Disclosure: Through my affiliation with FitApproach and SweatPink, I received product to review and giveaway in this post. I was not compensated in any way and as always, all opinions are my own.
Good morning, friends! I hope you all had a great weekend and are adjusting nicely to the time change. It’s always rough when the days get so much shorter and we have less sunlight, am I right? Today, I’m sharing a nice and easy recipe for a healthy snack on-the-go…Power Fuel Bites with Manitoba HempHearts! Plus, read on to the end of the post and you can enter to win some Hemp Hearts of your own! So…what is hemp anyway? And can you eat it and still pass a drug-test at work? 😉
Well, hemp seeds (or hearts) are the non-drug plant from the Cannibis family. The seeds have a slightly nutty flavor and can be used in smoothies, sprinkled into yogurt and soups or mixed into smoothies to boost the nutritional profile and taste. Hemp hearts are a great way to increase intake of plant-based protein, with 10 grams of protein per 3 Tablespoons. They are also packed with fiber and omega-3 fatty acids to boot and all Manitoba Harvest brand products are non-GMO! My favorite way to use hemp seeds is mixed into my morning smoothie or sprinkled on top of yogurt, but this weekend I put them to use in a new way, in this recipe for Power Fuel Bites with Chocolate Nuttzo.
Power Fuel Bites
1 1/2 cup oats (divided)
1/2 cup hemp
1/2 cup Chocolate Power Fuel <—on sale now! (Plus use my code “hoban15” for 15% off!)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup chocolate chips
- In a food processor or blender, combine 1 cup oats (set remaining 1/2 cup aside) with hemp, chocolate power fuel, vanilla and coconut oil.
- Pulse several times, until dough is formed.
- Stir in remaining 1/2 cup of oats and chocolate chips until well combined.
- Form dough into 1-inch balls and refrigerate until firm.
- Enjoy as a snack or breakfast on the go!
Boyfriend and I took a bunch of these with us as we cheered for the NYC Marathon yesterday and they were the perfect on-the-go fuel. If you want to win some Manitoba Hemp Hearts to try for yourself, just leave a comment below telling me how you would use them to boost your plant-based protein intake! Additional entries for following @ManitobaHarvest on Twitter and Instagram, just leave a comment saying you follow! Winner will be selected at random on Thursday 11/5. Good luck!
*Giveaway open to US and Canada residents only. One prize per winner. If you win this giveaway, and have already won another prize from Manitoba Harvest through another blog, please disclose that you have already won so we can choose another winner.