We are often asked how much oil, protein, flour and hulled seeds to take. It’s really up to you how much you take and we recommend consulting a nutritionist to ensure your meeting your needs. We also have a recipe section on our website that has some great ideas but the following is generally accepted as how much of each product to take:
Hemp Seed Oil:
Taking 1 tbsp. a day should meet your EFA needs. This can be taken directly or in a smoothie, in a salad dressing or any way you prefer. It’s also great for your skin and rubbing a small amount into your skin is quite soothing. We recommend you don’t cook with the oil as heat will break down the EFA’s.
The amount of protein required by every person differs with how active you are and how much protein is in your diet already. A great way to have hemp protein and flour is by adding 1-2 tbsp. to a smoothie. Alternatively, after a workout I like to mix a tbsp. into a cup of soy or almond milk. You can also cook with it and I recommend taking a look at our recipes for ideas.
Hulled Hemp Seeds:
These are full of EFA’s as well as protein and minerals. They are on their own an amazing super food. We sprinkle them on many sweet and savory dishes, make hemp milk with them and a bunch of frozen desserts. I recommend taking a look at our recipe section for more info. A simple serving suggestion is a tablespoon in your morning smoothie.
Whole Roasted Hemp Seeds and Cacao Nibs:
This is the best way to have the whole hemp seed and it comes with delicious cacao nibs. We enjoy sprinkling a couple of tablespoons of this over yogurt. If you do this the night before you eat it, the nibs and seeds will also be a lot softer. It also goes great with toasted muesli.