Happy Hemp’oween! Manitoba Harvest Hemp Heart Review

Earlier this month I partnered up with Manitoba Harvest and Sweat Pink to do a review on Manitoba Harvest’s Hemp Hearts. We have occasionally used different brands in the past with our meals but lately, we have not. And since I’m trying to up my protein, adding hemp hearts to my meals has proven easy and beneficial!  Did you know that hemp hearts contain 10g of protein; whereas, flax contains 5g or chia contains 4g? I didn’t either! AND for those of us trying to cut carbs, hemp hearts contain ONLY 3g of carbs. I know people get worried about hemp because of drug testing… well the fine folks at Manitoba Harvest let us me know that their hemp only contains 0.001% of THC so their “products will NOT cause a psychoactive effect” additionally, their “products will not cause a false positive drug test”. Dustin and I have incorporated the Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts into so many of our daily dishes!

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The other weekend while Dustin was away, I decided to make some homemade broccoli cheese soup [I just left the potato out] but it was what was with it that made it super awesome!  On Manitoba Harvest’s web-site, they have a few recipes that integrate using hemp hearts or their other products. I decided to whip up some of their Vegan Bacon Bits to use with my soup…

  • 1 cup Hemp Hearts
  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg’s amino acid

Saturate Hemp Hearts with liquid smoke and Bragg’s amino acid. Marinate for 20-30 minutes. Bake on pan lined with parchment paper at 200F for 10-15 minutes, check frequently. Hemp Hearts should be crunchy and darker in color when finished.

IMG_3898-0In my opinion, these are great little additives to your smoothies, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, as a topping… so many great uses and they’re healthy!

If you’d like to try out, Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts or other products, use code HHSweatPink for 20% OFF your entire order! It expires November 30, 2014 so make sure you stock up – I know I am!

ALSO, Manitoba Harvest is having a contest! Seriously, who doesn’t like contests!! Details are below:

  • Manitoba Harvest is also offering a 5 lb bag of Hemp Hearts (yes, 5 LBS) to one lucky winner.
  • To enter to win: get creative in the kitchen, tag @manitobaharvest, #hemphearts, and #sweatpink in your Instagram and/or Twitter post and you’ll be automatically entered.
  • Anyone is eligible for the contest!
  • Contest deadline: November 30, 2014

Also, Happy Hemp’oween! I know we’ll be scaring the kids in our neighborhood tonight – what about you?! Big plans?

-Donna

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