What’s all the hype on Hemp? Okay, so besides that they taste great, did you know that hemp is considered a “green buffalo” which pretty much just means that all parts of the plant can be used. Yes, we have all heard that hemp comes from a Cannabis Sativa species and even contains a whisper of THC ( 0.001% Tetrahydrocannabinol to be exact), but it is not the not same thing as marijuana, nor can it affect a urinalysis or get you high. But it is known to be a super food, and it has some pretty interesting uses. I mean, the Declaration of Independence draft was written on hemp paper, there is hemp tanning lotion, some clothing is made with hemp, and hemp cord is used all over! Pretty versatile stuff.
Why Manitoba’s Hemp Hearts over another company? Well first look at this list I borrowed off their website of the companies values.
Second, because they were started by an average Joe (well more like a Mike, but you get the idea) who just wanted to live a healthy life. And who doesn’t love a success story? Finally third, because they are NON-GMO PROJECT VERIFIED! Those are all thing I look for in a brand to purchase products from and work with!
Now, lets chat for a second about the heart of the plant, the seed. It comes protected in a little teeny heart shaped shell, and once it is shelled you can eat it. Here is where it becomes a super food, each 30g serving has 10g of protein and 10g of omegas. I am sure if you are a fit chick like me, that sparked your interest. Here are some posts I shared when I first started my #foodisfuel journey. Well, some are old and some are new, but all were tasty! Most of the recipes are available on my Instagram or you can download their smoothie bowl recipe ebook.
There are plenty of recipe options when Hemp Hearts come into play, here are some recipes from Manitoba Harvest. I personally love to throw them in my baked goods to sneak some protein into my kid’s snack time. I have even sprinkled them onto salads and pasta too! The great thing about these raw shelled seeds is that the texture is so light, you almost don’t even know they are there. It’s little things that count when it comes to switching over to a healthy diet and if you can make small changes easily, then who knows maybe the bigger ones won’t seem like such a scary transition. Look at these Banana Nut Protein Waffles I made, I just sprinkled the Hemp Hearts on top and BAM extra omegas, and the nutty flavor of the Hemp Hearts worked well with the hazelnuts in the recipe.
With fall being in full swing, we have big plans for Thanksgiving and guess what mama is gonna be adding into her dishes? Yep, Hemp Hearts.
Manitoba Harvest even offers a coupon on their page so you can try it out! Here you go I hope you will give them a try and enjoy them as much as I do. Make sure to share your recipes with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the tag @manitobaharvest and hashtag #fuelledbyhemp #hemphearts . Leave a comment below if youhave shared a recipe on your blog or if you have a great idea for a Fall recipe with Hemp Hearts, I would love to try it out! I will pick one of my commenters to get a FREE bag of Hemp Hearts! I totally believe in sharing opportunity and getting the word out on good products, so here is a form to fill out if you wanna blog about Manitoba Harvest, find it here! xoxo
Sweat ’til you Shine,
This post is sponsored by Manitoba Harvest thanks to my awesome community Fit Approach who brings brands and bloggers together! As always, all opinions are my own and are not swayed, I always practice truth in blogging.