Hemp protein is also really nutritious, containing lots of fibre and is a source of plant based omega 3 oils, though these aren’t as good a source of omega 3’s as oily fish (due to poor conversion and absorption, a topic for another day).
Hemp is also one of the few ‘complete’ plant proteins, meaning it contains all the essential amino acids which make proteins in the body. Most plant proteins are missing one or more aminos.
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And finally hemp is very environmentally friendly, since it grows easily in many conditions without much interference, and can be used in place of other, destructive or diminishing resources such as wood and cotton.
As for the other ingredients?
These hemp protein brownies will make 3 thick filling slices for only around 200 calories each, or 6 thinner slices if you’ve not had such an active day and only need a little snack.
60g hemp protein powder; Pulsin‘ so a good one (use code PTC20 for 20% off)
25g cocoa powder
20g coconut flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 large egg
100g peeled swede, chopped
60g plain dairy or soy yoghurt
60ml milk of your choice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Stevia to sweeten – it’s really hard to say as each brand is different, but I used around 10 drops of concentrated liquid stevia, normally Nutri-Nick Vanilla Stevia Drops Natural Sugar-Free Zero Calorie Flavoured Stevia Sweetener for Baking Hot and Cold Drinks 50 ml
Preheat the oven to 180°c.
Grease and line a 8 x 4 inch loaf tin.
Boil and mash the swede.
Mix all the wet ingredients together thoroughly in a medium mixing bowl.
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Mix the dry ingredients into the wet, and spoon into the loaf tin.
Bake for 30 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.