As a Sweat Pink Ambassador, I was given the opportunity to try this product*:
I had never heard of eating “hemp” (I thought it was another name for “maijuana”) so I looked it up their website – http://manitobaharvest.com
Food, clothing, rope, paper, building materials, animal bedding/herd, plastic, paint, fuel – the list of hemp applications goes go on and on. We like to call hemp the “green buffalo” as every part of the plant can be used. Hemp that is grown in Western Canada is primarily used for hemp foods. At the top part of the hemp plant you will find the hard hemp seed. This small seed “seeds” nutritiously delicious products like Hemp Hearts, hemp protein powder, and hemp oil.
What should you eat Hemp Hearts?
Great tasting – Hemp Hearts have a slightly nutty taste, similar to a sunflower seed or pine nut.
Easy to use – Simply sprinkle Hemp Hearts on salad, cereal & yogurt, add to smoothies and recipes, or eat them straight from the package!
Nutritious – per 30 gram serving, Hemp Hearts contain 10 grams of plant-based protein and 10 grams of Omegas.
Hemp Hearts have more protein and omegas and less carbs than the same serving of chia or flax.
I would be the first to admit that I am not the most healthy eater. I don’t go out of my way to make recovery shakes or add chia, flax or kale into my meals.
I buy an occasional protein bar and hot cereal with flax.
I do realize that eating foods that contain protein and omegas are beneficial for athletes so I decided to give Hemp Hearts a try.
I added them to my hot cereal for breakfast.
I have also added them to my yogurt for lunch.
I even snacked on them out of the bag.
I really enjoyed the nutty taste, and I feel that hemp hearts make a good alternative to nuts. I liked the unique velvet texture of the hemp hearts.
So if you’re looking for a healthy snack and add more good stuff to your diet, I highly recommend these Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts.
Until November 30, 2014, you can get 20% off your order from ManitobaHarvest.com with the code HHSweatPink14.
Happy Running! Have your tried Hemp Hearts?
*I was sent this product free of charge. I have not been compensated for my review, my opinions are my own.