Manitoba Harvest sent me some of their Hemp Hearts to review! What are Hemp Hearts?
They are raw, shelled hemp seeds! From their site…
- Great tasting – Hemp Hearts have a slightly nutty taste, similar to a sunflower seed or pine nut.
- Easy to use – Simply sprinkle Hemp Hearts on salad, cereal & yogurt, add to smoothies and recipes, or eat them straight from the package!
- Nutritious – per 30 gram serving, Hemp Hearts contain 10 grams of plant-based protein and 10 grams of Omegas.
- Hemp Hearts have more protein and omegas and less carbs than the same serving of chia or flax.
Here’s what they look like, up close & personal…
I have always loved hemp granola, so i jumped at the chance to try out these guys. I am not very creative when it comes to recipes, so I looked some up and found a delicious looking tofu recipe on the Manitoba Harvest site. Then I switched it up to fit into my 21 Day Fix plan. It was so good! I love the nutty taste of the hemp hearts. And they changed up the tofu texture a bit, which was cool. I can’t really describe it – they were chewy, but different. I was pleased!
I had enough left over from the recipe to use another orange of Hemp Hearts on my oatmeal.
Hello, this was amazing! So nutty and rich. I loved it. I definitely need more Hemp Hearts because this was delicious. I didn’t add any extra liquid, just took my Steel Cut oats (made in my rice cooker), and mixed in the Hemp Hearts and almond butter. This works out to a purple, a yellow, an orange and a teaspoon on the Fix.
So, how about that recipe?
Sesame Tofu with Hemp Hearts (adapted from here, use for measurements without the 21 Day Fix if you like!)
2 Red containers of lite firm tofu, with water pressed out
2 Orange containers of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts
3T Bragg’s Liquid Aminos (I’d use less next time)
1/3 cup green onions, sliced
2t sesame oil (increased for flavor without sesame seeds)
Mix all but tofu together in a small bowl. Heat saucepan, add tofu and pour mixture over. Mix and heat until warm.
Easy! It works out to 1Red, 1 Orange and 1 teaspoon on the Fix (I didn’t count the 1/6 green for the onion!)
I had both servings myself on different days…first with a side salad, second over quinoa (with some snap peas!)…here is how it turned out!
Want to try the Hemp Hearts yourself? Use code HHSweatPink14 for 20% off your order! Enjoy!