13+ Healthy Hemp Seed Recipes

These delicious and healthy hemp hearts recipes are gluten free, dairy free, and utilize the superfood ingredient hemp hearts in many creative sweet or savoury ways! You’ll never run out of tasty hemp seed recipes again.

Hemp Seed Recipesphoto from Our Nourishing Table

Healthy Hemp Seed Recipes To Try! 

I’m really loving these healthy recipe round up posts and by the looks of it (and the traffic!) it seems many of you are too! In fact my most popular round up to date was the 17 Easy Plant-Based Breakfast Recipes which still gets tons of love every day. Today I’m sharing 13+ Healthy Hemp Heart Recipes you’ve got to make because hemp hearts are delicious, so good for you, and incredibly easy to add into so many kinds of recipes.

I often add hemp seeds to my toddlers coconut yogurt, sprinkle on top of jam toast, or add it to pasta sauce just to up the nutritional value of her food without her even knowing. Hemp hearts are really subtle in flavour and go wonderfully in everything from smoothies, to salads, to pesto! 

13+ Healthy Recipes with Hemp Hearts - Hemp & Honey Carrot Cake Oat Cups

What Are Hemp Hearts?

Hemp hearts, also known as hemp seeds, are the seeds of the hemp plant. While hemp is sometimes associated with marijuana and while they come from the same species of plant the seeds of the hemp plant do not contain any psychoactive properties…you aren’t going to get high eating hemp hearts!! The “hearts” or seeds of the hemp plant are incredibly nutritious and contain healthy fats, plant proteins, fibre, and many other nutrients including calcium, magnesium, and iron. 

What Are the Health Benefits of Hemp Hearts?

Because of the nutritional profile of hemp hearts being high in protein, essential fatty acids, minerals, and fibre they benefit the body in many ways. They have shown to help reduce the risk of heart disease, can improve skin, hair, and nail health, help to stabilize blood sugar levels, and can help boost digestion! These are just some of the evidence based health benefits

The Hemp Hearts Recipes List: 

13+ Healthy Recipes with Hemp Hearts - Hemp & Goji Berry Acai Smoothie Bowl

Easy Goji Berry & Hemp Acai Smoothie Bowls from NITK

This acais bowl was created by blending up a base of acai berry and other fruits like frozen blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and bananas. Topped off with some healthy toppings like gluten free granola, hemp seeds, goji berries, sliced banana, honey, and shredded coconut. 

13+ Healthy Recipes with Hemp Hearts - How To Make Homemade Hemp Milk

Homemade Hemp Milk from Tasty Yummies

Learn how to make a simple 2 ingredient hemp milk without soaking or straining. This easy recipe can be made with variations to get yummy chocolate or strawberry vanilla bean flavors. Perfect for any chocolate lover or lover of sweets.

13+ Healthy Recipes with Hemp Hearts - Hemp Pesto 3 Ways

Hemp Seed Pesto 3-Ways from Hello Veggie

See how to make three varieties of creamy basil hemp pesto: Classic Basil, Lemon Parsley, and Balsamic sundried tomatoes. Since hemp seeds are sold without the shell (also known as hulled hemp seeds), they give a nice creamy texture when blended so the results are fabulous in pesto sauce. Make a large batch and freeze some for later.

13+ Healthy Recipes with Hemp Hearts - Toasted Hemp & Almond Granola

Hemp Seed & Almond Toasted Granola from Our Nourishing Table

You can whip up a tasty batch of granola with just 7 ingredients. In less than an hour you can have ready to eat granola perfect for your morning yogurt bowls. An excellent source of nutrition to start your day with.

13+ Healthy Recipes with Hemp Hearts - Hemp & Maple Pecan Oatmeal

Protein-Packed Hemp & Pecan Maple Oatmeal from NITK

This delicious maple syrup oatmeal recipe is packed with fall flavors and warmth but the hemp seeds on top really help to bring in more healthy fats and nutrition that I’m sure we can all agree to enjoy. Can be made with gluten free oats.

13+ Healthy Recipes with Hemp Hearts - Autumn Cobb Salad with Hemp Dressing

Autumn Cobb Salad with Hemp Seed Dressing from Sweet Lizzy 

This tasty cobb salad contains all of your favorite cobb salad ingredients like hard boiled eggs, bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes but with a delicious and homemade hemp seed dressing to serve on top.

13+ Healthy Recipes with Hemp Hearts - Cherry Tomato Panzanella Salad with Hemp Blue Cheese (Vegan)

Tomato Panzanella with Hemp Seed Blue Cheese (Vegan) from Blissful Basil 

Salty and savory vegan hemp seed blue cheese is tossed with juicy tomatoes, peppery arugula, chewy homemade croutons, and a tangy vinaigrette in this Tuscan summer salad.


13+ Healthy Recipes with Hemp Hearts - Hemp & Honey Carrot Cake Oat Cups

Hemp & Honey Carrot Cake Oat Cups from NITK

Made with tasty and healthy ingredients these oat cups are super easy to make. containing hemp seeds, organic carrots, rolled oats, crunchy walnuts, raising, honey and cinnamon, every cup is a real treat.


13+ Healthy Recipes with Hemp Hearts - Detox Soup with Toasted Hemp Gremolata

Green Detox Soup with Toasted Hemp Seed Gremolata from Skinny Taste

A perfect soup for helping you to reset your weekend. Made with toasted hemp gremolata this is not your typical detox soup, it’s loaded with healthy fats, hemp seeds, and protein to keep you feeling full.

13+ Healthy Recipes with Hemp Hearts - Low Carb Paleo Overnight Oats with Hemp Seeds

Keto Overnight Oats from Life Made Sweeter 

With less than 5 minutes of prep time, you can whip up overnight oats and wake up to a hearty bowl of oatmeal. Made to be gluten free, grain free, and paleo this breakfast recipe is packed with hemp seeds, chia seeds, shredded coconut, coconut flour, and almond milk for a filling and nutritious meal.


13+ Healthy Recipes with Hemp Hearts - Chocolate Cinnamon Hemp Superfood Balls

Chocolate Superfood Energy Balls from Running On Real Food 

Hemp, chia, flax, and walnuts come together to create these energizing little bites of blissfulness. These chocolate energy bites are a simple naturally sweetened vegan no-bake recipe that everyone can enjoy.


13+ Healthy Recipes with Hemp Hearts - Hemp Crusted Salmon with Peanut Slaw

Spicy Peanut Slaw with Hemp Crusted Salmon from Rachael Heartley Nutrition

Make a spicy peanut slaw topped hemp crusted salmon in 30 minutes with this delicious meal. It’s packed with flavor, texture, and nutritional benefits that are all crazy satisfying.


13+ Healthy Recipes with Hemp Hearts - Hemp Crusted Tofu in A Salad Jar
Hemp Crusted Tofu from Food Pleasure and Health

This hemp crusted tofu is packed with protein, omega 3’s and more. Made in under an hour you can serve up this tofu on salad, rice or with noodles for a perfect meal.


13+ Healthy Recipes with Hemp Hearts - Chai Cashew & Hemp Latte - Vegan

Chai Cashew & Hemp Latte from Half Baked Harvest

You’re going to love this vegan latte. It’s the perfect warm and comforting drink to enjoy in winter without the added sugars because it’s refined sugar free. Packed with cinnamon and ginger you’ll feel warm from the inside out.


There you have it! Honestly, if you don’t know where to start on this mouthwatering list, you are in good company. I’m a sweet tooth girl at heart so I want to make the superfood balls first, but that panzanella salad or the autumn cobb salad?! They look unreal too, I might just make a whole week of preparing hemp hearts recipes at home!

Which recipe peaked your interest the most? Are you a regular hemp hearts eater? I’d love to read about it in the comments section. Also, be sure to pin the photo below to save this recipe roundup for later and of course, share the love! 


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Try these delicious and healthy hemp heart recipes that can be enjoyed for breakfast, meals, snacks (like energy bites!) and more! There’s keto and low carb options, vegan options, and all recipes are gluten free and dairy free!



Christal// NITK 

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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