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Hemp protein recipes – 1

Hemp Seed Oil Pesto

Hemp seeds contain more than 25 per cent protein and are the richest in protein of all nuts. Here are three protein-packed recipes from nutritionist Kathy Findlay


A delicious pesto that can be tossed through warm pasta or spread on bread/rice cakes/oatcakes and topped with tomatoes.


  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese or any strong cheese 1 cup basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp Canah Basil Hemp Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp salt


Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until almost smooth. Taste and adjust the seasonings if desired.


We used hemp products from CANAH, who recently sponsored Avram Iancu’s 2860km Danube swim. Avram completed this in 89 days, on 16 September 2017. For more information visit


Kathy Findlay is an open water swimmer, nutritional therapist and advanced sports and exercise nutritional advisor providing personalised nutritional advice and plans to athletes.
See Kathy’s Instagram account for more recipe ideas: food4sport_

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