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Source Organic Whey Protein Review

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Source Organic Whey Protein

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Source Organic:

“Convenient, wholesome protein is one the most difficult things to incorporate into a busy and active lifestyle, but is also one the most important.

Where your food comes from is important, and what goes into making the purest whey protein available is just as important as what does not. Source Organic Whey Protein starts with the finest raw ingredients and does as little to them as possible.

We start by working with farmers who believe in the welfare and humane treatment of their animals. Our farmers’ cows are a heritage breed called Jersey cows. These cows graze year-round on fresh pasture of clover, rye, and other native grasses.

The milk they produce is naturally high in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA’s), lactoferrin and immunoglobulins. Our USDA Organic Certification is our guarantee to you that our cows have never been given hormones, antibiotics, steroids, or genetically modified feed (GMO).

For the process to convert liquid whey to a powdered form, we use industry leading techniques of cold-processed microfiltration and small batch drying to ensure the most nutrient dense protein.

Each bag is hand packed under the direction of a certified organic processor. Our packaging is done in an environmentally conscious facility. Once packed, our bags are shipped directly to you.

To meet the request of our customers who use our Source Organic Whey Instant protein, we add less than 1% organic sunflower lecithin (not soy lecithin) to allow for the protein to mix instantly in any liquid. Our Source Organic Whey Classic protein contains no lecithin and mixes best when blended in a blender.

Process

We start with organic milk from four family owned local dairies, all within 90 miles of our whey processing facility.

Climate
The temperate climate allows cows to graze year-round on fresh pasture of clover, rye, and other native grasses.

Sustainability
With 100% of our milk coming from local dairies within a 90-mile radius, we greatly reduce the energy costs of transporting milk. The whey plant itself employs energy recovery systems, saving 43% on the energy required to dry the protein. Millions gallons of water per year and electricity are saved through water recirculation and electrical updates at our facilities.

Jersey Cows
Our farmers raise a heritage breed of cow know as a Jersey cow. Jersey cows have a 20% lower carbon footprint than the Holstein cow, the mostly widely used breed by dairy cow.1

(1) (J. L. Capper and R. A. Cady. A comparison of the environmental impact of Jersey compared with Holstein milk for cheese production J. Dairy Sci.95:165–176. (2012))

A2 Milk
Jersey cows produce A2 milk, whereas Holstein cows produce A1 milk. Recent research suggests that the protein structure found in A1 milk may play a negative role in certain health issues.

Filtration and Processing
Liquid organic whey undergoes cold-processed, ultra-filtration and a short-duration, low temperature drying process, to produce a powdered organic whey protein.

Acid- and Bleach-free processing. Independent testing for impurities, including heavy metals.

Did you know?
For every 1000 lbs of whey, 10 lbs. of our organic whey protein are produced.

Packaging
Our resealable packaging is free of phthalates, heavy metals, and genetically modified (GM) components.”

My Thoughts:

This brand of whey protein is one of a few different whey protein powders that I’ve been trying out and implementing into my marathon training routine. This protein by Source Organic is delicious and tastes real (because it is) unlike many other protein brands that taste chalky and fake.

I love how thorough the information on the Source website is regarding the process of making whey protein. They really give you a full picture of how they approach packaging organic whey protein. Other that some slight taste nuances between the various organic whey proteins that I’ve tried, I essentially the same overarching thoughts about all of them. All of them appear to be driven by creating a pure, healthy, organic product.

It’s hard to find protein powder that you look forward to using because it tastes so good. I am loving that I can mix this protein with anything I want–the vanilla has gone very well with any concoction I’ve come up with thus far. I like it best blended with almond milk and a few strawberries.

This is not the only whey protein on the market, obviously, but it is absolutely one of the highest quality. There are a few other lines of organic whey protein out there–I am finding that amongst those brands, most of them are comparable. These top organic whey protein brands appear passionate about producing whey protein that you can trust, which is more than what your typical store-bought protein can say for itself. By trust, I mean know that the protein is free of pesticides, GMOs, hormones and artificial junk.

Though I do not include other dairy products, I digest whey protein fine (in high-quality whey proteins, 100% of the lactose has been eliminated, thus it’s resemblance to milk is gone). Performance wise, I am on the top of the game in regards to running, lifting and requiring little recovery time. I believe that including organic whey protein in my diet has been a large part of that.

I also feel good about a brand that voices a concern for how the cows are taken care of and is against artificial hormone injection. The cows and us individuals ingesting the protein both benefit from that.

This protein is best put into a blender or a bpa-free plastic blender bottle. Stirring it with a spoon will not sufficiently break up the clumps. The higher quality whey proteins seem to be that way. The whey flavor goes well with merely any combination you can dream up. Anything that you would typically pair with milk would be a good choice.

I’d recommend this Source Organic whey protein to anyone looking for an organic, high quality whey protein powder to aid in muscle growth, maintaining lean body mass and improved recovery.

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Clif Bar Mojo Bars Review: 70% Organic & Gluten Free

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Mojo Bars by Clif Bar

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

About Mojo Bars:

2002 – CLIF MOJO Makes its Debut as Pioneering New Sweet and Salty Snack Bar

Like many of Clif Bar & Company’s innovative products, the inspiration for CLIF MOJO came straight from our athletes and fans. They wanted a savory source of nutritious energy while in the backcountry. We also heard that people wanted new and interesting flavors. Never one to shy away from a fun challenge, Gary worked with our kitchen team and athletes to create the CLIF MOJO bar – a sweet and salty line of trail mix bars.

The new snack bars featured a variety of nuts plus raisins, chocolate chips, pretzels and other ingredients for a crispy, crunchy texture, and sweet and salty flavor. Inspired by global adventure, the bar also blazed new trails with fun original flavors including Honey Roasted Peanut, Mixed Nuts, Honey BBQ Almond, Spicy Salsa Peanut and Curry Cashew.

2006 – MOJO STARTS USING ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

True to our 5 Aspirations business model, CLIF MOJO’s started using organic ingredients with the goal of sustaining people, planet and our community. Today, CLIF MOJO bars are made with 70 percent organic ingredients.

2007 – MOJO Takes a Dip into Cocoa

Following the successful debut of the original CLIF MOJO flavors, we wanted to continue providing people with fun and innovative new flavors. So we had a contest. Ten teams dreaming out loud, mixing things in bowls, buzzing all about what product they’d create if they could. The result: CLIF MOJO® Dipped. The new bar offered all the crunchy, salty, organic, nutty goodness of CLIF MOJO — the original sweet & salty trail mix bar— but with a creamy layer of chocolate. A sweet twist on a hometown favorite. The original flavors included classic combinations of Peanut Butter Jelly, Chocolate Peanut and Fruit & Nut. Today, CLIF MOJO Dipped Chocolate Peanut remains a fan favorite and an absolute classic.

January 2011 – New Recipe Adds More Nuts

Never one to stop improving, in 2011 we tweaked our CLIF MOJO bar recipe ever so slightly, increasing the amount of nuts to create an even nuttier, more delicious flavor.

2014 – Introduces CLIF MOJO Fruit & Nut and Dark Chocolate

The CLIF MOJO innovation continues to this day. We’re so excited to welcome our new line of flavors to the family. This year we introduced our CLIF MOJO® Fruit & Nut and CLIF MOJO® Dark Chocolate flavors. The new great-tasting snack bars are crafted with wholesome, nutritious ingredients like whole wild blueberries, whole nuts and chunks of organic dark chocolate.”

Mojo Bar Specs:

-70% Organic

-8-9g Protein

-Low Glycemic

-Gluten Free

Ingredient list from the Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut:

“Ingredients:

Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Almonds, Soy Rice Crisps (Soy Protein Isolate, Organic Rice Flour, Calcium Carbonate), Organic Chocolate Chunks (Organic Dried Cane Syrup, Organic Unsweetened Chocolate, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Soy Lecithin, Organic Vanilla), Organic Coconut, Almond Butter, Organic Roasted Soybeans, Organic Oat Syrup Solids, Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Coconut Oil, Sea Salt, Organic Gum Arabic, Natural Flavor, Natural Vitamin E (antioxidant).”

My Thoughts:

These bars are delicious! My favorites were the two bars containing the dark chocolate. With a bunch of organic ingredients, they are also a bar you can feel good about.

I typically steer clear of gluten, extra sugar and grains–and these bars satisfy the first two of those three. If I had to re-design these bars, I would do without the brown rice syrup, soy rice crisps, rice flour, soybeans and oat syrup because they fall into the grain category that I typically try to dodge. Without those ingredients, I would love to recommend these bars to friends of mine that follow a “paleo” diet, as paleo eating eliminates all grains.

I love how the bar is so robust with nuts. It provides you with good fats, which are energy that can sustain you throughout the day. This Mojo bar is  convenient to keep in your purse, your car, or in the pantry for a quick, healthy snack–a satisfying one at that.

I’d recommend these bars to any current clif bar fan or nut lover that it looking for a lower-sugar option that is gluten free.

Rawxies Organic Snacks Review (Kansas City Based!)

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Rawxies

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Rawxies:

“Founder + CEO: Callalily England

In pursuit of changing the way the world views raw, vegan and gluten-free food, Callie England packed her bags and drove a U-Haul halfway across the country.

“It’s quite simple; my goal is to show the world that you can eat a diet high in raw foods, regain optimal health and still rock hot pink lipstick while doing so.”

Three years ago Callie created her blog, Rawxy.com, after realizing people had preconceived notions in regards to a lifestyle including living foods. She was passionate about a way of living that had changed her life, but frustrated her friends and family seemed to believe a plant-based diet meant trading in their makeup for a tree house in the woods. Rawxy, the merge of raw and foxy, became Callie’s outlet to persuade even the most superficial skeptics. Fusing her educational background from the Kansas City Art Institute with her love for cooking, Callie used food in it’s most natural state and tailored it with complimentary colors, flavors and styles to create dishes that were straight up foxy. The response Callie received from her friends, family and readers was incredible.

People who would never give raw food the time of day were now requesting food to purchase. Callie was so inspired it motivated her to make her passion her only focus. Callie created Rawxies to further her interpretation of foxy raw, vegan and gluten-free living to the masses. When Callie first created Rawxies, she was living in Kansas City, Missouri and working full-time as a creative director. Callie began selling her cookies through her online blog and after a few months of increased sales, decided to put it all on the line and began working day and night to make her dreams a reality. Ultimately, Callie decided to move to California after finding a gluten-free commercial kitchen in Sebastopol. She packed her bags, said goodbye to her family and friends and drove 2,000 miles west to grow the Rawxies brand.

“I honestly thought I’d never look back. I loved Kansas City, but at the time I saw California as an ideal location with many opportunities to expand the Rawxies brand.”

Callie spent 16 months in the Bay Area and in that time she landed over 60 accounts from New York to California. However, after a few months of sales, Callie quickly realized that the demand for Rawxies was far surpassing what she was actually able to produce. In order to increase production and distribution to meet this higher demand, Callie would need to invest in a dedicated manufacturing facility for Rawxies.

“The easiest decision I ever made was choosing to relocate Rawxies back to Kansas City. The coast is great for vacationing, but I was making a decision that required thinking long term and nothing trumped the idea of planting roots back in the Midwest. Everyone leaves the Midwest to pursue their passion on the coast (guilty as charged), but I was lucky enough to realize where the real opportunity is… and for me and my company, that opportunity lies right here in Kansas City.” Callie now resides in Kansas City, Missouri with her miniature poodle, Polo.”

Rawxies Specs:

WHAT ARE RAWXIES!? The number one question we get. Rawxies are a hybrid of a nutritional food bar and an indulgent dessert: Not quite a cookie, not quite a bar. Rawxies can be enjoyed anytime of the day; breakfast, mid-morning snack, or dessert. While Rawxies are not calorically dense enough to be considered a true meal replacement, they could easily accompany a piece of fruit, a small salad or a cup of (coconut) yogurt to make a deliciously healthy and quick meal. With 175 Calories or less, Rawxies were created for healthy snacking on-the-go.

WHY OATS? Don’t get us wrong, we love nut and date bars, but personally felt like they weren’t maintaining satiation for an extended period of time. Creator, Callie England, wanted to bring in a grain that would slow down the digestion process and create a longer feeling of fullness. High in fiber, oats balance the nuts, dates and coconut to create a snack that won’t leave you reaching for the kitchen cabinet shortly after enjoying. Moreover, Callie created Rawxies with the masses in mind. She understood that oats represented a flavor profile that most people are not only familiar with, but as well, enjoy! So, she utilized such a product as her primary ingredient… After all, who says healthy food can’t taste great!? Not us.

WHAT SETS RAWXIES APART FROM TRADITIONAL LOW/NO SUGAR PRODUCTS? Rawxies are different from most traditional low carb/low sugar products, because Rawxies do not contain artificial sweeteners. Traditional low sugar products are often overflowing with what is labeled as ‘sugar alcohols’ – which, are known to produce many unpleasant side effects such as severe bloating and stomach cramping. Moreover, artificial sweeteners in general have been linked to anxiety, headaches, skin irritations, chest pains, mood swings, and itchy eyes (just to name a few). Even the newest sweetener on the market, sucrolose, contains chlorine, a well-known carcigen. Chlorine has been used in poisons gas, disinfectants, pesticides and plastics. Rawxies is committed to providing low sugar snacks that do not poison the human body.

WHAT IS PALM SUGAR AND WHY IS IT DIFFERENT THAN MOST TRADITIONAL SUGARS? Sugar gets a bad rep – rightfully so. However, not all sugars are created equal. Coconut Palm Sugar is derived from the sweet nectar of the sugar blossoms that grow at the top of the tropical coconut palm tree. Coconut Palm Sugar is naturally low on the Glycemic Index (GI) and is rated as a GI 35. In comparison, honey is GI 55 and Cane Sugar GI 68. Coconut Palm Sugar has been known to deliver a slow release of energy, as opposed to cane sugar which produces drastic ‘highs’ and ‘lows’. It should be noted that while Coconut Palm Sugar is high in Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc and Iron, that it is not ‘raw’ and has been heated about 105 degrees.

WHAT IS WILDCRAFTED VANILLA? There’s a reason very few companies use such a product, because it’s extremely expensive! Callie always jokes that if there is a fire, she’s grabbing the vanilla and running! Wildcrafted vanilla is the most wonderful and authentic vanilla available. The vanilla orchid is grown on the islands of the South Pacific, where the vanilla “bean” is harvested from the flower by hand. After curing in the sun for days, the vanilla is ground into a find powder and packaged in a certified organic facility. Ground vanilla is a potent antioxidant!

WHY ARE RAWXIES CONSIDERED A ‘PRE-DIGESTED’ FOOD? Rawxies are considered a pre-digested food, because they are not heated above 105 degrees. Heating food above this point kills it’s natural enzymes. Enzymes are what our body produces to break down certain foods. However, if the food is ‘living’, the body does not need to produce enzymes and therefore the food can digest itself. Predigested foods (those that are not heated above 105 degrees) are easily digested by the body and are a great option for anyone suffering from digestive disorders.

ARE RAWXIES CERTIFIED GLUTEN FREE? Rawxies are not Certified Gluten Free due to cost restrictions. However, Rawxies kitchen is gluten-free and sources Certified Gluten-Free ingredients (including oats). Rawxies is committed to Gluten Free products and hopes to eventually become a Certified Gluten Free food.”

ROO & Rawxies:

I’m excited to share this local brand with all of you! Rawxies is a healthy snack company based in Kansas City that puts a colorful, fun and delicious twist on snacking well. Founded by an ambitious, beautiful, healthy eater–Rawxies is headed by Callie England, who has truly created unique, appealing products. Both the original Rawxies and the Omega Crunch are chock full of organic ingredients. I love a great slogan, & Rawxies nails it:

Stop Eating Crap! Boom!

I have known about the Rawxies brand for a while now, as my stepdaughter’s mother has an affiliation with the brand. You can check out her healthy living page here: Living Clean With Christine.

I suppose it was just a matter of time until Run On Organic & Rawxies connected. My interest in Rawxies peaked as I learned about the release of the Omega Crunch products, which are paleo-friendly and grain free. I was eager to scour my local health food stores to find them. To my surprise, Callie England (founder of Rawxies) generously offered to provide me with the range of Rawxies products to try and share here on ROO. She also included a vibrant tote and “Stop Eating Crap” Rawxies motto shirt to rock–major rad!

Here’s the Rawxies LineUp:

Rawxies Heart-Shaped Healthy Cookies

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Mocha Almond Fusion

About: “Inspired by top fitness expert, Darby Brender, this cookie is reminiscent of an indulgent almond brownie, but with a kick of coffee.”

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Lemon Poppyseed

About: “A true crowd pleaser, this delicately sweet and soft cookie is infused with fresh lemon juice and finished with vibrant poppy seeds.”

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Mint Chocolate Chip

About: “A match made in heaven, this irresistible cookie balances the sinful flavor of fresh cacao and crunchy cacao nibs, with the cooling and refreshing properties of pure mint.”

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Banana Nut Bread

About: “Inspired by Grandma, this cookie is the epitome of banana nut bread with fresh bananas, crunchy pecans and walnuts, and delicately warming spices.”

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My Thoughts on Rawxies Heart-Shaped Healthy Cookies:

Without a doubt, these healthy snacks are heads and shoulders above the traditional cookie or cracker. They are on their own planet, really. Jam packed with organic ingredients, these heart shaped cookies are delicious, fun and satisfying. I LOVE the use of wildcrafted vanilla. I find myself really gravitating towards all things vanilla–Rawxies being no exception.

Though these bars are not typically in line with my diet that is similar to a paleo-style of eating, they are invaluable in that:

-They are a great snack to have on hand for kids

-They are a gluten-free cookie (good tasting gluten-free cookies are hard to come by)

-They’re incredibly portable and convenient for on-the-go

-They’re in line with an organic way of eating (they are almost entirely organic!)

I found the Mocha Almond Fusion to be my kryptonite. I am a frequent coffee drinker, so the mocha flavor quickly grabbed ahold of me. The Mint Chocolate Chip flavor was another delicious cookie I enjoyed with coffee. I also see it being great with some coconut or almond ice cream! Lemon Poppyseed is a flavor I love for summer–so zesty and refreshing. The Banana Nut Bread cookie is the ultimate comfort flavor of the bunch–lets you enjoy the scrumptious taste of a classic with much better ingredients. If you are unsure of which one to try, buy them all! You won’t be disappointed and neither will your health/waistline 🙂

Rawxies Omega Crunch

 

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Cheezy Chili Lime

About: “AN OUTRAGEOUSLY SAVORY CRUNCH MADE WITH SWEET AND SMOKEY ANCHO CHILES AND VIBRANT LIME JUICE! SPICE UP FRESH GUACAMOLE, CHOPPED SALADS OR ENJOY WITH A GLASS OF FULL-BODIED SHIRAZ. ” Screen shot 2013-12-22 at 9.01.02 AM

 

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Cheezy Curry Chipotle

About: “AN OUTRAGEOUSLY SAVORY CRUNCH MADE WITH A SPECIAL CURRY SPICE BLEND AND SPICY CHIPOTLE PEPPERS! SPICE UP FRESH CHUTNEY, QUINOA SALADS OR ENJOY WITH A GLASS OF SWEET RIESLING. ” Screen shot 2013-12-22 at 9.01.23 AM

 

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Cheezy Smoked Paprika

About: “AN OUTRAGEOUSLY SAVORY CRUNCH MADE WITH SMOKED PAPRIKA AND ZESTY LEMON JUICE! SPICE UP FRESH SALSA, KALE SALADS OR ENJOY WITH A GLASS OF SOFT MERLOT. ” Screen shot 2013-12-22 at 9.46.34 AM

My Thoughts on the Rawxies Omega Crunch:

These savory snacks are an absolute DREAM to have around. They’re everything I want to be eating: mostly organic, grain free, raw and delicious. I found myself walking around with the bag of Cheezy Smoked Paprika, eating them one after the next like a bag of potato chips. They’re dangerously tasty–but the best kind of dangerous. You can feel good about what you’re eating with Rawxies products.

I love how Rawxies includes wine pairing suggestions for each flavor. I have yet to try that! I like these Omega Crunch pieces as a post-run snack when I need a ready-to-eat snack. I’ve made it a habit to nosh on them alongside the stove as I’m waiting for my dinner to cook up.

All of the flavors are uniquely delicious, but the Cheezy Smoked Paprika is my favorite–it must be the kick of heat that makes this flavor stand out. That said, I loved having all three flavors on hand to have a variety. They have successfully tackled my salty tooth every time. Not only are these great to keep in the pantry at home, but I can see myself packing these in my Camelbak as a snack break during a long run or hike, as the seeds they contain would provide me with significant energy and “go” power.

I’d recommend these to any healthy minded individual. Actually, I’d recommend them to anyone, because they are phenomenal for just the taste alone! The fact that they are a high-quality, nutritious snack is icing on the cake. I will definitely restock my supply of these soon!

 

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Review

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Manitoba Harvest Hemp Products

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Manitoba Harvest:

“We heart hemp foods SO much we see no reason to love any other, and that’s why we ONLY manufacture and sell hemp foods.

When it comes to hemp foods, we want to know as much as possible and be involved at every level – from seed to shelf. Luckily we are! We are tremendously proud to be the world’s largest hemp food manufacturer to grow, make and sell our own line of hemp foods.

We are in the fields educating farmers and encouraging more hemp acres.

We are making everything on-site at our world class manufacturing facility. Our manufacturing plant has achieved the highest level of global certification in food safety and quality.

We are proactively spreading the word about hemp foods to all those that will listen. We share over a million sample packages per year to hemp fans young and old all across North America.

Sharing the hemp love is just what we do best.

Our Mission

To manufacture and market the highest quality hemp food products, to educate on the health and environmental benefits of hemp, and to strive for sustainability in all that we do.

Vision Statement 
To be the global leader in hemp food products, promoting health and wellness, and fostering positive change for community and the environment.

Core Values

  • Passion
  • Health
  • Quality
  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Fun.”

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Hemp Hearts

Manitoba Harvest’s Description:

“There’s no need to grind the seed as they are ready to eat straight from the bag. Hemp Hearts™ make it easy to add omegas, protein & fiber straight into your diet.

Hemp Hearts, the very best and most nutritious part of the hemp seed, the heart. By shelling the hemp seed, you get only the center, with its raw nutrition, rich nutty flavor and tender crunch. So easy to use, eat them straight out of the package or sprinkle on anything – salad, cereal or yogurt. The only limit is your imagination!

Unlike some other seeds, there is no need to grind Hemp Hearts to get at the incredible nutrition. They are full of protein with 10 grams of complete plant-based protein per 30 gram (3 tablespoons) serving size. Hemp Hearts are also a great way to add omegas or EFAs (essential fatty acids) to your diet. According to the World Health Organization, the ideal ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 EFAs is 4:1 and the naturally occurring ratio in Hemp Hearts is 3.75:1. Hemp Hearts contain more protein and Omega-6 & 3 and less carbs than a similar serving of Chia or Flax.

Our farmer partners deliver whole seed directly to our state-of-the-art, globally certified facility. Here we remove the hard outer shell of the hemp seed, leaving just the soft, tasty Hemp Heart, which are tested for quality then sealed in a modified atmosphere, light impermeable package to lock in the freshness.”

My Description & Thoughts:

I have been a fan of the hemp plant for several years now. It’s a nutritionally dense plant and the seeds, or hearts, are incredibly delicious. These hemp hearts by Manitoba Harvest are of the utmost quality, and you can taste it. These are a staple in my pantry–as I use them in baking grain free baked items, sprinkled over bowls of fruit, in salads and ground up in a smoothie. They are so versatile and  they add a yummy, nutty flavor to any dish you put them in.

I’d highly recommend these hemp hearts to anyone! In my opinion, more individuals should be incorporating hemp seeds into their diet. They are an absolute superfood and a delicious addition to your diet.

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Hemp Protein

Manitoba Harvest’s Description:

Hemp Pro 50: 

“The ‘essential’ hemp protein powder.

  • Raw, whole food made with a single ingredient – hemp!
  • Tastes great! Blends well with your favorite smoothie ingredients!
  • A complete plant based protein great for vegan/vegetarian diets.
  • Incredibly nutritious – per 30 gram serving, HempPro 50 contains 15 grams of easy to digest, plant based protein, 7 grams of fibre and 2.6 grams of Omegas.”

Hemp Pro 70:

“The world’s first easy-to-mix hemp protein powder.

  • Water soluble – mixes easily into any delicious drink! Just add to shaker cup and go.
  • Smooth, creamy texture that tastes great!
  • Can also be stirred into yogurt, or hot cereal and is great for baking.
  • Easily digestible, complete, plant-based protein.
  • Incredibly nutritious – per 30 gram serving, HempPro70 contains 20 grams of protein and 3.4 grams of Omegas.”

Hemp Pro Fiber:

“Restore your digestive health with HempPro Fiber.

  • 13g fiber (52% RDI) per 30g serving.
  • 11g protein and 2.7g omegas per 30g serving.
  • Organic, raw whole food.
  • Easy to digest plant-based complete protein.
  • Blend into smoothies or add to baking.”

My Description & Thoughts on the Proteins:

The quality of the ingredients is of the utmost quality to me when I try new products. When I see that a product boasts great ingredients, I am merely sold right there. This is the case for these proteins. They are nutrient powerhouses and deliver a whole lot of plant based protein to your body.

The different in between Manitoba’s three proteins is mainly protein density. The Hemp Pro 50 is 50% protein by weight, Hemp Pro 70 is 70% protein by weight and the Hemp Pro Fiber is hemp protein combined with hemp fiber powder.

Hemp protein tastes a bit earthy, green and a tad nutty. I have yet to find a combination that doesn’t work in using this protein in smoothies. It goes well with any fruit–the flavor of the fruit often times masks the hemp flavor altogether.

You can’t go wrong incorporating these proteins into your diet. I am not vegan nor vegetarian, but these proteins are suitable for individuals who are, as they are 100% plant derived. Go hemp! These are fantastic products and absolutely have my stamp of approval.

*These complimentary products have been generously provided to me for the purpose of trying them in order to write a review on my experience.