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Free Breakfast and Manitoba Harvest Review #2!

Posted Aug 07 2009 12:19pm

I received an e-mail from Energy Kitchen a few days ago about an amazing offer at their Chelsea location. It said: Purchase our new illy coffee and receive a FREE breakfast sandwich with 5 egg whites, low-fat mozzarella cheese, turkey bacon, on a whole wheat English muffin!

I am in love with breakfast at Energy Kitchen but rarely buy it because oatmeal is much cheaper! I was very excited about this offer being that the breakfast sandwich is usually $5.99!

Yes, best breakfast ever! The coffee plus the sandwich came to $2.17 with tax! Amazing deal!

I don't really drink coffee anymore unless I am out to brunch but the illy coffee was very good! If anyone is interested, let me know and I will send you the e-mail. The offer is good till August 14th so I'm pretty sure I might get it every day! I am eating it again now as we speak :)

This breakfast kept me full for 5 1/2 hours! Lunch time came around at 1:00 and I still wasn't hungry. I finally ate lunch at my desk at 2:30.

As I was walking around outside during my lunch break, my shoe got caught on the pavement and I fell!!!! Omg it was so embarrassing. I was wearing a skirt so I'm pretty sure everyone saw my butt. People just kind of looked at me and did not ask if I was okay. So nice. I was holding my iPod touch and my phone and dropped them both on the cement. I am sooo happy they did not crack! I would have cried.

I did some nice damage to my knee!

Ouch! I landed on my left hand and my left knee so they both got all scraped up. I quickly got up and walked away since I was so embarrassed! Blah!

Lunch was the other 2 turkey roll-ups from the day before.

I had chip and carrots again too. I also had dark chocolate but forgot a picture!

Manitoba Harvest Review #2!

Last week, I did a review on Manitoba HarvestShelled Hemp Seeds and Hemp Pro 70. I was very impressed at the nutritional stats of both products. A few days ago, they were kind enough to send me a few more products to try!

The first product I tried was the Hemp Seed Butter.

About (from the website):

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Seed Butter is one of nature's richest sources of protein (35%), Omega 6 & Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids (40%) and is a source of GLA (1%).

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Seed Butter is a wonderful spread for breads, bagels, crackers and croissants. Hemp Seed Butter can be combined with herbs and spices to create delicious pates and dips. It is a delicious addition to smoothies, sauces and baking. You can substitute Hemp Seed Butter for other nut butters in any recipe. Hemp Seed Butter is the ideal way to get Essential Fatty Acids into children. Kids love the nutty flavor!

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Seed Butter is made from shelled hemp seed that is grown sustainably without herbicides or pesticides. Contains no Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

I opened up the butter and it was green!

I was a little nervous to try it but am willing to try anything that is that good for you! I spread some on my steamed broccoli.

I was pleasantly surprised. It obviously did not taste as great as regular butter but was still okay! It was creamy and added a nice flavor to my broccoli. I will definitely try adding some to my green monsters and on toast in the near future!

Last night I tried the Organic Shelled Hemp Seeds with dinner.


Manitoba Harvest Certified Organic Shelled Hemp Seed (also known as Hemp Hearts) has a pleasant nutty flavor, similar to sunflower seeds. This tasty nutritional powerhouse is the choice topping for salads, cereal and yogurt. It is also used as an ingredient for nutrition bars and baking. Shelled Hemp Seed is a delicious healthy snack right from the bag.

Shelled Hemp Seed is an excellent source of the Omega 6 & 3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) and delivers these EFAs in a balanced 3.75:1 ratio. As well, Shelled Hemp Seed contains the rare fatty acid Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA). Beyond this, Shelled Hemp Seed is a super source of protein, containing all the Essential Amino Acids.

Manitoba Harvest Certified Organic Shelled Hemp Seed is produced from organic hemp seed that is grown sustainably without herbicides or pesticides. Contains no Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

Suggested Use: 2-4 Tbsp. taken daily for life. Refrigerate after opening.

They added a delicious crunch to my salad. I love any kind of nuts or seeds on my salads so I will be using this every day!

I also tried the Organic Hemp Oil with dinner last night.


Manitoba Harvest Certified Organic Hemp Seed Oil is one of nature's richest source of the Essential Fatty Acids (76%) and is a rich source of GLA (3%). Hemp Seed Oil offers a good balance of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids (3.75 to 1), suitable for life long consumption.

Manitoba Harvest Certified Organic Hemp Seed Oil has a light green color and a gourmet nutty flavor, a tasteful compliment to a variety of foods. It can be added to juices, smoothies, soups and sauces to create a rich creamy texture. Hemp Seed Oil is an excellent base for any salad dressing. You can substitute Hemp Seed Oil for other oils in recipes that are not heated above 176 C (350 F).

Manitoba Harvest Certified Organic Hemp Seed Oil is cold pressed from Manitoba Harvest Certified Organic hemp seed that is grown sustainably without the use of herbicides or pesticides. Contains no Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

Ingredients: Organic, cold pressed hemp seed oil. Contains no additives or preservatives. Gluten Free. Nut Free.

Suggested Use: 1-2 Tablespoons, taken daily for life!

I wasn't really sure if I was supposed to cook with it but I figured I'd try a little with my mushrooms! Gotta love green oil!

I also added a Boca sausage in the pan to eat with dinner. I am trying to get rid of all my frozen meals in the freezer so I can start cooking fresh meals more often!

I could not really taste the oil but it seemed fine to cook with! It will also be great to add in my green smoothies since it says it will add a rich, creamy texture. Now my cabinets and refrigerator are packed with Manitoba Harvest products so I am a happy camper!

My salad came out wonderful with the Boca sausage, hemp seeds, carrots,Mary's GoneCrackers, and hummus!

I also drank a whole bottle of seltzer last night.

I used to drink it every day as a kid (when I wasn't fed Sprite and Coke). I stopped drinking it so much because the fizz and artificial sweeteners from gum are not a great combo for my tummy! For some reason I got this intense craving for it last night so I stopped and got 2 bottles! Sometimes it is just so much better than water!

Wonderful dinner!

Dessert was cookies and cherries again!

I ate the cookies straight out of the container right after that plate. Oops! I kind of can't wait till they are gone!! Way too good!

I am not that upset about overindulging because I went to an amazing spin class right before dinner. It was a substitute like always but I wish he was the real teacher! Everyone was seriously cheering when the class was over!


Calories Burned: 462
Maximum Heart Rate: 187
Average Heart Rate: 158

I made a friend before class started too! This woman recognized me from the class the night before and started talking to me. She said she goes home after the gym and eats ice cream since it is so hot. She eats healthy ice cream but eats too much of it so can't lose weight. Sounds familiar!! It was nice to hear someone with issues similar to mine! I told her I eat cookies every night and can't stop lol. She was also very impressed by the teacher so we will both be back the next 2 weeks he is teaching!

Time to go read some blogs! Just one day left to win gluten-free cookies, brownies, and cake mix! Have a good one!


An employee from Manitoba Harvest read this post and emailed me with a few suggestions! I thought I'd share since they are very helpful!

I have a couple of suggestions to offer you regarding the products you tried...The hemp seed butter is not so much a dairy butter, it is more akin to nut butters like peanut butter, so it is ideal for dipping pretzels in, or for spreading on dates/figs, or for spreading on baked goods/breads, etc. Another thing I should note is that the hemp seed oil should only be used for low temperature cooking (under 350), as you want to preserve the nutritional value of the omegas etc. You were right on with the hemp seeds, we add them (and a TBLspoon of hemp seed oil) to our lunch salads here everyday. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks Mic! Looks like I used the butter and oil the wrong way! Next time I will spread the butter on bread and dates!! I won't cook with the oil again either! It sounds great over a salad or in a smoothie so I will try that this week!

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