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Feb
16

Hemp Protein Smoothie Plus Greens

I was asked by a few of our followers to provide a review on Manitoba Harvest’s new Hemp Protein Smoothie Plus Greens product. So here we go… Objective Data: There are three flavours to choose from: Chocolate, Mixed Berry, and Vanilla Chai. I am currently trialing the Vanilla Chai product. The protein powder combines Manitoba Harvest’s HempPro 70 powder with organic coconut sugar, an organic greens blend (spinach, kale and broccoli), and organic vanilla chai flavour. A 30 gram serving (4 tbsp) provides 130 calories, 3.5 grams of fat with 0.6 grams coming from omega 3 fatty acids (ALA), 10 grams of carbohydrate with 7 grams coming from the coconut sugar, 15 grams of protein, and a good source of iron! Subjective Assessment: The...
Jun
14

Bountiful Berries

For the past week I've been staying with my parents in the Crowsnest Pass Alberta, nestled in the beautiful rocky mountains. Aside from a much needed visit with Mom and Dad, we've kept ourselves busy with fishing, rock climbing, hiking and biking - enjoying the great outdoors!  Every little activity we do takes us off the beaten track and into the wild.  But no matter where we go, I've noticed the berries are bountiful - raspberries, huckleberries, thimbleberries and Saskatoon berries!  Such a great feeling to just pick 'em and eat 'em as we go.  I'm reminded of the powerful nutritional qualities they hold and encourage clients and readers to get on board with berries!  Many of us are aware that berries are packed with...
Jun
14

Omega 3, Naturally...

What do sedentary lifestyles, smoking, saturated animal fat, high sodium diets and binge drinking have in common? You know it, they’re all risk factors for heart disease or stroke and 90% of Canadians have at least one. We know that eating vegetables, fruit, whole grains and legumes have positive effects on our cholesterol, mental health and waistlines. However, the market is overwhelmed with omega 3 advertisements, supplements and functional foods causing even nutrition experts to question, "which one and how much"? Recently, my attention was drawn to a new omega 3-rich product that is simple, tasty and can be consumed in many different ways. It’s also natural, made in Canada and undergoes minimal processing. It's called Camelina...

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