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Hemp is a Healthy Option for Animals

Hemp is a healthy option for Animals

Are you wondering about the benefits of adding hemp to your pet’s diet?

You’re in luck.  Since hemp offers an excellent balance of Omega 6 and Omega 3 Fatty Acids, it is an ideal supplement for your pet’s health.

Much like when humans consume either hemp oil or protein, the effects can be felt in a wide range of areas from reduced inflammation to cardiovascular health.

The Misconception

There is a common misconception when it comes to hemp.  People perceive it as a drug, and therefore refrain from consuming it or sharing this superfood with their pet.  

By nature, the hemp plant in its entirety contains extremely nominal traces of THC, and in many cases 0% in end products derived from hemp seeds.  It cannot get you high, no matter how much you eat of it.   Same rule applies to when you feed hemp protein or oil to your pet.  Don’t miss out on this healthy boost due to misinformation.

Healthy Dose

Since most hemp foods are designed and distributed for human consumption, it’s understandable that you may not want to serve your pet a portion.  That’s why there are great companies out there dedicated to bringing the right products to market, designed specifically for animal well-being and health.

Hemp for Horses

We at HempE are thrilled to be carrying Elite Three products.  These have been specially crafted for horses however can also be consumed by larger dogs too.   Elite Three offers hemp oil and protein, encouraging both be added as dietary supplements.

Why Hemp Oil?

One of the most notable benefits of hemp oil for horses relates to their stamina and heart rate.  It promotes a healthy cardiovascular system and provides a sustainable energy source for fuel.  An added bonus of feeding hemp oil to your animal is that it has been shown to increase calmness and focus through its natural unique properties.

Why Hemp Protein?

Derived from the by-product of pressing hemp seed oil, the protein powder offers many of the same benefits of the oil without the added fat and calories.  Hemp protein is high in fibre and aids with digestion.  Speaking of digestion, due to the make up hemp, it is known to be one of the most digestible protein sources which reduces lag time between ingestion and absorption.

Other Pets

We know that not everyone has a horse, so we also carry a great hemp seed oil supplement for other pets.  HemPetz is a staple for the average pet owner and has shown to be effective in reducing the symptoms of arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.  The fatty acids found in this supplement are an important to the overall health of your pet’s skin, coat, joints, and other body systems.

Share the Love

Animals bring so much joy to our lives, why not share the love with a healthy addition to their diet.  The increase in overall health will be of benefit to the both of you.  Go natural at mealtime by supplementing hemp along with their staple food.

Do you feed hemp to your pet?  We’d love to hear about the effect it’s had on their general health and overall well being.   Share comments below or get the conversation going on our Facebook Page – HempE Health & Beauty.

If you’d like to learn more about omegas as they relate to hemp, give a read to this great post all about brain health.

About the Author ~ Leah Feor
Leah is a strategic advisor and content creator for Simply Sustainable™. Balancing a triple bottom line for organizations and individuals is her utmost goal. She’s a big picture thinker with an eye for detail. Her passion for the environment and social impact bring her business background to life. Outdoor adventures, healthy living, and continuous learning are just a few of her favourite things. simplysustainableblog.com

 

GuacamolE Bites

Guacamole Bites

Looking for a refreshing appetizer?  This awesome recipe yields about 4 servings & is perfect for a summer gathering.

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  1. Lay crackers on a plate.
  2. Spread 1/2 Tbsp. guacamole on each one.
  3. Top with a tomato slice and a cilantro leaf.
  4. Sprinkle with Tex-Mex seasoned hemp seeds.
  5. If desired, serve with extra cilantro.
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HempE Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes

This mouth watering banana pancake recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and allergy friendly –  making them a hit in every kitchen.  They come out moist and fluffy, just like banana bread and have a crispy outside, the perfect combination!

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Flour Mixture - yields approximately 7 cups - Pre-mix these ingredients & store in a container for future use.
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  1. Mix Flax and water together, set aside. In large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
  2. Preheat griddle pan on medium heat.
  3. Add oil, flax "egg", vanilla, and almond milk into your flour mixture. Blend well. Stir in mashed bananas.
    Add oil, flax "egg", vanilla, and almond milk into your flour mixture. Blend well. Stir in mashed bananas.
  4. Wet your hands, and then flick your fingers above the pan to test. If it's heated and ready for batter, the water will sizzle and evaporate quickly.
  5. Pour batter onto pan, a spoon full per pancake. Cook approx. 3 mins per side, being careful not to burn. This picture shows when they're ready to flip. Since they cook a little more like banana bread than a pancake, if you wait for bubbles to pop, they will be a bit overcooked.
    Pour batter onto pan, a spoon full per pancake. Cook approx. 3 mins per side, being careful not to burn.   This picture shows when they're ready to flip.  Since they cook a little more like banana bread than a pancake, if you wait for bubbles to pop, they will be a bit overcooked.
  6. Enjoy!
    Enjoy!
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Make you Banana Pancakes Serve with your choice of butter, Earth Balance margarine, peanut butter, almond butter, hemp butter.... sliced bananas, or any other topping your heart desires!

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PeachE Pancakes

PeachE Pancakes

Do you like Peaches & Cream?  Give this delightful breakfast a try by combining a serving of our Allergy Friendly Pancakes, and topping with Hemp Cream, Earth Balance margarine, and fresh peaches.

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Pineapple Delight

Pineapple Delight

This is heavenly!  Try it for dessert or a refreshing snack on a warm afternoon.  Filled with protein and vitamins, it’s great for your health and your tastebuds.

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  1. Lay pineapple on plate. Drizzle with hemp cream. Sprinkle with almonds and chia seeds. Repeat all summer long!
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Hemp Cream

Try this delicious Hemp Cream recipe straight from the fridge, or stick it in the freezer for some Dairy-free ice cream.

There are so many ways to enjoy this refreshing treat – frozen with berries and cacao nibs, for dipping apple slices, or spread it onto cinnamon raisin toast – how will you eat this delightful burst of proteinfiber, & omegas?

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  1. Toss all ingredients into a blender, blend until smooth. Store in the fridge/freezer.
    Toss all ingredients into a blender, blend until smooth. Store in the fridge/freezer.
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Fruit n Yogurt EnergE bowl

Not just super delicious! Did you know that by eating nutritious foods we can suppress our appetite and reduce cravings!?

It’s quick and easy, too! I used only a silverware teaspoon, no measuring spoons required.

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Allergy Friendly Pancakes

These are our favourite Allergy Friendly Pancakes. They're fluffy, moist, and nutritious. #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #eggfree #protein
These are our favourite Allergy Friendly Pancakes. They're fluffy, moist, and nutritious. #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #eggfree #protein
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These are our favourite Allergy Friendly Pancakes. They're fluffy, moist, and nutritious. #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #eggfree #protein
These are our favourite Allergy Friendly Pancakes. They're fluffy, moist, and nutritious. #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #eggfree #protein
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  1. Mix egg replacer and water in a small bowl, then set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients, and mix well. Then create a "well" in the centre to pour your liquid ingredients into.
  3. Start preheating your pan on the stove, at medium-high heat.
  4. Add the prepared egg replacer, then oil, vanilla and milk (if you use unsweetened vanilla almond milk then omit vanilla). Do not stir until all liquids are in the bowl.
  5. Use a whisk to mix in a fast, circular motion. This will avoid large lumps from forming in the batter. You can also use a power blender if desired.
  6. Test if your pan is hot enough by wetting your hands under water, and then flicking your fingers to splash small drops of water onto it. If they sizzle and evaporate quickly your pan is ready.
  7. Pour a spoon full of batter per pancake. Cook for approx. 3 minutes per side. I use the bubbles in the pancake as a guide, waiting until almost all bubbles are popped.
  8. Serve with Earth Balance margarine, natural peanut/almond butter (if desired), and maple syrup. Enjoy!
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Nacho Cheese

Do you miss cheese? Are you trying to prepare delicious meals for your #dairyfree family and friends? Everyone will rave about this #Allergyfriendly sauce.

Do you miss cheese? Are you trying to prepare delicious meals for your #dairyfree family and friends? Everyone will rave about this #Allergyfriendly sauce.
Do you miss cheese? Are you trying to prepare delicious meals for your #dairyfree family and friends? Everyone will rave about this #Allergyfriendly sauce.
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Do you miss cheese? Are you trying to prepare delicious meals for your #dairyfree family and friends? Everyone will rave about this #Allergyfriendly sauce.
Do you miss cheese? Are you trying to prepare delicious meals for your #dairyfree family and friends? Everyone will rave about this #Allergyfriendly sauce.
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  1. Boil potatoes and carrots about 20 minutes, until soft. Strain. Dump into a blender along with all other ingredients. Blend on high until smooth. Serve over vegetables or pasta, use as a dip, or drizzle over anything! Stores in the fridge for several days.
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Spinach Taco Salad

Spinach Taco Salad is what's for lunch on this HempE Monday!
Spinach Taco Salad is what's for lunch on this HempE Monday!
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Spinach Taco Salad is what's for lunch on this HempE Monday!
Spinach Taco Salad is what's for lunch on this HempE Monday!
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Energizes you to make it through the afternoon!

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