Hemp Foods

Feature Gourmet Flavor and Versatility

by Piper Zoe






Manitoba Harvest hemp food products have a sweet nutty flavor and add a boost of nutrition and taste to a wide variety of delicious recipes, dozens of which are available at www.manitobaharvest.com/recipes There are many forms of healthy hemp foods to choose from.  For example, Hemp Seed Oil is a wonderful base for salad dressings and can be added to juices, smoothies, soups and sauces to create a rich creamy texture.  Shelled Hemp Seed is delicious sprinkled over salad, cereal, yogurt and soup or as a healthy snack right from the bag.  Hemp Seed Butter is a creamy and satisfying spread for sandwiches, breads, bagels, crackers, fruit and croissants or it can be combined with herbs to create delicious sauces, spreads and dips.  There is no better way to start the day than with a fruit smoothie packed with the nutritional benefits of Hemp Protein Powder with Fiber .  

Last year, Manitoba Harvest launched Hemp Bliss (the first and only line of organic non-dairy hempmilks), which earned the 2007 Best New Food Product Award at Natural Products Expo East.  This tasty and nutritious dairy milk alternative provides 1,200 mg of Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs), 5 grams of highly digestible protein and 250 mg of powerful Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) per serving.    A Hemp Bliss recipe is listed below.

Founded in 1998, Manitoba Harvest is proud to be the largest farmer-owned, vertically integrated hemp food manufacturer in North America.  Manitoba Harvest contracts thousands of acres of hemp seed production in Western Canada with dozens of farmers, many of which are company shareholders.  The company owns and operates a kosher and USDA certified organic facility and their products are distributed to thousands of stores worldwide and are also sold as bulk ingredients to food and cosmetic manufacturers.  Since Manitoba Harvest is a vertically  integrated producer they control production from “seed to shelf,” and are therefore able to ensure freshness and quality .  For more information, visit www.manitobaharvest.com  or call 1-800-665-HEMP .  

Hemp Protein Power Shake

This is a powerful shake that can be used as a meal replacement.  It is loaded with essential fatty acids, protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Makes: 2 Cups; Prep Time: 5 min

1 cup Manitoba Harvest Unsweetened Hemp Bliss organic hempmilk
1 scoop Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Protein Powder

2 packs Organic Acai – (Sambazon Original Blend - 100g each)
1 tbsp Green Foods Powder (Amazing Grass SuperFood blend)
1 tbsp Maca powder

Combine all ingredients in a blender.  Blend on high for 2 minutes or until creamy smooth. 



This article is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. You should promptly seek professional medical advice if you have any concern about your health or physical condition, and you should always consult your physician before following the recommendations presented here.  



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