Why Hemp is the SUPERFood You Need
With the new year comes new resolutions which can leave us feeling overwhelmed with the big changes we’ve set out to make. Sometimes it’s the small changes that can make the biggest impact. Instead of feeling like you need to cut things out of your diet, trying thinking of all the delicious and nutrient-dense things you can add in! One of the easiest ways to add more nutrients to your favourite foods, is to sprinkle on some hemp hearts!
So, what makes Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts so super? Well, they are packed with 10 grams of plant-based protein and 10 grams of omegas 3 and 6 (in every three tablespoons), they have a delicious nutty taste, and they’re super easy to add to any food!
You can make your soup super by stirring them in, give your smoothie a super boost by blending in some, or even make a super salad by sprinkling some on top.
Manitoba Harvest has been in the hemp game for 20 years and they’re the largest manufacturer to grow, make, and sell their own line of delicious products. Manitoba Harvest is also a certified B-Corp and all their products are Non-GMO Project Verified.
Hemp Hearts are easy to add to any dish from breakfast to lunch to dinner. Here are a couple of our favourite warming winter recipes made with Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts.
Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats
Throw a few ingredients into your slow cooker at night, turn it on, head to bed, and in the morning, you’ll have a super delicious and protein-packed breakfast ready to go!
- 2 cups filtered water
- 2 cups milk of your preference (we used almond)
- 1 cup steel-cut oats
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- vanilla bean (seeds scraped) or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts
- Stir together all ingredients except Hemp Hearts in a 4-6 quart slow cooker.
- Cover with lid and cook on low for 6 hours or overnight.
- Stir in Hemp Hearts until well combined just before ready to eat.
- Serve topped with milk, fruit, nuts and more Hemp Hearts.
Purple Sweet Potato Soup
This gorgeous-coloured soup made with Hemp Heart Toppers is the perfect way to warm up this winter. Meal prep like a pro by making a big batch on the weekend!
- 2 purple sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1 head (purple) cauliflower, chopped
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- ¼ tsp. black pepper
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 (purple) carrots, peeled and chopped
- 1 purple/red onion, chopped
- cloves garlic, minced
- cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
- 4 leaves sage
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- ½ cup Manitoba Harvest Chipotle, Onion & Garlic Hemp Heart Toppers or Hemp Hearts
- 1 tbsp. Hemp Oil
- 4 tbsp. yogurt (we used cashew)
- Preheat oven to 400°F
- Chop sweet potatoes and cauliflower to roughly the same size and place on a baking sheet. Toss with olive oil, sea salt and pepper.
- Roast for 30-40 minutes, stirring only once, until lightly caramelized and fork tender.
- Meanwhile, in a large pot over medium-high heat, add olive oil, carrot, onion and garlic and sauté about 8 minutes, stirring regularly, until caramelized and fragrant.
- Add roasted vegetable, broth, thyme and sea salt then simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove all or half of sage and blend mixture (can be done in batches) until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and thin out with more broth if needed.
- Serve hot topped with 1 tablespoon Manitoba Harvest Chipotle, Onion & Garlic Hemp Heart Toppers, Hemp Oil and yogurt!
For more recipes and inspiration, visit manitobaharvest.com.
Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Manitoba Harvest strives to manufacture the highest quality hemp food products, to educate on the nutritional and environmental benefits of hemp, and to support sustainability in all that they do. When you choose Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods and Oils, you can be assured of quality and environmentally conscious business practices. They’re proud of what they do and want you to feel good about it, too!