Tuesday, October 21, 2014

REVIEW: Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts

I was lucky enough to be asked to be a Sweat Pink Ambassador earlier this year. One of the (many) perks of this relationship is I get to sample and review some kick-butt products.

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Most recently I was sent some Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts to give a whirl. I was sent a 2 ounce bag of the Natural Harvest Hemp Hearts (they also have an Organic version as well).

2 ounce Bag of Manitoba Harvest Natural Hemp Hearts
What arrived in the mail :)

A little about the Hearts:

About Hemp Hearts

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts Infographic

Like the info-graphic states, they are TASTY, easy to use, and full of good stuff (i.e. protein, Omega 3's and Omega 6's, etc). I have had tried them on their own, threw them into the blender while making my smoothies, added them to my morning cereal, dipped bananas in them, and have also layered them into parfaits. The flavor is like that of almonds (can you say YUM?!) and it helps to keep me full longer (read that as "no snacking between meals" and "making healthy choices").

Layered Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts in a Parfait
Layered the hearts throughout my parfait 

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts with my Morning Cereal
I also add it to my morning cereal (but it is hard to see
since they are similar colors ;))

As a vegetarian, I am often asked (or maybe scolded) about how I get protein. Their are MANY choices out in the plant-based world and HEMP HEARTS is just another amazing VEGAN option!

I would highly recommend picking up a bag and sprinkling some goodness on your next meal (whether it is yogurt, cereal, smoothies, salad, fruit, etc)... that is if you can restrain yourself from eating them straight out of the bag :).

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts on my Tongue
They are delicious to eat on their own as well :)

And it MUST BE your LUCKY DAY! The fabulous folks over at Manitoba Harvest have provided me a promo code for 20% off your order... Simply use "HHSweatPink14" and enjoy another one of my perks ;) [The code expires November 30th, so order NOW and SAVE!]

Oh yeah, and Manitoba Harvest is also currently running a HUGE contest! You can enter to win a 5 POUND bag of Hemp Hearts! To enter: get creative in the kitchen, tag @manitobaharvest, #hemphearts, and #sweatpink in you Instagram and/or Twitter post and you'll be automatically entered. ANYONE is eligible for the contest. The winner will be selected after the November 30th deadline! (You better believe I will be entering...)

Have you ever tried hemp hearts before?

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