Product Review: Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro 70

Disclaimer:  This is an unbiased review.  As an SPA, I am often provided with opportunities to review certain fitness/health related products.  I was not paid for my review, but did receive a free product for testing.

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“HempPro 70 – It’s water soluble and has a smooth texture! It’s also our higher protein option (the Original flavour has 20 grams of protein per 30 gram serving). We love this protein in a post run smoothie or yoga shake (yes, you can literally shake it with your favourite beverage and you’re good to go). Comes in three delicious flavours; Chocolate, Vanilla and Original.”

When offered to review this product I was eager to try it out because I’m always look for vegan protein options. I was a little bit nervous though because when one hears the word vegan one assumes that taste will be lacking.  Though these powders had a mild taste they weren’t on the bad side, in fact it was refreshing to try something that wasn’t overly flavored.

I first tried out the Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro 70 in chocolate as a run recovery drink and was pleasantly surprised by the malty chocolate taste.  It reminded me of a less sweet version of Ovaltine.  AND I LOVE OVALTINE!  My blender was dirty so I didn’t bother with testing out a smoothie, rather I just shook it up with some plain unsweetened almond milk and gulped it down.

It mixed really well and was smoother than most shakes I’ve tried.  It didn’t do that weird hydrophobic powder clumping thing that many protein shakes do.  It was also easy on the stomach!  I didn’t feel like it was difficult to process and it didn’t sit heavy.

A couple of days later I gave the vanilla a try.  I liked the vanilla too, but in my opinion it was little too bland.  That’s not a bad thing though.  If you’re a smoothie junkie, the last thing you want to do is add something that has too powerful a taste.  I think the light flavor would be greatly suited for a daily smoothie because it provides more versatility than other shakes I’ve tried.

For those of you that would like to give it a try visit http://manitobaharvest.com/ and for 20% off the #pro70 vanilla and chocolate flavors use the code: sweatpinkpro70

 

Product Review (and Giveaway!) : AMRAP Bars

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Disclaimer:  This is an unbiased review.  As an SPA, I am often provided with opportunities to review certain fitness/health related products.  I was not paid for my review, but did receive a free product for testing.

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A couple of weeks ago I was given the opportunity to review AMRAP Nutrition’s newest flavors.  Have you heard of AMRAP nutrtion?  It’s a great company that boasts about their Paleo friendly bars. If you’re anything like me, finding dense and clean nutrition is important.

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I was pretty excited when these arrived because they were huge!  I love myself a bar that can act as a meal, especially when in a bind.

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I tried my first bar while we were on the road.  It was the Fig Cacao and it was the perfect fuel for a long road trip.  I didn’t feel the need to stop and indulge in fast food and it kept me satiated until we arrived to our destination.  The bar was chewy and the fig flavor was slightly outweighed by the dates, but I love dates so this wasn’t a deal breaker.

I asked my husband to take a bite, but he wasn’t a fan of its chewy nature. I, however sort of love the chewy texture of bars like this.  It makes it feel like more of a treat and lets me daydream about chewing on caramel.

The following morning I ate my second bar as post run recovery fuel.  It was the Almond Honey and it was a perfect texture of chewy with the occasional crunch of nuts all cloaked in a mild honey taste.

Lastly, a few days later I used my last bar, the Cashew Vanilla.  It was bittersweet as I nibbled on each remaining bite.  I kept wondering what I could do to make that final bar last, but before I knew it my sticky fingers were empty.  My stomach was satisfied and my body was fueled for another lunch run.

Much like my Clif Bar addiction, these bars could easily find their way as a staple in my home.  All three of them were delish, but I think my favorite was the Almond Honey!  If it weren’t for the steep price of $30/8pk, I would be ordering these bad boys in a heartbeat.

Lucky for you, you have a chance to win your very own pack!!  I will be giving away three of these 8pks!!!  To enter the giveaway please visit the link below and comment on this post.  Feel free to share with your friends!!

 http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/b5cbf0ec1/
  • There will be (3) winners
  • Each winner wins an 8-pack of AMRAP bars in a flavor of their choice
  • That means each winner can choose Fig Cacao, Almond Honey, OR Cashew Vanilla. 
  • Winners can be in US or Canada