It’s Christmas Eve already! I have no idea how that happened. December flew by so fast that I have barely had time to think about what to bring to Christmas lunch tomorrow. Huge adulting fail. Maybe you’re like me, strapped for time and need a bit of last minute inspiration for special holiday recipes? If so, here’s a collection of 6 really good looking, quick and easy holiday hemp recipes that will wow your guests. They’re pretty light on the ingredient list, so you may just be lucky and have everything in your pantry already. (Provided you keep your supply of hemp seeds stocked up, that is.)
Gingerbread Hemp Bites
Think: the chewy-gooey shape of a rum ball, meets the classic spicy holiday flavour favourite gingerbread… rolled in hemp seeds. Santa’s going to skip my house tonight because boy, I’m thinking naughty thoughts about these.
You may already have all the ingredients on hand if you’re the type who’s into a bit of regular baking. It’s an easy, no fuss recipe too – you just toss the ingredients in a food processor and blend, then roll.
They’re vegan, gluten-free and free of processed sugars. Yippee!
*Props to Danielle Omar at foodconfidence.com for this recipe and yummy looking photograph.
‘Hempnog’ aka Plant-based Eggnog
Another holiday classic gets a vegan makeover! Eggnog was a Christmas favourite of mine as a kid. I’d skull a whole litre in an evening if Mum didn’t take it away from me. I’ve been vegan for almost 6 years now so traditional eggnog is no longer something I partake in, but I gave this one a try and it ticked all the boxes!
This recipe calls for a fancy tool called the Nutrimilk. (It’s a nut milk/butter making device.) You may not have one just lying around your house so instead, make your hemp milk old school style in a blender, Ninja or Nutribullet. Use our own Total Hemp Co. Homemade Hemp Milk recipe as your base. It’s easy as 1, 2, 3. Then carry on to make the….
*High-fives to Rebecca at strengthandsunshine.com for this recipe and super pro photograph.
Pomegranate and Kale Christmas Salad with Hemp Seeds
You’ve got the roast, you’ve got the po-ta-toes, you’ve got the gravy – you need a side. Not just any side, something colourful, something juicy, something palate cleansing. Something that will make all the Aunties go, “Oooh isn’t that just LOVELY!”
This salad is supa-fresh and gorgeous pomegranate and hemp seeds give it that festive zazz.
*Huge thanks to Michelle Leotta at shesgotpower.com for this gem of a recipe and v-pretty photo.
Holiday Hemp Baked Cranberry Oatmeal
A quick and easy Christmas breakfast recipe that you can throw together the morning of. It’s packed with protein, juicy cranberries and wholesome hemp seeds. Everyone will love it!
This recipe calls for 2 eggs, but you can sub out for flax eggs if you prefer to keep it plant-based.
*Shoutout to the Humming Group, a US based hemp company, for this awesome recipe and photograph.
Peanut Butter Hemp Cookies and Milk For Santa Claus
Last but not least, we don’t want to forget jolly old St. Nick. Here’s some soft and chewy peanut butter hemp seed cookies that both Santa and kids young and old will love. They’re low on sugar but big on taste and satisfaction. No need for cookie cutters, just roll and squash onto a baking pan. Try not to eat them all before Santa drops the goods off though, ok?
Pair these with some of our Homemade Hemp Milk!
*Gracias to these cuties Carine and Damien at theconsciousplantkitchen.com for the recipe and photo.
Merry Christmas from me (Andrea) and the rest of the Total Hemp Co. team! Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season full of peace and joy. See you in 2022.
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