Hemp Heart Awesomeness and GIVEAWAY!
Here we go my fit friends.
I am a lover of food, those of you who follow me know that (well, food and coffee!!).
I was asked to do a hemp heart review with Manitoba Harvest 🙂
What ARE hemp hearts??
Well, hemp is a species of Cannabis sativa. Hemp is NOT the same as marijuana. Hemp hearts are the raw shelled hemp seed.
From their website:
- 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.
|Getting down to business!|
I am a lover of greek yogurt. So much so that regular yogurt holds no place in my heart…lol. So, hemp hearts in hand, and after my trip to Costco for my fruits and veggies, I began.
|Yes, there is yogurt here 🙂|
I am telling you, these little babies really added a little something more to my greek yogurt and berries! The nutty taste is NOT overwhelming at all. It rounded out the taste and was DELICIOUS!
I also put them in my smoothies – just a tablespoon was good for me.
These hemp hearts are SO versatile. I used them on my salads, and really really loved them with pineapple. I do enjoy them more than flax seed as I find they don’t get stuck in my back teeth 😉 They would be great for those folks who may not be a fan of chia. I love chia seeds, but they have a certain texture that some people are not a fan of.
|On Pineapple – OMG!|
I loved these so much I went a purchase a larger bag from Costco. I will be putting these in some No Bake Energy Bites in place of the chia seeds.
So….who wants to try these? Manitoba Harvest is kind enough to let me give away a package to one of my lucky readers!!!