Why Hemp is Hip

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 2 minutes

Q: What makes hemp protein different than other types of protein?

A: Typically when we talk about protein, we think of eggs, a grilled chicken breast or maybe a juice bar-style whey protein shake. While these are certainly great sources, they can also be high in saturated fat and cholesterol. Hemp, on the other hand, is a plant which happens to be an excellent source of protein — no yolk!  

Why Hemp is Hip
Try different flavors of hemp protein powder — maybe dark chocolate or vanilla spice sound nice.

Q: Is hemp protein specifically for non-meat eaters and vegans?

A: Not at all! Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, a bodybuilder looking for natural post-workout nutrition or just want to shake up your healthy morning smoothie, you’ll find that hemp protein will fit your diet and lifestyle perfectly. Because it provides all nine essential amino acids, hemp protein is classified as a “complete protein.” It’s also an excellent source of fiber, magnesium, iron, zinc and omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids.

Being that hemp is a plant, you may be concerned with genetic modification. Luckily, choosing Vitacost Hemp Protein  Powder  means you get completely organic ingredients, no GMOs, gluten or artificial anything. Simple, clean and effective!

You’ll find hemp in seed form that you can easily sprinkle over yogurt or mix into muffin batter. Hemp oil can be used for baking and cooking, as well. Though, some people might tell you that it tastes good enough to drink straight from the bottle (we’ll leave that up to you). If you’re looking for a non-dairy drink to pour over cereal, hemp milk comes much like soy milk — unsweetened, original or with a hint of vanilla. As for hemp protein powder, you can work it into your favorite smoothie or try out one of these tasty options:

Chocolate Lovers’ Hemp Protein Shake

1-2 scoops hemp protein powder
8-12 ounces hemp milk
2 tsp. cocoa powder

Oatmeal and Banana Hemp Smoothie

1-2 scoops of hemp protein powder
8-12 ounces hemp milk (can substitute with almond milk)
1/2 banana
1/2 cup oats, cooked