Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts Review

You guys all know that I love snacks and toppings. I’m forever putting fun things on top of my yogurt and smoothies which is why I was so excited to participate in the Fit Approach campaign with Manitoba Harvest. I received a package of their delicious hemp hearts to try and I’m so glad I got these babies in my kitchen. They’re delicious! Because I’m a vegetarian, I look for ways to get my omegas and good proteins. I LOVE LOVE LOVE plant protein, so trying something new was exciting. 

Love this colorful packaging.
Love this colorful packaging.

 The first thing I notice about a product is the packaging. I’m a packaging nut. I love bright colors and I like seeing what the actual product looks like. This package looks fun and happy, no? I love the name of the product (I’m all about love and food), and I liked reading about the product on the packaging. I automatically knew the facts. Here’s what you can read on their website and on their packaging: 


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.

All of that makes me a happy girl! I tried some of them “straight-up” and they tasted like a milder sunflower seed. Keith even gave them a go! Then I decided how I’d prepare them. 


I did a lot of the “run of the mill” dishes with my hemp hearts. I sprinkled them on my cereal. I added them to oatmeal. I mixed them up with Coconut Yogurt and fruit and granola. All were delicious and satisfying! However, my personal piece de resistance was the avo-toast. 


Avo-toast makes me happy. It’s simple, it’s darn good, and it keeps me satisfied until 4th period when my kids leave me alone to eat lunch. 

With the Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts, I kicked my avo-toast up a few notches and boy am I glad I did. I took sprouted grain bread (if you’re not eating this…wait until you finish reading and then run to your nearest grocery store and buy in bulk), and toasted it. I mashed my avo and topped with nutritional yeast AND hemp hearts. 

Let your tastebuds rejoice in the magic! The flavor of the hemp hearts and the nooch compliment one another. It’s a creamy, cheesy, nutty blast of flavor. I was full and felt amazing. I loved using the hemp hearts to add a bit of crunch to the toast and avo-mix. So delicious!

The best part of all of this is you guys get a deal, too! Manitoba Harvest is offering 20% off of your purchase when you use the code HHSweatPink14. Happy shopping! What hemp hearts recipes might you try? 

Editor’s Note: The product(s) featured in this post were provided by a representative of the company named in this post for editorial consideration. I was not in any other way compensated for this post. All reviews are 100% honest and of my own opinion.

3 thoughts on “Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts Review

  1. I want to try these, but the salt and pepper hemp seeds I received in my latest Love With Food box (the one I blogged about) was the first-ever package of hemp seeds I’ve ever tasted. D;

    However, since you’ve stated that they’ve a nutty taste similar to sunflower seeds, I’m thinking perhaps I should give these guys a try. I’ve seen their package around. :p

    It could be the seasoning that was the problem, or maybe even the brand I tried. Manitoba seems to be a reputable brand. :p

    I didn’t know you were vegan! I always thought you just ate vegan a lot. :p I want to try a vegan diet for a month, just to see how well my body clears up allergies-wise. Organic/non-processed meats are expensive — what’s more, I can’t buy them in “bulk” and put it in the fridge, because I can’t have meaty leftovers (of a day old, even). (I couldn’t survive on a vegan diet forever, however, as I need nutrients from things that I can’t have that is available in chicken.)
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