Friday, March 18, 2016

Plant Protein To Fuel Your Day

Happy Friday! I hope that your week has been fabulous! If not, well the weekend is here and it is going to be awesome!

I was excited a few weeks back to open my mailbox and find that I was given the chance to try Manitoba Harvest Hemp Bars. I had my eye on these bars and since my diet likes a lot of protein, I just knew that I had to try these. Not only are they loaded with 10 grams of plant based protein, they also have a serving of 10 grams of Omega's. So much goodness in one bar!

I like to know where my food comes from. I like to know how it is made and the health benefits it can deliver. With that being said here's a few thing first about the company itself : Manitoba Harvest.

* It was founded in 1993

* The company makes everything right there on their site

* Their plant has the highest quality level of global certification in safety and quality

Manitoba Harvest 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."

So why hemp?

Hemp seeds have been found to contain healthy fats, protein, and various minerals. They also contain both Omega 3's and Omega 6's. Those Omega's can aid in healthier skin as well as have anti-inflammatory properties which may help with joint healing.  Hemp seeds also contain high amount of amino acid arginine which is known for being linked to lowering heart disease.

My 2 year old was trying to steal one when I was taking this picture

How do they taste? 

I really liked the flavor of both. To my surprise I actually liked the Apple Cinnamon one better than the chocolate! Believe me, this girl loves chocolate! I am interested in trying the vanilla and will be sure to do so. I enjoyed the two I was sent and have purchased more since. I recommend these bars if you are looking for healthy and high protein bar.

Manitoba Harvest has a few more wonderful products that you should check out. It's not just the bars, they even have protein powder and smoothie mix! I  have the Vanilla Chai smoothie mix which has a yummy recipe on the back which calls for maple syrup and banana's! It was a delicious recovery smoothie after my run.

If you are interested in trying Manitoba Harvest Hemp Bars head over to their website and use code hhbarlaunch1015 for 15% off until March 31st, 2016. If you are local here in Vermont you can find them at Healthy Living.

Enjoy your weekend friends! Cheers!

Disclaimer: I was provided with Manitoba Harvest Hemp Bars for my review. All opinions, as always, are proudly my own. 

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  1. I love these bars - especially the vanilla! And the Vanilla Chai protein is soooo good!

    1. I have not tried the Vanilla. I will grab a couple of those next time. Yes! Vanilla Chai is good, sadly I finished my bag today. Looks like I need more of that too!

  2. ooooh. I'm always looking for a new healthy snack! I will check them out for sure!!!

    1. Try them! They are so good! I love the healthy goodness in them too.