I sure hope you’re not sick of all things pumpkin yet, because I’m sure not! I’ve haven’t gone too crazy this year, I’ve made pumpkin french toast, smoothies, and pancakes. And have tried a few pumpkin flavored desserts as well. It just wouldn’t feel like fall without tall boots, the changing of the leaves, and pumpkin everything!
Being a part of the Sweat Pink team I was given the opportunity to taste and review a bag of hemp hearts from Manitoba Harvest. I love using hemp seeds to add some natural protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals to smoothie bowls, salads, cereal, or yogurt. I have heard a lot of hemp myths, one common one is that it can get you high like THC products. Believe me, it does not. Hemp cannot contain more than 3% THC by law, so it won’t elicit the slightest buzz. It is however, quite healthy. The hemp seeds are also packed with omegas which are healthy fats essential for good health. It’s a well-known fact that these hemp seeds and their oils are very nutritious food sources. However, it’s easy to get things like hemp seeds and oil confused with CBD oil, as they have a similar way in which they’re derived. CBD oil is apparently good for anxiety and depression, but it’s not legal everywhere so it’s understandable that some people have concerns about it. For any questions and confusion you may have that’s holding you back from sampling hemp seeds, such as where does hemp come from, does CBD oil contain THC, or do hemp seeds contain cbd you can visit the Sabaidee website for more info.
The hemp seeds I received from Manitoba Harvest did not disappoint. They come in an easy to use bag, which is one serving, but instead of using them all at once I sprinkled a few of the seeds here and there. And then decided to try them in a recipe. There’s a lot of other ways to get hemp into your diet though, why don’t you check out something like these Neoteric Nano Soft Gels to give you some idea of what else you can do. Hemp infused products could aid people with pain relief. Things like CBD oils and softgels can be purchased online from sites like this – https://www.frontrangerelief.com/product/cbd-oil-softgels-60mg/.
A few days ago I came across a granola recipe that had hemp seeds as one of the dry ingredients, and I thought that was a great way to add extra protein and nutritional value to an already healthy homemade granola recipe. Making homemade granola is ridiculously easy. You just need a combination of oats, nuts/seeds, spices, sweetener, flavor, and fat. And there are so many ways to make granola gluten free, vegan, and all natural. To make this granola I didn’t really follow any specific recipe, I just added some ingredients I had in my pantry and sort of followed this chart I found on Pinterest: Build Your Own Healthy Homemade Granola, making a few modifications. So don’t worry if you don’t like any of the ingredients I listed below there are many alternatives.
Additionally, you may be a keen gardener and wondering how to grow your own hemp seeds, which is amazing! The more food we can grow at home the better! Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as just planting edible hemp seeds as they have been treated and won’t grow, so if you’re wondering where to get hemp seeds for planting from, check out these ilgm seed store reviews to see which variety might work best for you and your garden.
This granola not only made my house smell amazing, it tasted great too. The pumpkin and hemp seeds combined with pumpkin spice and cinnamon give it a great fall flavor.
If you want to try to try any of the great hemp products from Manitoba Harvest visit their web site and use promo code:HHSP1015 to receive 20% off your entire web store at manitobaharvest until December 31, 2015. And or follow Manitoba Harvest on twitter or instagram.
Want to try a bag of the hemp hearts from Manitoba Harvest featured in the blog post for yourself? I’m also giving away one 2 oz bag of the hemp hearts to one lucky reader. See the bottom of the post for details.
- 2 1/4 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
- 3/4 cup slivered almonds unsalted
- 1/4 cup pepita seeds (shelled pumpkin seeds)
- 2 tbsp Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup raisons (optional)
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Toss the dry ingredients, oats, quinoa, almonds, hemp hearts, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the maple syrup and coconut oil until combined. Whisk in the vanilla. Pour over the oats and toss to coat. Make sure all of the oats are moistened.
- Spread onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 30-45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Once you take the granola out of the oven allow it to cool completely on the baking sheet before storing in an airtight container. The granola will keep up to about 3 weeks.
GIVEAWAY ALERT! Enter for a chance to win a FREE 2 ounce bag of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts. You must be a US resident and all you have to do is:
1.) Comment below, tell me about your favorite fall foods or what you would do with a FREE bag of Hemp Hearts.
2.) Follow Manitoba Harvest on Twitter.
3.) Tweet about this blog post and follow me on Twitter @Sweetandstrong1 to earn even more chances to win.
Follow the directions below. Giveaway ends at 12:00 a.m. on Saturday October 31st. Good Luck!
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