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5 Benefits of Hemp Hearts

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Disclosure: The following post is sponsored by Fit Approach on behalf of Manitoba Harvest.

I’ve added Hemp Hearts to recipes for the past few years. The nutritional benefits are many and the flavor and crunch adds a new twist to basics like salads, soups and smoothies.

Nutrition

5 Benefits of Hemp Hearts

  • All 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids (EAAs) our bodies cannot produce.
  • A high protein percentage of the simple proteins that strengthen immunity and fend off toxins.
  • Nature’s highest botanical source of essential fatty acid.
  • A perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 Linoleic Acid and Omega-3 Linolenic Acid – for cardiovascular health and general strengthening of the immune system.
  • A superior vegetarian source of protein considered easily digestible.

(Source: Seed Guides)

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Sprinkle on top of salads, cereal or yogurt. Add hemp hearts to baking, or just eat them right out of the bag.

Fruit and Yogurt with a Seed and Cinnamon Topping jillconyers.com #nutrition #nourish #eatclean #recipe #glutenfree

For a nutrient dense and flavorful boost to a snack of yogurt and fruit try this.

Crunchy Flavorful Seeds and Cinnamon (makes 1 serving):

  • 1 teaspoon hemp hearts
  • 1 teaspoon ground flax
  • 1 teaspoon chia
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

For the fruit and yogurt snack:

Combine 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt and 2 tablespoons protein powder (I use Skoop B Strong). Mix well. Add the 1/4 cup fresh blueberries and top with the seed and cinnamon mixture.

Contest

Manitoba Harvest is also offering a 5 lb bag of Hemp Hearts (yes, 5 LBS) to one lucky winner.

Enter To Win

Get creative in the kitchen, tag @manitobaharvest, #hemphearts, and #sweatpink in your Instagram and/or Twitter post and you’ll be automatically entered.

Contest deadline: November 30, 2014

Manitoba Harvest is also offering 20% off everything at ManitobaHarvest.com with the code: HHSweatPink14

Have you tried hemp hearts? What do you add to your recipes for crunch and flavor?

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22 Comments

  1. I love hemp hearts…. added them to my pancakes this am! So yummy!

  2. Hemp hearts are amazing! I put them everywhere. So much good stuff in a couple table spoons is hard to beat. Plus, they are delicious!

  3. I’ve never heard of Hemp Hearts, but these sound like a great addition to my diet. Will try them soon! Thanks for posting!

  4. I would love to add Hemp hearts to my eats…I only use chia seeds, but it’d be nice to change it up a bit and add some variety…HA! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway! 🙂

  5. I’ve never tried hemp hearts and actually didn’t know much about them until reading some of y’alls posts about them.

  6. Thanks for the suggestions! I actually have a bag of these that I got from a conference and opened them up! They are so yummy!

  7. I really need to add more hemp to my diet!! Good to know it is so good FOR me.

  8. i love hemp hearts!! i used them healthy bites too! great fiber source and fats!

  9. I need to! I am still paranoid about it for my racing, especially as I was one of the elites randomly selected for drug testing recently. I need to get over it, I know it will help my training! Must do it!

  10. I’ve not ever tried hemp hearts but I am intrigued to try them now! For crunch I’ve made my own granola or for Savoury toasted pumpkin seeds or sesame seeds before and also just chopped nuts too 🙂

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