Haven’t heard of hemp hearts? It’s OK, I hadn’t either until a few months ago!
Hemp hearts are the raw shelled seeds that come from the hemp plant. They have a slightly nutty taste, similar to that of a sesame seed or pine nut. But the real goodness about hemp hearts is the punch of protein they provide. They pack a whopping 10 grams of protein and 10 grams of omegas per 30g serving. And it is so easy to incorporate them into your meals.
I have found most often the macro-nutrient people are missing in their diet is protein. We often forget the power of protein and how important a balanced diet of protein/carbohydrates/and fats is for maintaining optimal health.
These delicious little seeds are a simple way to add more protein into our diets. You can literally sprinkle the seeds on anything from soups to salads to smoothies. The possibilities are endless for this little seed to pack a punch of protein into your daily food intake.
I love to have protein balls or bars readily available when hunger strikes. Hemp seeds have become a terrific addition to these energy bites. They pack a punch of protein and a delicious nutty flavor. Check out my recipe below for Chocolate Energy Bites.
Manitoba Harvest hemp hearts are readily available at Costco, and most large supermarket chains. You can expect to pay around $8 for an 8oz sized bag.
Curious what these little seeds taste like? Manitoba Harvest is going to send one lucky reader a FREE 2oz bag to try! All you need to do is comment below with: ENTER
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Have a great week,
Chocolate Energy Bites
- 1 Cup Medjool dates (pitted)
- 1 Cup walnuts
- 2 Tbsp. cacao
- 3 Tbsp. Manitoba Harvest hemp hearts
- 2 Tbsp. peanut butter
In a food processor or high powered blender, grind the walnuts. Next, add all other ingredients and pulse until a thick dough has formed. Roll the dough into bite sized balls.