I mean you remember some blog posts back when I shared with you the hype on hemp hearts right? I intrigued you with some bright and fun ways shelled hemp hearts could be used to
trick your kids to eat healthy amp up your recipes. Here is a reminder of my yummy smoothie bowl
Well boy was I excited to hear they were bringing out a to-go bar!
I love products that you can throw into your gym bag, kids lunch, or purse as run out the door. And you know I am always running (late that is) so I need quick protein to fuel my shenanigans.
What makes this bar different from the rest? I mean every protein bar has…well protein? here is a couple things I found.
- it is plant based nutrition for those who cant tolerate animal products
- hemp contains heart-healthy fiber and unsaturated fats
- we often get over the amount of daily protein needed in our diet and 10mg is a light option for those of us who enjoy a lil protein in between our protein.
but guess what? these bars also offer another sweet treat. Omegas.
Omegas are that awesome little fatty acids that our bodies DO NOT produce, so food is the only way! And not only does this Hemp Heart Bar have omega 3’s , but also omega 6’s. Not only does our brain need them to function but they help lower heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in America. The American Heart Association recommends that at least 5% to 10% of food calories come from omega-6 fatty acids. (source WebMD) So go ahead girl, get some!
I do have to admit hemp protein is a taste that sometimes can be a little different on first bite, but I am happy to say after a few more bites I got used to it. My favorite flavor was the Apple Cinnamon. I was sent chocolate and apple cinnamon, I am hoping to get my hands on the vanilla, since I tend to side more with vanilla as a protein flavor. Hope you will give them a try for yourself and let me know what you think!
Have you tried the Hemp Heart Bars? Which flavor did you like best? Have you ever heard of Manitoba Harvest? What is your favorite pre- workout snack to fuel with? What is your favorite post workout snack to replenish with?
Sweat ’til You Shine,
I was provided Hemp Heart Bars to review by Manitoba Harvest‘s collaboration with Fit Approach, a company I ambassador for. If you would like to submit a application to join #SweatPink click here. As always my opinions are my own, I strongly support truth in blogging.