Thursday, November 7, 2013

Chocolate Pumpkin Hemp Heart Oatmeal RECIPE + GIVEAWAY!

Hey there Clean Eaters!!

Remember the NO EXCUSE November Challenge? Well... what better way to jump start your motivation than with a GIVEAWAY!?

Today I am here with a treat. If you have not already heard of Manitoba Harvest, they are THE hemp experts! They sell tons of heart healthy hemp products: things like hemp hearts, hemp protein, and hemp oil.

Anyways, I recently was sent some Hemp Hearts from Manitoba Harvest. 

Hemp Hearts are basically raw, shelled hemp seeds put into a pretty bag! ;)

These are perfect to sprinkle on top of salad, cereal, yogurt, oatmeal, and more. To me they have a nutty consistency, and add a subtle (if any) flavor to whatever added. For the nutritional quality, these guys give you a HUGE nutritional boost for relatively low calorie (if you are watching that sort of thing).

 I swirled some Hemp Hearts into my So Delicious Coconut Milk yogurt. So good with a touch of cinnamon. 

Also, it doesn't take a lot to do the trick! Just 3 TBSP per serving. 

Take a peek at the nutritional info: 

Dang! 10 grams of protein, plus 10 grams of heart healthy Omegas 3 and 6.

"Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts are made in a hemp-dedicated facility by dehulling non-GMO seeds. Once shelled, Hemp Hearts are immediately packaged to seal in the freshness.
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts are all-natural and contain NO additives, fillers or preservatives.

Heck yes!! Look at that patch from the Non GMO Project. I try to buy products with their label on them as frequently as possible. Fore more reference on GMO produce, check out a post by Claudia on it!
What I love about these Hemp Hearts is how easy I can use them. They won't effect the taste of my meal too much, and I know I am getting tons of heart healthy benefits from eating them. 
I actually have had experience with Manitoba's products before Hemp Hearts. Their Hemp Protein Powder was a staple in my diet (I made smoothies with them in the mornings) on a daily bases for about a year. 

Chocolate Pumpkin Hemp Heart Oatmeal
Serves 1
1/3 to 1/2 cup rolled oats
2 TBSP Hemp Hearts 
3/4 to 1 cup water (or milk/non dairy milk of choice)
1/2 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 TBSP cinnamon 
2 TBSP unsweetened pureed pumpkin
1 TBSP raw local honey 
1) Combine oats, water/milk, cocoa powder, cinnamon in a small pot. Bring to a low boil for about a minute, or until done. 
2) Transfer the oatmeal to a small serving bowl. Swirl in the honey and the pumpkin.
3) Sprinkle with the hemp hearts and a pinch of extra cinnamon! 

This was a recipe I made the other day for breakfast. It is so sweet, and the pumpkin adds a wonderful creamy texture. It is PERFECT for Fall! You could further experiment by adding chia seeds, walnuts, or raisins. 

So guess what? Manitoba Harvest is SO awesome, they want to give one of you lucky Clean Eating Teen readers a package of Hemp Hearts!! 

Enter the giveaway below, and leave a comment on how you plan to use your Hemp Hearts if you win. Don't forget to SHARE this giveaway! 

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