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MH_Cake_RaspberryCoconutHemp_Pin_2015-07-31Happy National Raspberry Cake Day everyone! To celebrate this delicious holiday, I whipped up a Raspberry Coconut Hemp Cake for #FoodieFriday! It’s paleo, dairy-free, sugar-free and it tastes amazing!

The raspberry and coconut make such a delicious combo, the cake taste tropical and summery! Plus the lemon juice and orange juice give it a nice fresh citrusy flavour. I also added some hemp love to the recipe by mixing in some HempPro Fibre and Hemp Hearts.

This is a great summer cake since it’s super light and not overly sweet. It would be perfect to serve at your next party! Plus it’s a good way to use up some fresh raspberries that are in season now.

To make the cake even more delicious, I topped it with So Delicious CocoWhip. It’s a dairy-free coconut whipped cream that you can just store in the freezer and take out when you feel like adding a dollop to your dessert.

Raspberry Coconut Hemp Cake
Yield: 8-10 servings

Screen Shot 2015-07-31 at 3.32.40 PMIngredients

  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup HempPro Fibre
  • 1/4 cup Hemp Hearts
  • 1/2 cup fine unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
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  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch springform pan with coconut oil and place a round piece of baking/parchment paper on the bottom.

Combine almond meal, HempPro Fibre, Hemp Hearts, desiccated coconut, coconut flour and baking powder in a large bowl. Whisk eggs in another bowl until frothy and then add in vanilla, melted coconut oil, orange juice, lemon juice, and honey.

Stir the egg mixture into the dry ingredients until the mixture is smooth and the ingredients are well combined. Transfer the mixture into the springform pan.

Insert the raspberries in a circular pattern in the top of the cake batter and place it in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Slice it, add a dollop of So Delicious CocoWhip on top and serve!

I hope you love this delicious Raspberry Coconut Hemp Cake and whip it up for your family this weekend! How are you going to celebrate National Raspberry Cake Day?

From Our Kitchen to Yours…

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Eating healthy can bring up your energy levels, make you feel happier and help you fight off illnesses. What’s better than that? We’ve come up with 5 Easy Ways to Clean up Your Eating Habits to help you keep eating healthy and feeling great!

  1. Switch to Natural SweetenersMH_StuffedDates_2015-06-30

Since there have been tons of studies done on the negative effects of eating sugar, it’s a good idea to cut back on (or better yet cut out) refined white sugar. An easy way to do so is to switch to using natural sweeteners. Some of our favourites are raw honey, pure maple syrup, coconut sugar and brown rice syrup. Medjool dates are also great for sweetening up things like desserts and smoothies, and if you’re ever really craving a sweet treat, we recommend snacking on a date dipped in nut butter (or better yet our homemade maple hemp butter – yum!

  1. Choose Whole Grains

When grains are refined, the most nutritious parts of the grain (the bran and the germ) are removed. This takes out lots of the fibre, vitamins and minerals that were originally found in the grain. Refined grain products like white bread, white pasta, and white rice are quickly digested into sugars, which causes your blood sugar to spike and then crash.

Choosing whole-wheat products that are packed with fibre will help you feel full longer and give you more energy than the refined versions. Sprouted grain bread is also a really great option since it contains more protein than other breads and is easier to digest. We love Silver Hills Squirrelly Bread since it’s sweetened with raisin nectar and contains no refined sugar (they also have their Steady Eddy Bread which is sweetened with apples). Plus it’s really delicious, especially with some sliced avocado and Hemp Hearts sprinkled on top!

  1. Avoid Ultra-Processed FoMH_SuperSeedyHemp-OCrackers__2015-06-05_002ods

It’s important to always read the label before you buy a product. A good rule of thumb   is that if it has a huge list of ingredients, many of which you can’t pronounce, then you should probably avoid it. You can always make your own homemade versions of granola bars, crackers (like our Super Seedy Hemp-O Crackers), muffins and any other packaged foods that you like. We’ve got lots of amazing healthy recipes on our website if you need some ideas. That way you know exactly what you are putting into that healthy bod of yours!

  1. Eat More Fruits & Veggies

The easiest way to make sure you’re eating clean, is to eat real whole foods like fruit and veggies! Try having some fresh fruit for your mid-morning snack. We love a banana dipped in Hemp Hearts. The natural sugars from the banana will give you that added morning energy and the protein will help curb other snack cravings before noon.

Having two meals a day where half of your plate is full of veggies, is a great way to ensure you’re getting enough. We love adding spinach and kale to our morning smoothie, having a nice fresh salad for lunch (like our Summer Berry Salad) and having some broccoli and zucchini with our dinner.

  1. Ditch the Sodas and Sugary Drinks

lemon waterSodas are loaded with sugar and caffeine and offer no nutritional value so really, what’s the point of consuming these products? It’s best to cut them out and switch to more natural drinks. If you love the carbonation of soda, try drinking Kombucha or Perrier (naturally carbonated mineral water). Kombucha is a fermented tea beverage that’s naturally fizzy and really delicious! Store-bought drink powders are also full of sugar. Instead, try making homemade iced tea or drinking lemon water. They are both way more hydrating than soda and won’t make you have a sugar crash.

We hope these tips help you eat clean and feel great! What are your top tips for eating healthy?

It’s DIY Day at Manitoba Harvest and we’ve rounded up our favourite outdoor summer projects! These DIYs are a great way to keep kids entertained during the holidays and they also make awesome rainy day projects! Keep reading to find out which DIYs we’re doing this summer!

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It’s so relaxing to sit outside in the morning, sipping coffee and watching the birds fly around. Hanging a birdfeeder in your yard is a great way to ensure that birds pay you a visit! Cookie Cutter Birdfeeders are simple to make and they look so cute hanging from a tree. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 packages of gelatin
  • 2/3 cup of water
  • 2 cups of birdseed
  • cooking spray
  • cookie cutters
  • straws
  • twine

Add the water and gelatin to a pot and stir until the gelatin dissolves. Then put the pot on medium heat and stir constantly until the gelatin simmers. Next, remove the pot from the heat and mix in the birdseed until well combined. Then line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray the cookie cutters with cooking spray. After that, press the birdseed mixture into each cookie cutter and insert a straw at the top to make a hole. Place the cookie sheet in the fridge for about an hour to set. Then remove the birdseed from the cookie cutters and tie a piece of twine to each. Hang the birdfeeders on a tree and watch the birds come flocking!

sunscreenAll-Natural Sunscreen
Making your own all-natural sunscreen is a great way to protect your skin from the sun without exposing your body to the harmful chemicals that can be inside store-bought sunscreens. The zinc oxide powder in this recipe offers sun protection while the coconut oil, almond oil, shea butter and red raspberry seed oil all have natural SPF levels. You can buy zinc oxide here. When you are making this sunscreen, make sure you don’t breathe in the zinc oxide as it can cause illness when inhaled. Plus the beeswax makes this sunscreen waterproof so you can go have fun in the lake without worrying about sunburns! To make this sunscreen you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of almond oil
  • 2 tbsp-1/4 cup of beeswax (depending on how thick you want it)
  • 1-2 tbsp of shea butter
  • 1 tsp of vitamin E oil
  • 15 drops of red raspberry seed oil
  • 2 tbsp of zinc oxide powder

Melt the coconut oil, almond oil, beeswax, shea butter, and vitamin E oil in a double boiler until well combined. Then, remove from the heat and add 15 drops of red raspberry seed oil. Next, add in the zinc oxide but be very careful not to breathe any in. Then, mix the sunscreen slowly and thoroughly until there are no more powdered clumps of zinc oxide. After that, pour the sunscreen into a container and let it cool to room temperature. Then slather your skin and hit the beach!

Homemade-Bug-Spray-2-1024x839DIY Bug Repellent
There is nothing worse than being eating alive by mosquitos and other bugs when you are spending time outside. Luckily, spraying yourself with our DIY Bug Repellent will help ward off those pests so you can enjoy the great outdoors! Here’s what you’ll need to make our all-natural bug spray:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 pinch of Epsom salts
  • 8 drops of purification essential oil
  • 8 drops of peppermint essential oil

Add the water, Epsom salts and essential oils to a spray bottle and put on the lid. Shake it until it’s well combined and then spray it on yourself (avoiding your face) and you’re good to go! You can also add more of the essential oils if you find it’s not strong enough for you.

Coconut Lime Scrub
The hot summer sunScrub can leave your skin dry and flaky, especially if you get sunburnt! That’s why we always make sure to have a jar of homemade Coconut Lime Scrub on hand to exfoliate our skin and keep it looking healthy and radiant. This scrub is super easy to make, you only need four ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • zest from one lime
  • 6 drops of lime essential oil

Just melt the coconut oil in the microwave and then combine it with the rest of the ingredients in a bowl. Next, put it in your favourite mason jar or container and it’s ready to go! The scrub will stay fresh for several weeks.

We hope you enjoy making these summer projects! What are your favourite summer themed DIYs?

As we mentioned in Our Must Have Healthy Picks for Summer, we love BBQ parties! They are one of our favourite summer activities. Delicious food, great company and beautiful summer weather – what’s not to love? Planning a BBQ can be a big task but we’re here to help! Keep reading to find out our Tips for a Successful Summer Backyard BBQ. 

MH_Burger_VeggieHemp_Pin_2015-06-19Plan it out
Writing lists of everything you need to do for your BBQ party will help you focus and not get overwhelmed. Start by deciding what food you’re going to serve. Here’s our Summer BBQ Menu:
Hemp Veggie Burgers
Homemade Hamburgers with Spicy Southwest Garlic Aioli
Summer Berry Salad
Broccoli Hemp Potato Salad
Hemp Fruit Salad
Berry Kiwi Hemp Pizza

For BBQs, we suggest you stick with one main dish, two salads, and two desserts. Plus, always include a vegetarian option for those who don’t want regular hamburgers. This way all of your guests will be happy!

After you have your menu all picked out, make a list of what you need to buy at the grocery store. Make sure you also get some refreshments for your guests. 

Prep the Night Before
Don’t leave it all till the last minute, make sure you do some prep the night before the party. You can pre-make the Berry Kiwi Hemp Pizza and get all of the ingredients cut up for the Summer Berry Salad, Broccoli Hemp Potato Salad and the Hemp Fruit Salad. Just make sure you don’t put any of the dressings on the salads or cut up any fruits or veggies that will brown overnight.

Find the Perfect Playlist
Having music playing in the background can really set the tone at your party. We love using Songza since they have tons of playlists to choose from for whatever mood you’re in or activity you’re doing. They even have some specifically for when you’re barbequing! 

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Get Your Game On
Whether there will be kids at your party or not, it’s a great idea to plan some games to play. Try making giant jenga or lawn twister! They are creative spins on the classic games that everyone knows and loves. Your guests will have so much fun!

Don’t Forget to Relax
Once your guests have arrived and the food is served, try and remember to relax! Don’t worry about cleaning up or doing the dishes, just have fun!

Watch the video below to learn how to make our Summer Berry Salad with Culinary Nutritionist Marin Wasserman! It’s perfect for your BBQ party or for your dinner tonight!

We hope you take our advice and plan a BBQ this summer! What are your tips for a successful backyard party?

WMH_Salad_CucumberHemp_Pin_2015-07-24hen I think of summer, I think of eating delicious salads filled with fresh seasonal veggies. Although there are so many ways to make salads exciting, I sometimes get bored of making them with greens like spinach, kale and lettuce. Since cucumbers (one of my favourite veggies) are in season now, I thought I’d whip up a tasty Cucumber Hemp Salad for #FoodieFriday today!

Whether you’re having a BBQ party, heading out to the cabin or just having a quiet dinner at home, this Cucumber Hemp Salad is the perfect summer side dish! It’s light, crisp, refreshing and super simple to make.

All you have to do is slice up some cucumber, red pepper, and red onion and drizzle it with Red Pepper Hemp Vinaigrette made with hemp oil, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, Hemp Hearts and red pepper flakes. This dressing is so delicious, you could also use it on any salad you like! Before I served this dish, I let it sit in the fridge for about an hour so the cucumbers could really take on the flavours from the dressing.

I think this salad would be great as a side dish for barbequed chicken, homemade veggie burgers or whichever summer entrée you’re whipping up!

Cucumber Hemp Salad
Yield: 6-8 servings
Ingredients:
Screen Shot 2015-07-24 at 1.19.30 PM Screen Shot 2015-07-24 at 1.28.45 PMFor the Salad

  • 2 large English cucumbers, thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup of red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, diced

For the Dressing

  • 1/4 cup of rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp hemp oil
  • 2 tbsp Hemp Hearts
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Directions:
Combine the cucumber, red onion and red pepper in a medium size bowl. In a small bowl mix the rice wine vinegar, hemp oil, sesame oil, Hemp Hearts, red pepper flakes, and sea salt together. Pour the dressing over the salad and top with more Hemp Hearts. Serve immediately or cover and let sit in the refrigerator for an hour or two to let all the flavours combine.

I hope you enjoy this refreshing cucumber salad recipe! What’s your favourite summer side dish?

From Our Kitchen to Yours…

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ManitobaHarvest-8202[2]I’m Leanne, and I’m #fuelledbyhemp. Morning, noon and night, I rely on Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts as my clean-burning rocket fuel. I even blend them into my herbal tea in the morning for a dose of omega fats before my day begins.

Whether your love of these omega-packed seeds goes as deep as mine, I know you appreciate healthy snacks and have respect for clean-eating protein. Maybe you’ve sprinkled Hemp Hearts on a salad or two, perhaps you’ve thrown them into a batch of cookies, or dusted overtop a bowl of fresh fruit? You’re going to love Manitoba Harvest Hemp Heart Bites.

In a nut(free)shell, Hemp Heart Bites have all of the goodness of Hemp Hearts packed into a little bite-sized morsel. They’re bites, on the go – no baking, cutting or packing required.

Today, I’m going to introduce you to each of the ingredients in Manitoba Harvest’s Hemp Heart Bites – the nutrients behind them, who they’re great for and why; as a Holistic Nutritionist, I recommend them to my clients and their families.

The Ingredients
In Manitoba Harvest Hemp Heart Bites: Hemp Hearts, organic evaporated cane sugar, organic brown rice syrup, organic vanilla flavour, sea salt.

Observations…

  • No junk added
  • Non-GMO ingredients
  • Minimal ingredients, just 5!
  • Organic ingredients

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In-depth look at each ingredient…

  • Hemp Hearts: contribute a nutty taste to these bite-sized treats with less carbs, more protein and more omegas than other seeds.
  • Organic Evaporated Cane Sugar: retains some of the nutrients found in sugarcane whereas highly processed sugar is completely devoid of these nutrients.
  • Organic Brown Rice Syrup: is made by breaking down the starch in brown rice, resulting in a nearly 100% glucose-based sweetener, making it fructose free and easier on liver function.
  • Organic Vanilla Flavour: naturally balances the nutty taste.
  • Sea Salt: a much healthier alternative than iodized salt often found in commercial products, sea salt contains many of the minerals needed for a healthy sodium balance.

The Nutrition Facts
Nutrient profile of a 45 gram serving; or about 8 bite-sized squares, of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Heart Bites: 230 calories, 13 grams of fat, 95 grams sodium, 15 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams fibre, 13 grams sugar and 10 grams of protein.

Observations…

  • Less sugar and more protein than a granola bar
  • Free of refined sugars
  • Healthy fats for a thriving brain
  • Natural plant-based protein

An in-depth look at each macronutrient…

  • ManitobaHarvest-8214[2]The Carbohydrates: a full serving contains 12 grams of net carbohydrates – the total carbohydrate minus 3 grams of fibre. This amount points to how much sugar is in each serving. In this case, it’s about 1 tablespoon or so. Compared to a similar portion of fruit snacks, Hemp Heart Bites have half the sugar, triple the fibre and more nutrients per mouthful.
  • The Fats: each serving is complete with a balance of fats. Of the 13 grams of fat in each serving, 1.5 grams are saturated, 10 grams are polyunsaturated, 10.5 grams omega 3 and 6, and 1.5 grams are monounsaturated.
  • The Protein: Plant-based and free of common allergens.

The Big Picture
Compared with the average lunch box snack, Manitoba Harvest Hemp Heart Bites are a superb, health-promoting replacement. They’re convenient, filling, feel like a treat, and the perfect on the go snack (in the car, at the gym, in lunchboxes, etc.).

When looking at trading out your sugar-laden snacks for a more-balanced alternative, these bites are a real winner.

LeanneVogel-81Leanne’s not just any holistic nutritionist; she’s the holistic nutritionist that real people from around the world come to for real advice. Leanne’s popular blog, Healthful Pursuit, is a unique collection of motivational guidance and easy-to-make recipes for women who want to create a liberated life on a restricted diet.

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The summer is a great time to keep up your fitness and feel great! To help you decide what to eat, drink and take part in this season, we’ve made a list of Our Must Have Healthy Picks for Summer! Keep reading to find out how our Manitoba Harvest Marketing Team stays healthy all summer long.

EAT
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Fresh Veggies
We love picking fresh veggies from the garden, especially ripe and juicy tomatoes. Eating veggies that you took time to grow yourself just taste way better than store bought (plus they are grown as local as you can get). We also love grilling veggies (zucchini, red peppers and asparagus are some of our favourites). We just brush them with a bit of olive oil, sprinkle on some salt and pepper and put them on the BBQ until they are grilled to perfection.

Hemp Heart Bites
Our new bite size crunchy hemp snack, Hemp Heart Bites, are perfect to take with you everywhere this summer! You can bring them to the beach, the park or even store them in your car for road trips. Plus, with 10g of protein and 10g of omegas 3 and 6 per 45g serving (about 8 pieces), they are a snack that you can actually feel good about eating!

DRINK
Fruit Infused Water
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In the summertime it’s super important to stay hydrated and make sure you drink enough water (especially when you are outside being active). One way to make water more fun is to infuse it with seasonal fruit! Some of our favourite combos are watermelon mint, strawberry cucumber, and lemon lime. We also love putting cucumber, mint and lime in sparkling water for a refreshing afternoon drink.

All you have to do is slice up the fruit, toss it into a pitcher of water and it’s ready! You could also make it in a mason jar or water bottle to take on-the-go.

Coconut Water Ice Cubes
Another way to add some flavour to your water is to make coconut water ice cubes! Just pour some coconut water into an ice cube mould, freeze it and then pop them into your water for a refreshing boost of electrolytes!

MAKE
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In the summer, we never leave home without putting on sunscreen but we make sure to always use one that’s all natural to protect our precious skin. One of our favourites is from The Honest Company. Besides having great products, we also love that they are a Certified B Corporation just like Manitoba Harvest! You could also make a DIY sunscreen like this one from A Blossoming Life, it would be a fun project to do with the kids!

DIY Bug Spray
We also love whipping up our own homemade bug spray to protect us from those pesky mosquitos (which we have a LOT of here in Manitoba). It’s simple to make and only requires four ingredients! Plus it won’t leave you smelling like typical bug spray or leave a sticky film on your skin.

DO
Bike Rides
Biking is one of our favourite things to do in the summertime. Whether you’re into going on trails or just for a casual ride, biking is a great way to get some exercise while having fun! We also love getting the whole family involved and going for a bike ride together after supper. If you don’t own a bike you could also rent one at the park. They even offer tandem bikes so you could all ride the same one! How fun is that?!

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Another one of our favourite summer activities is hosting BBQ parties with family and friends, where we can sit outside and enjoy the weather and each other’s company! Invite your friends over this weekend and whip up some healthy summer salads (like our summer berry salad) and grill some veggies. You’re sure to have an awesome time and your guests will leave feeling super satisfied with full and happy tummies!

We hope you enjoyed this post! What are your tips for staying healthy in the summertime?

MH_Icecream-Choco-PBBanana_Pin_2015-07-17Ice cream and summer go great together. What’s better than having a cold and delicious ice cream cone on a hot summer day? With National Ice Cream Day coming up this Sunday, I wanted to whip up a healthier and guilt-free version of my favourite summer treat for #FoodieFriday this week. I also wanted to keep in mind those who can’t eat traditionally ‘ice cream’, whether they are lactose intolerant, vegan or simply don’t eat dairy in their meals. With all of that in mind, I made a Choco-PB Vegan Ice Cream – dairy-free, sugar-free and tastes fantastic!

This ice cream is so easy to make, all you need is frozen bananas, cocoa powder, all natural peanut butter, cinnamon, Hemp Hearts and a food processor. It’s amazing watching the frozen banana turn into smooth soft-serve ice cream!

You can get really creative and add any flavours you want. Fresh fruit like strawberries and raspberries would be really yummy, or even chocolate chips or nuts. The possibilities are endless!

I suggest you make a big batch of this banana ice cream on a hot day and have a make-your-own sundae bar! Just put out the ice cream and small bowls of your favourite healthy toppings like fresh fruit, pecans, shredded coconut and chocolate chips and let your kids go wild! You could also make it as the dessert for your next BBQ or party, your guests will love it and be happy that they can indulge in dessert without all the guilt!

Screen Shot 2015-07-17 at 2.02.41 PMChoco-PB Banana Ice Cream
Ingredients:

  • 5 ripe bananas, sliced and frozen
  • 2 tbsp all natural peanut butter (or whichever nut or seed butter you prefer)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp Hemp Hearts

Directions:
Add the frozen banana slices to a food processor and blend until it forms a creamy consistency similar to soft-serve ice cream. Then add the peanut butter, cocoa powder, cinnamon and Hemp Hearts and blend until it is well combined. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the freezer.

I hope you enjoy this healthy spin on ice cream! I’d love to hear your suggestions for which flavour combinations we should try next time! Let us know by commenting below.

From Our Kitchen to Yours…

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We had the chance to catch up with one of our hemp fuelled athletes, Ben Churchill. Ben competes in biathlons, a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. Here’s what Ben had to say about his training regime and recent competitions in South Korea.

Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to South Korea as a part of the 10-athlete Biathlon Exchange trip. The purpose of the trip was to improve relations between the provinces of Alberta and Gangwon through sport. During our time in Pyeongchang, the site of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games, we competed twice using rollerskis and air rifles against athletes from around Gangwon province and South Korea, even testing ourselves against some Korean National Team members.

Ben Churchill 1After setting up our rifles in training and skiing the race loop several times, we lined up on the start line for our first race, a 7.5 km Sprint. After battling the hot and windy course and shooting only 70%, I finished second behind one of the focused Korean athletes. Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts are a big part of my recovery due to their protein and fat profile, and as they travel well, they represented one of the highest priority parts of my post-competition meals.

Going into the second race after some solid sleep and another day of training, my body felt stronger and my mental clarity was higher. With slightly cooler conditions, I finished the 10 km Pursuit race with 19/20 shooting, landing myself the top spot for the day in my category, joined on the podium by two Korean competitors. After a fantastic trip and a couple of chances to go “full throttle,” my thanks goes out to Manitoba Harvest for keeping me #FuelledByHemp!

To read Ben Churchill’s bio, visit his hemp fuelled athlete profile on our website. Are you an elite athlete in your sport? Apply to be a hemp fuelled athlete today!

MH_SOTM_2015_07_BerryMelonBlast_PIN_2015-06_16Since July is National Watermelon Month, we decided to make a healthy and refreshing Berry Melon Blast for our Smoothie of the Month. It’s super simple to whip up and only requires five ingredients that you probably already have in your fridge!

There is something about the combination of watermelon and strawberries that makes this drink taste like an ice-cold glass of summer.

This smoothie is the perfect way to cool down and quench your thirst on a hot day. Just blend up a Berry Melon Blast, grab your favourite magazine, and spend some time relaxing in the sun! You could also make it for a quick healthy breakfast on the go!

Berry Melon Blast

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Have an idea for one of our Smoothie of the Month recipes? Let us know by commenting on this post!