I’ve been a fan of hemp seeds for a while but I recently tried hemp protein powder for the first time. After browsing many brands at my health food store, I picked up Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro 50. What I LOVE about it is there is ONE ingredient! Yes, one –> HEMP. I mean how much easier and natural can it get?? It’s a raw plant based protein which also makes it vegan.
Many people (including me!) have steered clear of hemp protein powder because it is gritty or it has a “earthy” taste. But they obviously have not tried Manitoba Harvest because it blends effortlessly into smoothies with no gritty feeling or weird aftertaste. It’s pretty darn amazing.
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Hemp Pro 50 contains 15g of protein, 7g of fibre per 30g serving. It is also high in Omegas 3 and 6 and low in sugar and carbs.
While this protein powder is perfect in smoothies I though I’d make some power balls since I was needing a little pick me up before the gym. I also included their hemp hearts in this recipe as well.
These are no-bake, vegan, gluten-free and take just minutes to prepare.
- Add dates and nuts to a high-speed blender or food processor and pulse until combined.
- Add peanut butter, coconut oil and hemp protein powder. Blend again until smooth.
- Remove dough from blender and place in a mixing bowl. Stir in hemp seeds, chocolate chips and stevia.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll dough into 16 balls.
- Refrigerate for 1-2 hours until firm.
- 259 Calories, 7g Carbs, 2g Fibre, 5g Net Carbs, 10g Fat, 4g Protein, 3g Sugar
- Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients. Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.