Healthy Eating

June 4-10 is Hemp History Week

Alicia Silverstone wants YOU to try her "Crocodile Crunch" hemp recipe.

June 4-10 is Hemp History Week
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Hemp is a nutrient-dense superfood that is easy to incorporate into any diet. An ideal protein source, hemp is also gluten-free, easy to digest and contains the optimum balance of omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids. Hemp helps the body maintain optimal health by providing hormone-balancing nutrition, preventing inflammation and helping to maintain heart health. This little seed packs a healthy punch! I am a proud supporter of Hemp History Week (June 4-10, 2012), a nationwide education campaign to renew support for hemp farming in the U.S. I use hemp seeds, hemp oil and hemp milk in many of my recipes. Here's one of my favorites. —Alicia Silverstone, actress and author of The Kind Diet

Crocodile Crunch
Prep time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients
2-3 cups of bite-size pieces of fresh fruit, such as kiwifruit, strawberries, bananas, avocados, apples, pears, or mango
2 teaspoons spirulina
1 1/2 tablespoons hemp milk
2 teaspoons almond butter (for this recipe, I like to use raw)
1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons shaved fresh or dried coconut
1/2 cup kamut flake cereal

Directions
1. Divide the fruit into 2 serving bowls
2. Use a fork to stir together the spirulina and hemp milk in a small glass.
3. Add the almond butter, mixing again.
4. Stir in the syrup and orange juice and give a final stir. The sauce should be smooth and neither too think nor too runny.
5. Pour the sauce over the fruit and spring with the coconut and cereal. Serve immediately.

For more health tips and tasty recipes from Alicia Silverstone, go to her website: www.TheKindLife.com
For more information on Hemp History Week, go to: www.HempHistoryWeek.com