I had never tried hemp hearts, so when I was given the chance I was excited! Once I got the cute little package in the mail and read all the health benefits I knew it would be something that I would add to my healthy living arsenal! Manitoba Harvest hemp hearts are a great source of Omega 3's and 6's as well as protein, with a whopping 10 grams of each per 30 gram serving. They have a slightly nutty taste like a sunflower seed. I also love that they are non-gmo! They are raw and vegan, which makes them a great source of protein for someone who doesn't eat meat. I decided that I wanted to add them to a smoothie, which is usually my daily nutritional powerhouse, and since these little guys are so nutritious I figured they would pump up my smoothie.
Raw Green Goodness Smoothie1 1/2 cup water
1 scoop vegan protein powder, I used chocolate
1 cup Kale leaves
1 ounce of Manitoba Hemp Hearts
Place all ingredients in a blender (I prefer the Blendtec) and blend until all ingredients are well incorporated. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
The hemp hearts blended right up in the smoothie and tasted great. I even ate a handful right out of the bag, and they are delicious just as they are. There are so many ways that you can use these nutritious little hemp hearts, top your salad or oatmeal with them, you can bake with them and add them to your dinners too. Here are some more recipes from Manitoba Harvest, just a warning, looking at them all will make you hungry!
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