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Review: Hemp Pro 70 Protein Powder from Manitoba Harvest

Posted Aug 12 2009 10:46pm

First, I’d love to thank Manitoba Harvest for so graciously sending a generous (16 ounce!) container of their latest  hemp product for me to review: Hemp Pro 70 protein powder. Thank you!

Hemp Pro 70, Hemp protein powder, Manitoba Harvest

I was really excited when I received this great big tub of hemp protein powder. I was dreaming up smoothie concoctions like crazy–then I realized my blender had broken and I wouldn’t be getting a new one anytime soon, so I had to put my thinking cap on and get creative with how to use this nutritious green goodness!

No worries, Raw Juice Girl is quite the creative chick-a-dee so it wasn’t long until I knew exactly how to consume it. ;-)

But first, let’s take a peek at how healthy that green powdery substance is for us!

From the site:

Description:
Manitoba Harvest HEMP PRO 70 is the world’s first WATER SOLUBLE HEMP PROTEIN CONCENTRATE. HEMP PRO 70 is rich in Essential Amino Acids (Protein) and Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). This rich and creamy protein concentrate touts a 70% protein concentration providing 21g of Protein and 800 mg of Omega-3 per serving. With your health in mind, this product has been without the use of Hexane, a petro chemical commonly used to make soy and other protein isolates.

Suggested Use: Mix one serving (30g) into water, juice, or other beverage and enjoy! Refrigerate after opening.

Ingredients: Hemp protein concentrate(70% protein by weight), natural plant extracts. Gluten Free. Soy Free. Nut Free.

I often receive emails from you all asking for products and/or ideas for foods and drinks that are  soy, nut, gluten free due to your or your family members’ allergies and special diets. So, this is something any of you with soy or nut allergies or who are gluten free can enjoy! :-)

Also, I get asked a LOT about how Vegans, Vegetarians, and Raw Foodists get enough protein in their diets. Well, 21 grams of protein per serving is provided in Hemp Pro 70 so that’s a fantabulous source of non-animal protein!

Hemp Heaven

This tall container of hemp powder is truly “Hemp Heaven”!

The recommended serving size is 4 tablespoons. Hmmm…. The more I thought about it, the less desirable it sounded to add it to juice or water. Even I didn’t want to guzzle 4 tablespoons of hemp in my drink. A smoothie would be ideal, but with that broken blender I was out of luck! :-(

I kept thinking. Hey, how about putting it in steel-cut oats, I thought! Then I realized…. FOUR TABLESPOONS in my oats? I hesitated. What to do?! So, I added one tablespoon at a time. I’m an earthy/green lovin’ kinda gal. I mean, I take herbal tonics straight up like there’s no tomorrow. I don’t mind how ANYTHING healthy tastes, so long as it’s going to improve my health and keep me alive and full of energy, ya know? But FOUR TABLESPOONS of hemp earthiness? I wasn’t so sure on that one. Keep reading. It’s going to surprise you! :-)

Hemp Pro 70 + Plain Steel-Cut Oats

Hemp Pro 70, Manitoba Harvest, steel cut oats

With 1 Tablespoon

(Stir, stir, stir..)

with 1 tablespoon hemp powder

With 2 Tablespoons

(More stirring)

2 tablespoons Hemp protein powder

3rd + 4th Tablespoons

(I had done a taste test after the 1st and 2nd tablespoons were stirred in and it actually tasted quite delicious! So, after the 2nd tablespoon, I just dumped the 3rd and 4th in at once and stirred ‘em all in.)

4 tablespoons hemp protein powder

The Verdict?

I was actually surprised at how totally YUMMY these green hemp oats were! I mean, the Hemp Pro 70 powder gave the steel-cut oats a nutty, delicious flavor that was really enjoyable. I loved how they tasted SO MUCH, I had ‘em again the next morning! It’d TOTALLY recommend Hemp Pro 70 in your oats! :-)

Hemp Pro 70 dumped in

(The next morning, I just dumped all 4 tablespoons into my steel-cut oats and stirred it all up. DELISH!)

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About the Company

Manitoba Harvest is running on superb business practices! Not only are they extremely caring of their customers’ health, they’re mindful of preserving our gorgeous environment.

Check out the information I found on their site:

“Established in 1998, Manitoba Harvest is a farmer owned company. We operate a 20,000 Sq. Ft. state-of-the-art, 100% wind-powered, organic and kosher certified facility where we make hemp foods fresh daily and adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs). We have and will continue to guarantee you the freshest and highest quality hemp food products on the market.”

Now, that’s a company I can whole-heartedly support–and so can you!

Overall Grade

Hemp Pro 70 gets an A+ for nutritional value and, I’d say, also an A+ on taste. I KNOW I’ve been giving a lot of reviews an A+ lately, but I found out I didn’t need to “disguise” the taste like I thought I would. This hemp powder really added a nice nutty flavor the oats wouldn’t have otherwise had–not to mention the extra protein boost! Way to go, Manitoba Harvest!

Next on My Agenda

Raw banana ice cream + Hemp Pro 70!!! (Yep, I’ll be posting photos!) :-)

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