Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts Review

Hemp Heart Greatness with Manitoba Harvest – Review & Giveaway

Disclaimer: I was sent a sample pack of hemp hearts free of charge to do this Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts Review through SweatPink/FitApproach. However the opinions in this blogpost are mine and mine alone, and have not been controlled or modified by anyone.
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I am plant based. That means that all I am eating/drinking is plants in some shape or form. A lot of people think that it’s hard to be plant based/vegan, and sure.. I can admit that I sometimes have to think about my diet, as in make sure that I eat the right things for proteins etc. But the only thing I’ve found really hard since going plant based has been to eat out since a lot of restaurants around where I live really don’t cater to people who are cutting out not just meat/fish but also dairy and egg.

The problems with ‘eating out’ have forced me to be creative with on-the-go snacks etc, as I usually will be left eating little to none actually filling food (depending on where I am of course, but not kidding you when I say that I’ve had a ‘salad’ consisting of nothing but lettuce and tomato several times). Lately I have been making a lot of bars and balls for an easy to-go snack and some extra energy and when the hemp hearts from Manitoba Harvest arrived I immediately decided they had to go into some of my homemade snacks (see recipe below).

Hemp Heart Salad

Hemp hearts here paired with hydroponic red leaf lettuce, pickled beets, young mung bean sprouts, buckwheat sprouts and sunflower sprouts.

So what are hemp hearts? They are shelled seeds of the hemp plant, a super food and yes, they are absolutely delicious. Nutty and creamy, without having anything to do with nuts (therefor safe for any of you who are dealing with nut allergies).
What is pretty amazing about hemp hearts, whether you are plant based like me or not, are that these little goodies are PACKED with greatness! In case you might wonder what kind of ‘greatness’ it is I’m talking about.. How about 10g of plant based protein, 10g of healthy omegas, high fiber, iron and magnesium content per 30g (3tbsp) of hemp hearts?!


I love the texture that the hemp hearts adds to my meals and the fact that they’re adding a bit of nutritional oumph! to my foods is definitely a huge plus!


I am the first one to admit that I am NO chef, but I have really enjoyed spending more time in the kitchen since I transitioned to the plant based lifestyle about 1 1/2 years ago. Here’s my favorite way of using the Manitoba Hemp Hearts, if I’m not just using them in oatmeal, or as a topping on a salad or a smoothie:
Hemp Heart Greatness with Manitoba Harvest

10 minutes

Hemp Heart Greatness with Manitoba Harvest


  • 4-5 Dried Dates (I use Medjool)
  • 1/2 Cup Dried Unsweetened Cherries
  • 1/2 Cup Walnuts
  • 1/3 Cup Oats
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil (
  • 3 tbsp Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts


  • Easy!
  • Measure up the ingredients and use a blender/food processor to chop and mix them all together. Keep the hemp hearts out, add those last before rolling the balls.
  • Refrigerate.
  • Optional finishing touch (and extra nutritional bonus): Roll your energy balls in hemp hearts!
  • ENJOY!


PS. If you, like I do, have a crappy blender - focus on getting the walnuts, dates, oats and cherries chopped and mixed in the blender. Pour over into a bowl and mix coconut oil, cocoa powder and hemp hearts in there.


Manitoba Harvest also has a website full of amazing products and there are a lot of recipe inspiration to be had both on their site and through their instagram and twitter – check them out!

As a thank you for stopping by and reading about the Hemp Heart Greatness with Manitoba Harvest, we are offering one of you visitors the chance to win a bag of Hemp Hearts to enjoy. Just enter the giveaway below – follow the instructions and cross your fingers!

 The giveaway is open from 3/8 12am HST to 3/16 12am. All legal US and Canada residents, 18 years old.