Hemp Hearts by Manitoba Harvest AND Giveaway!!!

logoToday I’m sharing Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts! When I think hemp I cannot help but go back to my Jr. high years {if you were in junior high or high school in the early 90s you probably know exactly what I’m about to say :)} remember the hemp necklaces and bracelets? It was the cool “new” friendship bracelets. I had so many cool hemp choker necklaces and bracelets…my mom probably still has a few in my old bedroom! It was just so cool to rock some hemp necklaces or bracelets! OK OK I digress, let’s get back on track!

This was my very first product by Manitoba Harvest. I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I heard that I would be getting Hemp Hearts. I didn’t know much about Manitoba Harvest or Hemp Hearts, so I set out to find out more! After a little research I discovered that Manitoba is the largest hemp foods manufacturer…did you know that? Do you know they even have their very own line of hemp foods.

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Let’s talk Hemp:

What is hemp you ask? Simply put, hemp is a super plant! 

Food, clothing, rope, paper, building materials, animal bedding/herd, plastic, paint, fuel – the list of hemp applications goes go on and on. We like to call hemp the “green buffalo” as every part of the plant can be used. Hemp that is grown in Western Canada is primarily used for hemp foods. At the top part of the hemp plant you will find the hard hemp seed. This small seed “seeds” nutritiously delicious products like Hemp Hearts, hemp protein powder, and hemp oil.

Hemp has been around for centuries and has played an instrumental role in shaping our continent. Settlers were given free land if they grew hemp. The Declaration of Independence draft was written on hemp paper. Hemp materials were used in numerous war efforts. Hemp was integrating into modern life until it was ‘temporarily’ banned due to misconceptions. Yes, hemp is a species of Cannabis sativa. No, hemp is not the same as marijuana.

At first glance hemp hearts look a lot like uncooked quinoa or maybe couscous, but they are definitely something all their own!

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The taste:
Hemp Hearts taste great! I actually find the slightly nutty taste very similar to red quinoa. They have a very unique (in a good way) taste that compliments other tastes and flavors. I have yet to find something they don’t got good with.

How to use Hemp Hearts:
Hemp Hearts are very easy to use! I like to sprinkle Hemp Hearts on salads and cereal and the kids love them sprinkled on fruit and yogurt! I also love adding hemp hearts to smoothies and you the added bonus protein and omegas that these awesome little things are packed full of!
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Fun Fact: Hemp Hearts have more protein and Omega’s and less carbs and then favorite other seeds such as Chia or flax.

A Favorite Recipe:

First of all I want to apologize I did not get pictures of this delicious turkey burger that I’m going to tell you about and I’m so sorry for that, usually I’m so good about getting pictures but I have just been off my game without a lot of stuff going on in her family so again I apologize guys! Now, onto the turkey burger!

For years I have made this delicious turkey burger:

I mix together

Extra Lean Ground Turkey

Dijon Mustard

Mango Chutney

Greek Yogurt

Then form patties and grill {be sure you use non stick or foil because these burgers tend to fall apart somewhat easy}

With just these few ingredients these burgers are SO good, but a few weeks ago I decided to toss in a couple of tablespoons of Hemp Hearts and it added such a delicious dynamic to taste of these burgers, I just can’t even explain it other than it gave a delicious nutty taste! Other meals Hemp Hearts have been delicious in or on: Sprinkled on our favorite Steak and Veggie stew {awesome for fall!}, oatmeal with fruit,  mashed sweet potatoes oh and sprinkled on top of peanut butter banana toast…DELICIOUS! Hemp Hearts add so much to the taste but more than that they add so much nutrition!

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Final thoughts!
If you have not tried Hemp Hearts or the other Manitoba Harvest hemp products I highly recommend! If you have use them I would love to know how you use Hemp Hearts or other hemp products!

THE GIVEAWAY!

Want to try some Hemp Hearts? This giveaway is opened to US and Canada Residents! Good Luck 🙂

ENTER HERE!!

One prize per person. If you win this giveaway, and have already won another prize from Manitoba Harvest through another blog, please disclose that you have already won so we can choose another winner. 

 I received this product from Manitoba harvest via my affiliation with that approach.

*Although I am affiliated with Fit Approach I was not compensated  for this post.  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own.

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One thought on “Hemp Hearts by Manitoba Harvest AND Giveaway!!!

  1. I too enjoy Manitoba hemp hearts. The last bag I bought also came with a surprise. Every helping had some kind of crispy crunchy little pit in it. I’m used to the occasional shell that is a little tough. However, these turned out to be real rocks. It appears to be part of a mill stone or maybe just some other contaminant. When I finally bit down on a piece that got caught between my teeth. I spit it out and sure enough looks like Pink Granite. So if you bought some of this product before Christmas and think it is a little crunchy. Stop eating it because the product is contaminated with some thing.

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