone asks “how do you get protein if you don’t eat meat”, you can simply refer to your morning meal. (Take that, Grandma). We love these protein pancakes by Romy London.

4. Hemp Protein in Waffles

With hemp protein waffles, we’ve strayed away from breakfast and into the realm of brunch. When you’ve got a little extra time at the weekend, give Madeleine Shaw’s hemp protein powder recipe a whirl. She suggests serving her sweet potato and hemp waffles alongside soft-boiled eggs, avocado and miso mushrooms. If you’re vegan just ditch the eggs and it’s equally appetising.

5. Hemp Protein in Cupcakes

Beyond the breakfast and brunch game, there are lots of ways hemp protein can be used to boost your favourite baked treats. Take these sticky toffee cupcakes for example, made with dates, cashew caramello and vegan cream cheese. They’re the perfect hemp protein powder recipe with coffee made with Good Hemp Barista Milk (if you don’t mind us making the suggestion…)

6. Hemp Protein in Protein Bars

Don’t get caught hungry while on the go – make your very own protein bars with this hemp protein recipe and carry them around with you instead! We’ve see lots of different options for these, crammed with nuts and seeds and yummy things like peanut butter. We love these hemp and chocolate bars by The Protein Chef.

7. Hemp Protein Tart

Apart from our mission to make hemp a kitchen staple across the world, we’re also dedicated to debunking the myth that vegans can’t do desert. With this chocolate tart – packed full of hemp protein and topped with raspberries – the proof is very much in the pudding (please excuse the pun).

8. Hemp Protein in Brownies

The original after-school treat, brownies can be given a healthy boost with this hemp protein powder recipe. These light and fluffy hemp brownies are made from a blend of Good Hemp raw protein and pure protein powders and contain a whopping 8g of the good stuff!

Hemp protein powder is easy to digest (unlike soya), is vegan (unlike whey) & a complete source of protein. Discover 8 of our favourite recipes for it!

Recipes for making hemp food with hemp protein powder

A Selection of Recipies Featuring Hemp Protein Powder

Here is a small selection of our recipes. To view all of the hand picked recepies we have prepared for you, please visit The Hemp Cookbook webiste.


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Hemp Power Pancakes

Servings: 5 medium pancakes
Preparation time: 2 minutes

Use your usual pancake flour mix and add 1 part hemp flour or protein powder to 5 parts of your mix.

Add 1 cup of liquid to 1 cup of your pancake flour mix. Blend well. Cook on an oiled or non stick griddle.

Sweeten to taste with Maple Syrup.

This makes delightful pancake full of fiber, protein and flavour.

Hemp Flour Power Smoothie

Servings: 1 blender full
Preparation time: Quick

Choose some fruit, bananas, apples, berries, kiwis or whatever you have around.

Grab some cold fluid from the fridge, rice milk, hemp milk, soy milk, or cow milk.

Put liquid in blender, add fruit to taste. Add a little sweetener like maple syrup. Add a green booster like spirulina, add two tablespoons of hemp oil and 6 tablespoons of hemp flour or hemp protein powder.

Raspberry Banana-Hemp Smoothie

Servings: Makes 2 large glasses
Preparation time:

1 cup hemp milk or milk alternative
1/2 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
1 banana
2 tablespoons hemp protein powder
1 tablespoon honey
3 to 4 ice cubes

Add ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

Hemp Tortillas

Servings: Around 5
Preparation time: 30 minutes

2 cups All Purpose Flour
2 cups hemp flour
6 Tbsp Corn oil
1 tsp cornstarch
3/4 to 1 cup warm water
salt and pepper

Combine flours, salt and pepper and cornstarch, add corn oil and rub into flour with fingers until it resembles small peas.

Add warm water a little at a time until the mixture forms a ball not to wet or dry.

Let it rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Roll out thin and fry in a lightly oiled pan for 2 minutes each side.
Hempy and crispy.

Hemp Crepe Batter

Servings: 15 large Crepes
Preparation time: 40 minutes

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup hemp flour
1 teaspoon corn starch
2 cups of milk
1/8 teaspoon of salt
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup butter

Place all dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix thoroughly.

Add eggs and milk and whisk till smooth.

Melt butter in a small pot or sauce pan, add to flour and add mixture and wisk till well incorporated.

Place in fridge for 30 minutes.

Remove from fridge and wisk before using.

Place a medium non-stick pan on medium heat add 2 ounces of crepe batter to non-stick pan cook on one side for 1 1/2 minutes and flip gently with a spatula cook one more minute and place on a plate till ready to use.
A great way to wake up in the AM.

Hemp Pate

Servings: 2 glass loaf pans
Preparation time: 15 minutes

1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup olive oil
1 onion, peeled and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup tamari
1 large potato, unpeeled
2 carrots, shredded
1 cup hulled hemp seeds
1/2 cup hemp flour
1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes
1 or 2 cloves garlic
1 1/2 tsp mixed dried herbs of sage, basil, oregano, or marjoram

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place all ingredients into a food processor. Blend until smooth. Pour mixture into a 2 prepared glass loaf pans. Sprinkle hemp seeds on top to finish the appearance.
3. Bake for one hour or until the top is golden and middle has set.

Vegetables used may vary. For more color add mixed bell peppers and tomato, grated zucchini. Use fresh herbs when available.

Maple Hemp Muffins

Servings: One dozen
Preparation time: 30 minutes

2 1/4 cups whole spelt, or 2 cups whole wheat flour plus 1/4 cup hemp flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup unrefined maple syrup
2 eggs
3/4 cup hemp milk
1/2 cup whole or hulled hemp seeds

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper cups.

Whisk oil, syrup, sugar and eggs. In a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together. Add wet to dry until just moist, adding hulled hemp seeds last.

Dispense batter into paper cups, filling 1/2 to 3/4 full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Hempen Dog Biscuits

Servings: 2 dozen biscuits
Preparation time: 40 minutes

1 1/4 cup beef or chicken broth
3 cups brown rice flour
1 1/2 cups hemp flour
1 tablespoon torula yeast
1/2 cup hemp protein powder
1 egg

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Put ingredients in a food processor and pulse until mixed. Roll to 1/4 inch thick and shape. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until golden. This can be frozen in batches between uses.

Spicy Gingerbread

Servings: 3 dozen cookies
Preparation time: 30 minutes

1 cup organic crystallized cane juice
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup organic soymilk or regular
1 cup organic blackstrap molasses
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon lemon extract
4 cups whole spelt flour
1/4 cup organic hemp flour

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Blend all wet ingredients plus crystallized cane juice. Stir the dry ingredients and then combine them with the wet ingredients. When the dough is mixed smooth, roll out and cut in to cookies, or flatten spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

Let cool and serve!

Chipotle Refried Beans

Servings: Serves 4
Preparation time: With prepared beans, 20 minutes

1/2 lb pinto beans soaked overnight, drained
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons coconut oil, or any heat stable cooking oil
1/4 cup hemp flour
1/2 tablespoon cumin powder
4 cups salted water
1 tablespoons pureed chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Add soaked beans to 4 cups salted water and bring to a boil in a large pot. Reduce heat and simmer with lid slightly ajar, until beans are very soft, approximately one hour, the drain the liquid.
2. In a separate skillet, heat oil on medium high heat. Cook onions and garlic until translucent, approximately 5 minutes.
3. Combine contents of the skillet with the beans in the pot. Add cumin, hemp flour, chipotle, salt and pepper. Transfer to a processor and mix, or mash with a potato masher.

Serve with tacos, burritos, tortillas, or over rice.

Ginger Carrot Hemp Smoothie

Servings: Makes 1 large glass
Preparation time: 5 minutes

3/4 cup carrot juice
1 tablespoon hemp protein powder
1 tablespoon hulled hemp seeds
1/2 cup apple juice
3 to 4 ice cubes
1/2 inch piece fresh ginger
2 tablespoons yogurt (optional)
Splash of lime (optional)

Add to a blender and blend until smooth.

Rich Banana Chocolate Hemp Smoothie

Servings: Serves 2
Preparation time: 10 minutes

1 cup milk or milk alternative
2 peeled frozen bananas
4 ice cubes
2 tablespoons hulled hemp seed
2 tablespoons hemp protein powder
1 tablespoons organic cocoa powder
5-7 drops liquid stevia to sweeten or 2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Put all ingredients into blender. Blend until smooth.

Hempen Pizza Crust

Servings: 1 large pizza crust
Preparation time: 40 minutes

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup hemp flour or hemp protein powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup milk

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a rimmed pizza pan or baking sheet.
2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, salt, oregano and black pepper. Mix in eggs and milk; stir well. Pour batter into prepared pan and tilt until evenly coated. Arrange toppings of choice on top of batter.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until crust is set.
4. Remove crust from oven. Drizzle on pizza sauce and sprinkle on cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.

Hemp Macaroons

Servings: Makes 12
Preparation time: 20 minutes

1/2 cup coconut butter, or any type shortening
½ cup milk, dairy or non
1 1/2 cups sugar or honey
1/4 cup hemp flour, can be substituted with rice, barley or oat flour
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup hulled hemp seeds
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine coconut butter, milk and sugar, stirring constantly.

Turn off heat. Add the remaining ingredients as they appear.

Drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Banana Fruit Smoothie

Servings: Serves 2
Preparation time: 10 minutes

1 cup orange juice
One frozen banana
3/4 cup fresh or frozen berries
1/2 cup yogurt (optional)
Two tablespoons hemp protein powder
5-7 drops liquid stevia or 2 tablespoons honey (optional)

Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Protein Shake for Kids

Servings: 4 servings
Preparation time: 15 minutesDirections: All you need to make this protein shake is a blender and your ingredients. Ingredients 2 C Fresh or Frozen Pineapple 4 C Spinach 2 C pure fruit juice (or 1 C of water and 1 C of juice) 2 tbs liquid pure Vanilla 1000mg powdered Vitamin C 1 Frozen Banana 1/4 cup protein powder

All you need to make this protein shake is a blender and your ingredients.

2 C Fresh or Frozen Pineapple
4 C Spinach
2 C pure fruit juice (or 1 C of water and 1 C of juice)
2 tbs liquid pure Vanilla
1000mg powdered Vitamin C
1 Frozen Banana
1/4 cup protein powder

Add the liquid and vanilla and the spinach to the blender and blend until smooth. Then you can add the protein powder and vitamin C powder. At the end, slowly add all of the other ingredients and blend until smooth.

This shake tastes great, your kids will love it! It is green, so call it the alien shake which will be even more popular!

Hemp Protein Powder recipies, recipes for delicious food that you can easily make with your hemp protein powder.