My Favorite Plant Based Protein Source

These days my taste for meat isn't as strong as it used to be. I still eat meat but sometimes I can go a day or two without having any. Lately, I find it harder to digest meat and I feel like it just kinda sits in my stomach after I eat it. I have a very sensitive stomach and also suffer from GERD which I have mentioned here before. So eating things that are easy to digest is very important to me.

Anyway, I still like to get an adequate amount of protein in my diet and I have been able to do that with the help of plant based foods such as nuts and seeds. About two years ago I was introduced to hemp seeds. Prior to this, I only knew about another kind of hemp, you know the one I'm talking about... But hemp seeds on the other hand are: 

the seed of the Cannabis Sativa plant which, when grown for seed or fibre and with low THC, is know as hemp. Hemp seed has been called the first cultivated crop by humans as it appears in texts from the beginning of recorded history. Hemp seed has no drug content and is purely a health food item. People eat hemp seed for it’s protein, essential fatty acid and fibre content.
my favorite plant based protein source

A while back I had the opportunity to work on a blog campaign with Manitoba Harvest and I fell in love with their Hemp Hearts. I even went on to become an ambassador for the brand which I am still. I put these hemp hearts on everything I think they would be good on. This includes smoothies, waffles, pancakes, oatmeal and more.

Each serving of hemp hearts has 10 grams of protein per 30-gram serving, they contain twice the amount of protein compared to flax or chia, and they’re lower in carbohydrates. I love how versatile and light these are. Sometimes I even eat them by the handful.

I don't know about you, but it wasn't until recently that I realized that you could get protein from other sources than from meat. I'm glad our God thought of everything in the beginning that's for sure!


To learn more about hemp seeds and hemp hearts visit Manitoba Harvests website to get the inside scoop. Today I am sharing the plant based protein wealth and giving away a bag of hemp seeds. Enter below. 

*As I mentioned I am a Manitoba Harvest Ambassador but this post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own and true.