Disclaimer: I received free product to review from Manitoba Harvest through a campaign with Sweat Pink. Manitoba Harvest is also providing the prize for this giveaway. I received no other compensation. As always, all opinions are my own.
When the opportunity to review Hemp Hearts as a Sweat Pink Ambassador came through my inbox, I jumped at the opportunity to volunteer. I’ve seen so many good things about these little guys that I couldn’t wait to check them out and spread some of the #HempLove with you!
What I love about Hemp Hearts is how easy they are to use. I’ve seen tons of other bloggers come up with creative and delicious ways to incorporate more protein and omegas into their diet by adding Hemp Hearts to their yummy recipes (check them out here: Farrah, Jill and Sara), but adding nutritional value to your food doesn’t always have to be labor intensive. Despite the baking rampage I went on last weekend, I am not a Master Chef, so I decided to take a simpler approach to this by incorporating them in a way that didn’t require any expert culinary skills.
I like to think of Hemp Hearts as a healthier version of my favorite froyo topping, rainbow sprinkles. Once I received my bag I began sprinkling away on anything I could think of. I wasn’t feeling well on Friday, so I added some extra protein and omegas to my soup with the help of Hemp Hearts. They pack a whopping 10 grams of protein and 10 grams of omegas per 30 gram serving!
You can add these little guys to just about anything and they don’t alter the taste of your favorite foods, which was something I was worried about at first. They taste similar to sesame seeds or pine nuts, so the flavor isn’t overwhelming, and it pairs well with everything I’ve tried so far!
They also add an extra little crunch to your food, in addition to the added health benefits.
I saved the best for last though! My favorite way to enjoy Hemp Hearts so far is to sprinkle them on top of my coconut milk Greek yogurt and berry parfait and top it off with a little organic honey. This was a very tasty breakfast and definitely one that I will be keeping in my rotation!
Now that you’ve gotten to see a few of the ways that I love to enjoy Hemp Hearts, it’s your turn to get in on the #HempLove! Manitoba Harvest is giving one lucky reader a bag to try! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below on what you would like to try your Hemp Hearts with and follow them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Simple right?
Manitoba Harvest is also providing all A Couple of Dashes readers with a promo code for 20% off all products in their online store here. Make sure to enter the code “HHSweatPink215” at the checkout to receive your discount. The offer expires March 31, 2015.
This giveaway is open until Thursday, February 26th at 11:59pm PST. Winner will randomly be chosen from the comments below and announced on the blog Friday, February 27th. The giveaway is open to those living in the US and Canada only. Winner must have a physical address (not a PO box) to mail the prize to.
Questions of the Day:
Have you tried Hemp Hearts before?
What foods would you like to add your Hemp Hearts to?