Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts Review + Smoothie Recipe

As a mom to a toddler vegetarian, I have to pay extra attention to her diet to make sure she grows up healthy and strong! Incorporating enough protein, iron, zinc, and omega-3 fats can be challenging. Luckily for us, we discovered the benefits of hemp back in 2013 while living in Colorado. Hemp foods help keep our little one, and the rest of the family, healthy! Recently, Manitoba Harvest provided me with a bag of their Hemp Hearts. I bet you’re thinking, “What the heck is a hemp heart?” Well, hemp hearts are what remain after they shell the hemp seeds. Manitoba Harvest is the world’s largest hemp manufacturer and they ONLY sell hemp foods. They’re involved in the entire process (from seed to shelf) and make it a point to openly educate about the health benefits and sustainability of HEMP!

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts 8oz bag
Since their facility solely produces hemp products, you don’t have to worry about cross-contamination with nuts, soy, gluten, etc! That is especially important when feeding your little ones. Each 8oz bag of Hemp Hearts contains about 8 servings. You can purchase them at many of your local health food stores or online directly from the Manitoba Harvest site. These tiny nutritional powerhouses pack quite a punch! A 3 tablespoon serving contains many nutrients, including:
  • 10g protein
  • 20% iron
  • 20% zinc
  • 80% omega-6 fats
  • 20% omega-3 fats
  • 110% manganese
Hemp hearts are super easy to incorporate into your daily meals, snacks, and treats. The taste is slightly nutty, but mild enough to be eaten with anything. We personally enjoy them mixed into our banana pancakes, sprinkled on salads, blended into smoothies, and spooned onto yogurt. If you’d like to try out some yummy hemp food recipes, head over to the Manitoba Harvest Recipes Archive.

Tropical Hemp Heart Smoothie organic manitoba harvest healthy greens

Are you familiar with hemp foods? How do you use hemp hearts in your home?

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Tropical Hemp Heart Smoothie
This vegan smoothie is loaded with protein, iron, vitamin C, and healthy fats!
Ingredients
  • 2 Bananas
  • 3/4 cup Coconut Water
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • 1 Mandarin Orange
  • 3 tablespoons + extra for topping Hemp Hearts
  • 3 Ice Cubes
Instructions
Place all ingredients in blender.Pulse until smooth.Serve with extra hemp hearts sprinkled on top. Enjoy!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 smoothie

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