Thursday, January 3, 2013

Manitboa Harvest Hemp Hearts Review and Giveaway

My husband is very health conscious. He eats Cheerios daily, because of the way it lowers cholesterol, he eats walnuts every day for the protein, and eats flax seeds on his cereal for some reason I don't really know (I don't ask too much, because then he would start rambling about what's healthy and what's not and..yeah)

When I was given the chance to review a product from Manitoba Harvest I was really excited. 
I knew for sure that my husband would be very grateful for whatever they sent, and he would happily google all the benefits. 

Hemp Hearts

They ended up sending me "Hemp Hearts" 
I have some experience with hemp, I worked at The Body Shop for a season back in 1997 and I remember how great the hemp oil felt on my hands, but I had never heard of the benefits of ingesting hemp. 

So, I wanted to google it before my husband did, and this is what I found. 

Hemp is full of protein (something I need as a semi-vegetarian) and omegas. Hey, I know about both of these things!

At Manitoba Harvest they recommend putting the Hemp Hearts onto cereal, salad and yogurt. 

I decided to try first with yogurt. I found it to be very good! The Hemp Hearts have a "nutty" taste to them, kind of like a sesame seed, and it worked very well with the yogurt. 

My husband tried it on his cereal in place of the flax seed, and said it was delicious, he said he will regularly switch between the hemp hearts and the flax to get the benefits of both. 

I haven't tried it on salad yet, since I am not a big salad eater (I love salad, don't get me wrong..just finding the time to make one is not easy).

Hemp Hearts can be purchased for $8.99 for a 12 oz bag. 

You can follow Manitoba Harvest on Facebook here, Twitter here and Pinterest here. 

Also right now if you join their mailing list you will be entered to win $100! You can join here. 

Disclosure: I was given Hemp Hearts to help with my review. All opinions are 100% mine.


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  1. Hemp sounds amazing and full of protein! Never tried it before!

  2. Would enjoy giving hemp hearts a try! Thanks!

  3. No, and I'm wicked curious!!! I've tried chia seeds, buckwheat groats, black sesame seeds, spelt, quinoa, a bunch of different foods, but not hemp!!!! I sooo want to win this!!!

  4. I love sprinkling hemp on my lunch salads sometimes! So good!

  5. Yes actually tried this brand I received a sample at Sprouts. It was good. Put it on my waffle with homemade almond butter, jelly, few slices of banana with hemp hearts on top....mmmmmmmmmmm

  6. I have tried hemp foods before and really like them.

  7. I love hemp...super crunchy.. we actually made a kind of "brittle" with it over the holidays..yum!

  8. I love hemp hearts and have them often!
    Awesome vegan protein and source of omegas!

  9. I haven't been able to use hemp foods before, but I've heard a lot about the great nutritional factors they have. I've actually been wanting to try these out!

  10. I have never heard of eating hemp...just wearing it ;)

  11. I haven't - I've tried many different healthy food products and I would LUV to win the giveaway to try hemp hearts!!!

  12. Just hemp milk ice cream, best thing ever