This post is sponsored by Manitoba Harvest through my affiliation with Sweat Pink. I received the product for free in exchange for a review. The opinions expressed here are completely my own.
Well, I just found my new favorite brekkie bowl add-in!
My curiosity about hemp had been peaked for awhile, so I was really excited to finally have an excuse to try them.
Hemp is in the Cannabis family—but lest you think it’s a form of pot, I assure you it’s a high-quality plant protein that is completely vegan, grain-free, and gluten-free. It is very minimally processed and is only raw shelled. There are no additives, oils, or anything else. Just pure hemp. Though I promise this is not that ratty hemp necklace your 8th grade boyfriend bought you down the shore…er, that may just be me!
It is 100% REAL food.
Hemp has a slightly nutty flavor, almost like walnuts, and has a smooth flaky finish, making the texture much less obtrusive than, say, flaxseeds. It’s soft and adds a nice round flavor to yogurt, banana nice cream, salads, energy balls, or homemade granola. It pairs deliciously with carob nibs, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, and coconut flakes when sprinkled over berries and sliced bananas.
I didn’t go crazy with recipe development. When something is simply this yummy, there’s no need to! It’s an awesome, healthy add-in that is packed with protein.
I was sent a 2 oz package and since I’m only using a sprinkle with each serving, it’s lasting a lot longer than expected. Which is great, since one of the reasons I have hesitated on trying hemp has been the price tag; however, when you consider that Manitoba Harvest sells their 8 oz pack for $8.99, it’s actually a really reasonable price.
I am doing a GIVEAWAY!!! One lucky person will receive a pack of their own Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts. Simply gain entries by following me on Instagram (@belowthefork); Twitter (@MsMerOram); and/or by leaving a comment below on why you want to try hemp hearts!
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Best of luck to you!!