To add nutty flavour and crunch and a protein boost to any dish, just add this delicious, nutrious blend. This seed mix tastes great in salads, added to soup and mixed in a smoothie.
As a vegan , the one question we always are being asked is where we get our protein. This is because the majority of people are unaware that practically every plant has some protein and many are very protein rich. It’s is actually very easy in normal circumstances to get your protein RDA on a vegan diet. Unfortunately, when your dieting or working out extensively you will need more protein, and low fat versions as well.
Nuts are a great way to add protein to your diet but when dieting they are also very high in calories. Seeds are also high in protein and fibre and are as satisfying but with alot less calories. That is why seeds are my choice of protein snack and top up when I’m dieting.
I usually buy a commercial seed blend and it was good but costly. I decided to make my own with ingredients from my local bulk store. This is far cheaper and low waste an option. I added hemp hearts which really adds a satisfying nuttiness to the blend.
Making a seed blend
Making your own seed blend is super easy and economical. You can buy raw or roasted seeds for this recipe. I prefer raw but it’s up to you.
All you have to do is measure and combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl or large measuring cup. Stir well until fully combined and store in a covered glass container. The seed mix should be stored in the refrigerator to maintain it’s freshness.
The uses of this versatile blend are endless. I use it on salads, mixed in a sandwich spread, as a soup topping, sprinkled on cereal, or muffins and even as a base for vegan mayonnaise. It adds nutrients to any dish and is delicious as well. Enjoy!
High Protein Seed Blend
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup hemp hearts
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup flaxseed
- Measure all the ingredients into a medium size mixing bowl
- Stir well until well combined.
- Spoon into a glass covered container.
- Store in the refrigerator to maintain freshness.