What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word superfood?
It’s great for you, right? Right, but also wrong. Many “Superfoods” that get spoken about are amazing for you, however, because they are so nutrient-dense this also means they are most of the time very calorie dense.
I’m always trying to get as much of that good stuff in as possible without breaking the calories. Hemp hearts are an amazing example of this. Just 3 tablespoons are 170 calories, 13 grams of fat, 3 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, and 10 grams of protein! They’re also packed with vitamins and minerals. They can be added to your shakes, yogurt or recipes.
I found a lot of recipes online for Hemp heart tzatziki, however when calculating out how many calories per serving I almost hit the roof. In an attempt to lighten up this recipe up…
½ cup hemp hearts
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
2 lemons, juiced
2 garlic cloves
2 Tbsp tahini
1 Tbsp dill
1 Tbsp mint
½ English cucumber, julienned
Water (only if you need to adjust the thickness, 1 tbsp at a time)
Add the first 5 ingredients to your food processor or blender. I used my Blendtec twister jar since it’s a small recipe. Once everything is blended add fresh herbs and diced cucumber, sprinkle with a bit more spices as garnish and serve!