Although 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?