Creamy Coconut Hemp Milk

Say hello to my go-to dairy-free milk I’ve been crafting up for my beloved moringa and matcha lattes, granola, baking, and beyond!
It’s made with unsweetened coconut flakes and hemp seeds and sweetened with dates, making it a 3-ingredient recipe that’…

Creamy Coconut Hemp Milk

Say hello to my go-to dairy-free milk I’ve been crafting up for my beloved moringa and matcha lattes, granola, baking, and beyond!

It’s made with unsweetened coconut flakes and hemp seeds and sweetened with dates, making it a 3-ingredient recipe that’s made easily in the blender. Let us show you how it’s done!

This recipe is as easy as blending up coconut flakes, hemp seeds, dates, water, and an optional pinch of sea salt, then straining through a nut milk bag.

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Nourishing Chocolate Banana Adaptogenic Shake

We turned our favorite adaptogenic hot chocolate into a shake! Because it’s summer and it’s hot outside, but adaptogens are great year-round.
Just 1 blender, 10 minutes, and 10 ingredients stand between you and this delicious shake. Let us show you ho…

Nourishing Chocolate Banana Adaptogenic Shake

We turned our favorite adaptogenic hot chocolate into a shake! Because it’s summer and it’s hot outside, but adaptogens are great year-round.

Just 1 blender, 10 minutes, and 10 ingredients stand between you and this delicious shake. Let us show you how it’s done!

What is an Adaptogen?

Good question, and something I wondered about myself up until a few years ago.

An adaptogen is a plant (usually an herb, root, or mushroom) that may help your body adapt to stress (whether acute, episodic, or chronic).

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Cilantro Hemp Pesto

Looking for an easy way to liven up your meals? Add a fresh sauce! Let me introduce you to my latest favorite—this refreshing cilantro and hemp seed…

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cilantro hemp pesto recipe

Looking for an easy way to liven up your meals? Add a fresh sauce! Let me introduce you to my latest favorite—this refreshing cilantro and hemp seed pesto. It’s made simply with fresh cilantro, hemp seeds, garlic, optional jalapeño (for some heat) and olive oil.

Even if you typically don’t love cilantro, there’s a strong chance you’ll enjoy this sauce. My husband is typically in the “no cilantro” camp, but he kept going back for spoonfuls of this pesto.

how to make cilantro hemp pesto

I’m using the term “pesto” loosely here, since traditional basil pesto is made with basil, pine nuts and Parmesan. Instead of pine nuts, I used hemp seeds, which are high in protein and key minerals, including potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc.

When blended, the hemp seeds become so nice and creamy that this sauce tastes complete without cheese. This nut-free and dairy-free pesto would be great with basil as well.

This recipe is inspired by a cilantro-hemp sauce that I enjoyed at True Foods Kitchen in Kansas City. They serve it on their “Ancient Grains Bowl,” which is topped with sweet potatoes, onions, portobello mushrooms and avocado. Naturally, this sauce goes well with all of the above, as well as almost any meal with Mexican-inspired flavors. You’ll find more ideas below!

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Roasted Broccoli Pasta Salad with Hemp Pesto (V/GF)

We recently realized that our favorite pasta salad had only been featured in a video and not as a recipe on the blog. That obviously needed to change. The people need this recipe.
Not only is it delicious, it’s also gluten-free and vegan and come…

Roasted Broccoli Pasta Salad with Hemp Pesto (V/GF)

We recently realized that our favorite pasta salad had only been featured in a video and not as a recipe on the blog. That obviously needed to change. The people need this recipe.

Not only is it delicious, it’s also gluten-free and vegan and comes together in just 30 minutes with 10 ingredients!

It starts with roasting broccoli with olive oil, salt, and pepper until browned and tender.

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Seed Cycling Mixes (+ 10 Ways to Use Them)

Seed cycling. Ever tried it?
I first became aware of the idea that diet affects your menstrual cycle from the book WomanCode by Alisa Vitti, which (among other wonderful, helpful things) promotes eating certain foods during certain times of your cycle…

Seed Cycling Mixes (+ 10 Ways to Use Them)

Seed cycling. Ever tried it?

I first became aware of the idea that diet affects your menstrual cycle from the book WomanCode by Alisa Vitti, which (among other wonderful, helpful things) promotes eating certain foods during certain times of your cycle to improve hormonal health. Sign me up.

One simple application of this concept is seed cycling, which is essentially adding specific seeds to your diet at various times in your cycle to help optimize hormonal health.

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Easy 5-Ingredient Protein Bars (Peanut Butter Chocolate!)

Friends, behold: the easiest, most irresistible DIY protein bars on the block.
They’re salty, naturally sweet, and topped with (optional but not-so-optional) melted dark chocolate. But most importantly, they require just 5 ingredients, 1 food pr…

Easy 5-Ingredient Protein Bars (Peanut Butter Chocolate!)

Friends, behold: the easiest, most irresistible DIY protein bars on the block.

They’re salty, naturally sweet, and topped with (optional but not-so-optional) melted dark chocolate. But most importantly, they require just 5 ingredients, 1 food processor (or blender), and 20 minutes to make.

Let’s do this!

These protein bars are adapted from our beloved 5-Ingredient Protein Ball recipe and feature a few modifications and flavor swaps.

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