Kid's Health - Hemp Milkshakes!
with Meg Harpool
I recently questioned myself (as parents often do) while selecting a box of hemp milk from the shelf of my local health food store. Before I serve my children this so called “foundation food”, I felt the need to do a bit of research. Since both hemp and marijuana are cultivated from the cannabis sativa plant, are hemp seeds really a good choice for my kids?
I found that hemp seeds are not only safe to consume, but that they are one of the plant kingdom's most concentrated, complete and balanced sources of all 8 Essential Amino Acids (complete protein) and Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids (good fats). They also contain key nutrients, minerals and live enzymes - all beneficial for growing little bodies.
After my investigation on this wonderful little seed, it was time to do the taste test. I mixed some hemp milk, frozen peaches, plain yogurt, and a splash of maple syrup in a blender and placed it in front of my girls. They both loved it. It is such a nice feeling when a healthy after school snack goes over well... and no... they didn't even hallucinate!
Hemp Milkshake - This high-protein shake makes a perfectly healthy after school snack, a cool delight to beat the heat, or a light dessert to end a summer day...
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