I have some goodies for you guys today!
Manitoba Harvest hemp hearts are one of my favorite ways to sneak in extra health into my foods. Raw hemp is a SuperFood, one of the potent available. #Hemphearts contain a laundry list of vitamins and minerals some of which include essential fatty acids, easy to digest proteins, zinc, fiber, iron, carotene, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, potassium, enzymes, vitamins B1, B2, B6, D and E and a whole bunch more. A cool fact…raw hemp has more protein, omegas and less carbs than chia or flax seeds.
In addition to the vitamin and mineral punch these little guys give, they offer a wide array of health benefits too. Increased energy, lowered LDL cholesterol & blood pressure, improved heart, organ & immunity function, reduced inflammation and improved muscle recovery after fitness. Cool fact number two…they can be eaten by those who cannot tolerate nuts, dairy or gluten.
My first experience with Manitoba Harvest was at Blend this year. I was always cha cha cha chia girl before, but jumped on the hemp wagon after trying these. If you haven’t tried hemp before, they’re similar to a sesame seed or pine nut. You may have noticed a couple a few recipes I whipped up with them. Those blueberry hemp flaxseed muffins are my highest viewed recipe. Obviously hemp hearts draw a crowd.
But before I jump to the Cacao Hemp Oatmeal Bites recipe I’ve got for you today, let’s chat about why I love Manitoba Harvest so much. They are the world’s largest hemp food manufacturer to grow, make & sell hemp foods. They ONLY manufacture and sell hemp seeds. That’s how dedicated they are!
- Nutritious – 10 grams protein & 10 grams omegas per 30 gram serving (WOW!)
- Easy to use
- Great tasting
- Manufactured in a hemp only facility
- Reasonably priced
- Individual packets & organic varieties available
- Coupons available on the Manitoba site
- Hard to find in stores (Amazon has them)
I used my Manitoba Harvest hemp hearts to whip up these delicious and healthy snack bites. Perfect for a post workout #sweatpink snack. These yummy goodies have all the usual suspects, #Hemphearts and cacao bites.
- 1 cup GF rolled oats
- ¼ cup cacao bites (or dark chocolate chips)
- ½ cup almond butter
- 1 tsp almond extract
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup 1 tbsp hemp seed hearts
- pinch of sea salt
- In a medium bowl combine all ingredients, do not over mix
- Wet hands a bit & roll batter into golf ball sized balls
- Place in a container in the refrigerator or freezer 10-20 minutes to set
Manitoba is also offering one lucky winner a 2 oz bag of Hemp Hearts. Contest is available to US and Canada residents and will be open through this Friday. Ready….Set….Go!
Have you tried Manitoba Harvest? Do you eat hemp seeds? What do you eat them with?
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