As a mostly raw vegan, I look for protein sources away from all animal options. I cannot tell you how many times I’m asked about what I eat for protein. It’s hard for some people to grasp that plant foods are an awesome protein source. Did you know that fruits and veggies, especially dark leafy greens have more than adequate amino acids for a healthy diet?
I also use protein powders as another option. There are lots on the market to choose from but I prefer organic powders. One company that I really love is Manitoba Harvest. They are the hemp experts and the world’s largest hemp food manufacturer. They grow, make their products and sell them. They offer hemp hearts, hemp oil, hemp beverages, and hemp protein.
Hemp is one of those awesome superfoods. It’s a complete protein with its 10 essential amino acids. It has the perfect omega 6 – omega 3 fatty acids ratio and it’s so easy to digest. Hemp is kosher and gluten-free. So these are some really good reasons why I personally incorporate Manitoba Harvest hemp products in your diet.
I start my mornings off with a delicious smoothie and I always include a scoop of protein powder. Manitoba Harvest has some seriously delicious protein powders and there are several options to choose from. I got to try out their Dark Chocolate hemp protein powder. If you are a chocolate lover like I am then you are going to love this product. The taste is beyond divine!! You can enjoy this chocolate treat with any feelings of guilt. It has a very rich and appealing chocolatey and nutty flavor. It’s scrumptious! I put lots of dark greens in my smoothies which can make them quite bitter. Putting a scoop of the dark chocolate hemp protein powder makes my smoothies incredibly tasty and flavorful. Yummy!
This protein powder is sweetened with organic palm sugar which is low on the glycemic index. I have seen some protein powders with alarmingly high sugars. Kids will love this product as well. It’s so easy to include this product in so many different dishes and recipes. Aside from smoothies, my family has used it on cereal, both hot and cold, and on ice cream. One of my family’s favorite snacks is a scoop of the dark chocolate protein powder, a Tbsp of organic peanut butter and a cup of hemp milk. Oh my goodness, this taste sooo good and it’s emphatically healthy for them. I’ve also added a scoop or two of the protein powder, hemp oil and hemp hearts to my cookie and muffin recipes and they are a huge hit.
So if you are looking for a healthier protein option try some hemp products from Manitoba Harvest. Your family will love you for it!!
Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.