There are so many new healthy products sitting on the grocery store shelves these days. I'm the type of person that usually won't try something new unless there's a sample/trial size for a fraction of the price, or I'm offered to try it for free.
When Alyse at Fit Approach sent out an email asking bloggers to review Manitoba Harvest's Hemp Hearts, I jumped at the opportunity. I love trying new, healthy foods, but again, I don't like spending money on something I may not like.
If you've never heard of Hemp before, Manitoba Harvest explains it best here!
Upon receiving my pack of Hemp Hearts, I sampled them right away. I was thinking they'd have a weird, super food, healthy taste to them but they didn't. They taste very "nutty". They're soft, yet slightly crunchy and have such a nice flavor-I could eat these as a snack!
These beautiful little seeds pack some major benefits! -10 whole grams of protein and 10 grams of omega 3 & 6 per 30 gram serving. Hemp Hearts are lower in carbs than flax and chia seeds, they are raw, vegan friendly and non-GMO! Manitoba Harvest manufactures only hemp products in their facility!
The first thing I thought about sprinkling them on (other than straight into my mouth) was my oatmeal. I like to keep things simple, but I also love adding extra nutrients to my meals. Oatmeal, peanut butter, raisins, brown sugar and sprinkled with Hemp Hearts = Perfection in a bowl!
These tasty Hearts can be sprinkled on anything! I love how versatile these babies are! I added some to my salad instead of my "usual" slivered almonds, as well as on top of my favorite home made smoothie! I'll take all the added Omega's I can get!
I know once I run out of the package they sent me I'll be looking for some more! I'll also be more open to trying some of Manitoba's other products!
This post just got a little better! Manitoba Harvest is offering 20% off their entire web store for my readers! Use the code: HHSweatPink14 at www.manitobaharvest.com Promo code expires November 30, 2014.
You can also enter to win a 5lb bag of Hemp Hearts! Incorporate Hemp Hearts into a healthy recipe, share your photos on Twitter & Instagram and tag @manitobaharvest. Use #Hemphearts and #sweatpink in your post to be entered to win! Contest runs until November 30, 2014.
(I was not compensated for a positive review. All opinions are my own. I received one 2 oz. package of Hemp Hearts for review purposes only through my Ambassadorship with FitApproach)