Hemp Protein- Should you try it?

IMG_0954Although I’m not usually an advocate of supplements, after reading the All Pro Diet by Mitzi Dulan, “America’s Nutrition Expert,” I decided to try hemp protein powder.  The All Pro Diet recommends including protein and fiber at every meal to maximize satiety.  For me, breakfast was lacking in the protein department, so I decided to give hemp protein a whirl, as it was recommended in the book.

Hemp protein, as the name suggests, comes from the hemp plant. It is high in fiber and protein, and also is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. So, the nutritional breakdown is pretty impressive. I picked some up at Trader Joe’s for $9.99 for 1 pound.  It is brownish-green in color. 

I tried it out by adding it to my morning oatmeal. It added a slightly earthy flavor to the oatmeal, and turned it a slightly darker color, but otherwise didn’t seem to affect the texture or flavor.  I’m not sure how it affects my satiety levels yet.

Has anyone else ever tried hemp protein? How do you use it?

9 responses to “Hemp Protein- Should you try it?

  1. I just submitted a blog for Mitzi on Monday about this topic! You can add it to smoothies, oatmeal, pancake/waffle mixes, muffin batter, etc. There are also a lot of products already made with hemp (like frozen waffles and cereal). And don’t forget hemp milk!

  2. Hi Nicole,
    I use this same hemp protein powder from TJ’s in my morning shake. I started adding it recently for the same reason as you, for a protein boost.

  3. I have tried the vegan protein powder from Vega – http://sequelnaturals.com/vega

    I have a number of vegetarian clients and I was hoping that this would be a good option for them…but no one liked the taste

    It was very gritty as well

    Nutritionally sound, but if no one wants to drink it…

  4. Our Hemp Protein 50% is fantastic for athletes and smoothie-lovers who want higher protein and superior flavor. We simply sift out more of the fiber to boost the protein content to 50%, yielding a sweet, smooth , and light powder. It’s so delicious many of our customers report they love to eat it off the spoon!

  5. i just sprinkled it on my chocolate sorbet and it was good! nice to know my dessert is a bit healthier.

  6. I use the protein that Mitzi’s co-author Tony Gonzalez produces. Ive done a lot of research and found that not only is hemp a good protein but all plant based proteins are especially when combined. APS is the one from the co author and still has the earthy taste but is masked well by a natural vanilla flavor. Its called all-vegan and has the hemp also has brown rice and pea prtein and flaxseed – if you follow tony on twitter he is always posting coupon codes to get a discount. i saw him on ktla making a smoothie and they said the code “88” is for 20% off at allproscience.com hope this helps out some

  7. For anyone with a sweet tooth I came across a Hy Vee recipe for “Fit Bars” I altered it to include the Trader Joe’s chocolate hemp protein.
    2 Cups Quick Oats
    3/4 Cup Agave Syrup
    1 Cup Almond Butter
    1 Cup Pepita (green pumpkin)Seeds
    1 Cup Trader Joe’s Chocolate Organic Hemp Protein Powder
    1 Cup Dairy Free chocolate chips
    1 Cup Goji Berries

    Mix all ingredients together using an electric mixer or food processor. (I reserved the pepita seeds and chocolate chips, and pulsed the rest of the ingredients in a food processor until mixed. Then stir in whole pepita seeds and chocolate chips.)
    Press evenly into a greased pan. The recipe says to use a 8-9 inch pan. I used a 9×13 for flatter bars.
    Refrigerate to firm bars. Makes 16.
    It makes a good breakfast bar!

  8. Nicole Geurin, RD

    Thanks for sharing Abigail! Sounds tasty!

  9. Enid Sterling

    I think it tastes fabulous when you add quite a bit of Stevia ( I like Stevia in the Raw). And stevia is good for you also…

    This product has totally changed my metabolism. Hemp is a good soluble protein and it is high in Omega Threes and unsoluble fiber.

    Enid

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