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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Hemp Hearts: GIVEAWAY

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Manitoba Harvest and the Sweat Pink community in exchange for a review of Hemp Hearts. All opinions are my own.
Yay I love to try new (to me) products, especially if they're edible. I mean, hello! FOOD!!! So was very happy when Manitoba Harvest send me some Hemp Hearts to try out.

I have reviewed them before, but this time instead of making energy bites, I tried a few more different dishes with the #hemphearts. I was lucky that I had a few extra packs from a few races I had done over the summer (I was hoarding the small travel size packs) so that I could take them to work or away on a few run weekends.

Hemp Hearts have some texture and flavour (sort of a nutty flavour??) but the taste is not strong at all. If you need nutritional info...they have 10g of plant protein and 10g of omegas per 30g serving. And, less carbs than the same serving of chia or flax (but hey I used Hemp Hearts with flax too - just for some extra zing).
The easiest way (I think) is to use em for breakfast. Fast and easy - just sprinkle on yogurt or oatmeal. I add fruit to both oatmeal and yoghurt for extra taste. I stewed some rhubarb (just chop up the rhubarb, drop in a pot with a little water and a few tablespoons of sugar - or agave - and cook till its soft).
I took my #hemplove to work to add to my meals. On a bowl of fuit, in with fruit and yogurt or in stews at lunch. Whatever suits. I say its a great way to add a little extra to your meals.
I also tried a yoghurt parfait - layering some homemade granola my sister gave me with some local honey (the unpasteurized is the BEST) with the hemp hearts and plain greek yoghurt. It was a perfect after dinner treat (could easily work as breakfast too). And, of course...add it to smoothies. Easy Peasy. And, I find that #hemphearts don't get super thick and clumpy if you add them in (unlike if you add too much ground flax -- oops)!
If you want some FAB recipe ideas, then check out Manitoba Harvest's recipe section in their blog. There are all kinds of great ideas - not just smoothie recipes. Muffins, guacamole, banana bread! Great ideas. Especially cause I am allergic to walnuts - so I am thinking I could use these as a nut substitute. Hmmm, what about on brownies?
Wanna try some Hemp Hearts?  I have a package to give away. The giveaway is open to anyone in Canada or the US.
Giveaway restrictions: One prize per winner. If you already one from another #Sweatpink review in the past couple weeks, please advise so I can choose another winner. 

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  1. Ooooh I would love to win some hemp hearts. I love the nutty flavour!

  2. i tried hemp hearts for the first time this week - i think that this could become a staple!

  3. I've never tried hemp hearts, but I'd love to try them out. I regularly add chia seeds to yoghurt or fruit juice as a way to bump the energy levels for a few hours in the morning, especially if it's a run day!

  4. yes I have...usually protein bars

  5. I have never heard of hemp hearts lol but this looks amazing!