Recipes / Desiree Nielsen

Desiree Nielsen is a registered dietitian, author and host of the vegetarian cooking show, The Urban Vegetarian. Desiree takes an anti-inflammatory approach to nutrition, believing that a plant-forward, nutrient-dense diet can help you feel more energized and foster healing. Her recipes are flavourful, simple and prove that healthy eating is fun and delicious. Her new book, Eat More Plants, is available this summer. www.desireerd.com.

  • Banana Coconut Hemp Muffins

    The perfect breakfast on the go, or lunch box treat, these whole grain muffins have plenty of fibre thanks to spelt flour, coconut and bananas to feed beneficial bacteria in the gut and keep digestion running smoothly. Not too sweet, the protein and healthy fats in hemp seeds will help you avoid energy-busting crashes in blood sugar. Makes 12 MuffinsDairy Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian...

  • Hemp + Roasted Beet Dip with Tahini

    Not just pretty in pink, this dip is majorly good for your heart. Beets are packed with anti-inflammatory phytochemicals that help lower blood pressure, while creamy hemp seeds offer plenty of iron for building red blood cells and omega 3s to help lower cholesterol. This is healthy party food at it’s finest. Makes Approximately Three Cups DipDairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly, Nut Free, Vegan,...

  • Super Seed Brittle

    Who didn’t grow up munching sesame snacks? Meet your new seed snack upgrade. Lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup, these light and crispy snacks are full of fibre, protein and good fats to keep your energy levels stable and because they’re nut free, they’re perfect for packing in a school lunch. Makes Approximately Four Cups of BrittleDairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly, Nut Free, Vegan,...

  • Adaptogenic Aztec Cocoa

    Adaptogens are traditional herbs that help the body adapt in times of stress, making this superfood cocoa a wonderful way to relax at the end of a long day. Natural or raw cocoa powder contain high levels of flavonols that help fight inflammation and hemp seeds provide a little boost of protein and healthy fats - proof positive that treats can be healthy too! Makes...

  • Blackberry Vanilla Cashew Cheesecakes with Hemp Crust

    These creamy, dreamy cheesecakes are a true beauty food! Cashews contain copper, an energizing mineral that supports the immune system and collagen synthesis. Combined with antioxidant-rich berries and omega 3 fats from the hemp seeds, these little treats are good for body and soul. Makes 12 cupcake sized treats. Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly, Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian. INGREDIENTS: Crust ¾ cup (175ml) Planet Hemp Superfood hemp seeds ½...