Friday, March 6, 2015

Sneaking In Protein & A Giveaway

I stopped eating red meat after discovering it flared my Crohn's. Since, I'm a pretty active person, I'm always looking for ways to ensure I'm getting enough protein. Through my role as a Sweat Pink ambassador I was given the opportunity to review Hemp Hearts.
Disclosure: I was given a package of Hemp Hearts to review but as always all opinions are my own.

So, what are Hemp Hearts? 
A Hemp Heart is a raw shelled hemp seed. They have a slightly nutty taste, similar to a sunflower seed or a pine nut. They contain 10 grams of plant-based protein and 10 grams of Omegas per 30 gram serving (that's more than the same serving of chia or flax--and less carbs.)
The Manitoba Harvest website has lots of recipes for incorporating hemp hearts into your food. Since, I'm not a huge fan of cooking I wanted to incorporate them into my daily eats.
I sprinkled them in my yogurt, cereal and on top of my salads.

I like the added texture (especially in my yogurt) but found that I was still hungry 2-3 hours after I ate them. I'm pretty sure this had to do with the fact that I'm half marathon training and I work out a lot. Plus, I eat a lot anyway.
I would definitely buy these again. The good news is, even London liked them! They're definitely a good way to sneak in a little extra protein.
GOOD NEWS: I'm giving away a bag of Hemp Hearts to one of my readers!! The contest is open to Canada and US Residents.

Check out the rafflecopter below to enter.
Good Luck! The winner will be announced Thursday, March 12th. 
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  1. Interesting. I try to add protein in the form of eggs, Greek yogurt and peanut butter to breakfast to get me through the day.

  2. Tofu and beans are my fave types of proteins