Hemp is such a divinely nourishing food and is something we all can benefit from eating more of. The ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 fats is perfectly balanced in hemp seeds – whereas many nuts and seeds are omega 6 and 9 dominant. Omega 3’s in particular are vital for the flexibility of our cell membranes – specifically in our brains. A flexible cell wall means all of those delicious nutrients can move to areas of the cell where they are needed, and waste can be transported away.
This recipe by Cali England is an awesome way to incorporate hemp into your diet! The pesto is bursting with flavor and is very easy to whip up. The pasta noodles are a simple combination of kelp and julienned zucchini. Add the pesto to your noodles and let things marinate together for at least a few hours before you dig and an enjoy!
Hemp Pesto Pasta
Hemp Oil (approx. .25 C)
1-2 cloves garlic
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
2-4 T hemp seeds
2 T nutritional yeast
pink salt (be generous!)
1 large bunch of fresh basil
Kelp noodles (rinsed and chopped)
1. Combine all pesto ingredients in a food processor and pulse until texture is smooth.
2. In a large bowl combine zucchini and kelp noodles.
3. Cover noodles with pesto and toss generously.