Healthy Little Seed Crackers
Perfect for that healthy little snack when you come exhausted from playing tennis and shopping !!!! (ok or work!!)
Very easy to make and great to keep in your pantry as a go to snack.
1 1/2 cups of seeds that you like ( I used 1/2 cup each of pumpkin, chia and sunflower seeds)
1/2 cup hemp hearts
1 cup of water.
Heat oven to 375 F. Mix the seeds together and then mix in the water until you make a paste. Place the paste on a tray, lined with silpat or grease proof paper and spread it thin. Using a knife, lightly mark out your desired crackere shape. Bake for 30 minutes turn it over and bake for a further 5 minutes.
Turn out and allow to cool.
Eat with a hard boiled egg when on the run for a healthy breakfast choice, with cheese, avocado and tomato or just some gorgeous veggie dips.
SO WHATS GOOD ABOUT IT?
Hemp seeds: One of nature’s perfect foods! A complete protein with a nutritionally perfect balance of essential fats, vitamins and enzymes.
Sunflower seeds: Another nutritional powerhouse. Very high in vitamin E, also magnesium and selenium
Pumpkin seeds:High in magnesium, copper, protein and zinc. It is also a great source of plant based omega 3
Chia seeds: Chia is the Mayan word for strength. Packed with fibre, protein, omega 3 plus manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, b vitamins
AND WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR YOU?
Hemp seeds: More of a fruit than a seed these little powerhouses have all the benefits of a complete protein for your body, it is an anti-inflammatory, helps burn fat ( yay!!) helps PMS ( double yay) helps hair, nail and skin ( would it be very shallow of me to give a triple yay here?!) and lowers bad cholesterol.
Sunflower seeds: Anti-inflammatory and beneficial to the heart, it lowers cholesterol , calms your nerves, helps in detoxing the body and also fights cancer. Really a great all rounder ( if only it did the washing up as well! Sigh!)
Pumpkin seeds: Great for the immune system and also for diabetes. It’s a great addition to the diet for heart and liver health. The tryptophan can create serotonin which is a great mood enhancer and also converts to melatonin which can help sleep. It’s a great anti-inflammatory and also is good for the heart
Chia seeds: Chia seeds can really help with losing weight ( result!!!!). But on a less shallow base, it’s nutrients can help lower the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, they are great for bone health and GET THIS all you sporty people out there, chia seeds can improve exercise performance as much as a sports drink. The protein aspect of chia seeds also do that wonderful build and repair of body tissues and the antioxidants will fight those free radicals and essentially cancer.