Sunny, warm weather means it’s time to break out the blender. I don’t know about you but I cannot drink smoothies during the cold Winter months!
I was in search of a protein powder to add to Spring/Summer smoothies – one that would provide protein, fiber, and didn’t have added sweeteners (natural or artificial). I stumbled upon Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro Fiber and am happy I gave it a try.
This powder packs a punch:
One serving (4 Tbsp.) includes 54% of your daily recommended fiber intake (14 g) and has 11g of protein, and adds up to only 130 calories, 3.5g of fat (0.5 Saturated, 0 Trans, 2.5 Polyunsaturated, 0.5 Monounsaturated). Total carbs are 14g and here’s an added bonus…10% of daily recommended Iron, 4% Calcium, and 1% Vit C.
The Manitoba Harvest powder is certified organic and vegan.
It’s green, so it does cause your smoothie to look like this
I think the taste is a non-event when blended in with good things like frozen berries, banana, nut milk, etc. Straight out of the jar, it almost has a freshly-mowed lawn smell to it.
The product website suggests using hemp protein powder as a flour substitute in baked goods…1/4 cup of the powder for every 1 cup of regular flour. I haven’t tried that yet but what a great idea for muffins!
The nice folks at Manitoba Harvest recently sent me their Hemp Hearts to try.
These little seeds can be eaten right out of the bag, added to baked goods, sprinkled on salads, added to smoothies, etc. So far I’ve added to salads and used in my home-made granola bars (receipt to come). I appreciated the addition of healthy omegas, protein, and fiber.
I didn’t know much about Hemp Hearts before receiving them. Here are the details straight from Manitoba Harvest:
Hemp Hearts are packed full of protein with 10 grams of plant-based protein per 30 gram serving size. Hemp Hearts are a great way to get an ideal ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3‘s including the rare EFA known as Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA). Testimonials have shown that GLA alone helps with arthritis, joint mobility, eczema, hormonal balance, migraines, menopause in women, healthy cholesterol & blood pressure levels and even weight management. Check out our testimonial section to read for yourself.
Hemp food is extremely easy to digest. Hemp foods contain vitamins, chlorophyll, fiber, calcium and are rich in folic acid.
Have you tried hemp protein, Hemp Hearts, other Manitoba Harvest products?
Giveaway time – I’d like to spread the Hemp Heart love and send one reader a bag of Hemp Hearts. (This is only open to U.S. residents.)
You can enter by doing any or all of these things:
1. Leave a comment below saying why you’d like to try the Hemp Hearts.
2. Follow @applesarteries on Twitter and leave a comment saying that you’re following me. (If you already follow me on Twitter, just leave a comment saying that.)
3. Follow @Manitobaharvest on Twitter and leave a comment saying that you’re following them.
4. Tweet the giveaway “I entered to win a bag of @manitobaharvest hemp hearts thanks to @applesarteries http://wp.me/p263ht-gP.”
You can enter through Thursday and the winner will be randomly selected.
Note: Manitoba Harvest sent me one bag of Hemp Hearts to try. I’m providing the bag to the giveaway winner.
I would love to try these Hemp Hearts. I love salads and have one almost every day for lunch, and these look like they would add a nice crunch.
these would be great in my smoothies!
following you and manitoba on twitter!
I want to try them because I already like hemp powder, so I’m curious about these. 🙂
I am following you on Twitter. :)Also, ugh, this logged in as my boyfriend’s name. Sorry about that….
I am following Manitoba Harvest on Twitter!
I tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/CallieKumquat/status/202166195988856834
i’d like to try the hemp hearts because i’ve never even heard of them before and love trying new things! i have a smoothie for breakfast every morning, so it would be fun to add them as a topping!
i already follow you on twitter!
i’m following manitoba harvest on twitter.
I want to try these because I want to see what they taste like…love the 10g protein!
I follow ya on twitter. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
Would love to try these !! I have heard good things about them from others but have yet to try them. I’m
sure they would be a great addition to my weight-loss program.:)
I follow you on Twitter – excited!
I would like to try Hemp Hearts because I would like a CHANGE! I have been an avid whey protein user (powerlifter for 6 years) and am wanting to make the transition to hemp but haven’t done enough research on brands yet and then I see your post today! WOOT!
I follow you on twitter!
I have been dying to try them but I can’t find them near me!
I follow Manitoba on Twitter
I Tweeted about the giveaway!
I love hemp seeds and can’t wait to have some to include in my morning smoothies. Protein, here I come! 😉
I would love to try these because I like trying new things, being new to healthy eating I am in to try new things. I am also a smoothie lover I have one everyday. I like to try different combinations.
I want to try the hemp hearts simply because I’ve never had hemp hearts before!!
I follow you on twitter!
I follow Manitoba on twitter too!
I would like to try these. Healthy protein and Omegas!
I’ve never tried hemp hearts so it’d be great to try them!!
Would love to try hemp as I’ve never tried hemp hearts before!
Just followed you on Twitter
Following Manitoba Harvest on Twitter too!
Shared your link on Twitter too- Thanks so much!
I would love to try these hemp hearts!
I would love to try! It is gluten free. I would love to use in some smoothies!
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Tweeted it! https://twitter.com/#!/loramarie03/status/202209841815617536
Wow I’ve never had hemp like that! I want to try it!
I would love to try Hemp Hearts because I want to find an alternative for whey/soy. It’s a pricey investment to try new protein powders!
I would love Hemp Hearts to add to my morning yogurt snack! Lots of added benefits and sound wonderful (:
I’d love to try Hemp Hearts! I’ve heard a lot about hemp products in the past year but haven’t found anything available around me yet.
I follow you on twitter!
Following @manitobaharvest on twitter, too!
I tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/j_mosh/status/202229227100176384
I’m always up for trying new things and would love to give them a try! They’d be a great addition to yogurt!
I love anything that adds protein and fiber!!
I follow you on twitter! @lifeafterswim
I am following manitoba harvest on twitter! @lifeafterswim
I have never tried hemp and these hemp hearts look very healthy and nutritious to add to my smoothies!
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Following Manitoba Harvest too on Twitter – thanks!
What a great giveaway! Manitoba seems so balanced nutrition-wise– sounds perfect to add to smoothies, I need to get more protein and fiber in mine (they are seriously lacking in teh protien department).
I would like to try this in my breakfast oatmeal or cereals
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Followed you on twitter!
I havent tried hemp yetbut have heard good things. Love the benefits listed.
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