I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the crunchiest gal around. I try to eat healthy, though, and sometimes hitting protein macros are tough. But hemp hearts, you say, and I immediately am skeptical.
There’s no reason to be skeptical! First of all, hemp is not the same as marijuana. (There. I had to say it.) Hemp contains 0.001% Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and will NOT cause a psychoactive effect nor a false positive drug test. So they’re perfectly safe to eat. The fine folks at Manitoba Harvest sent me some natural hemp hearts to try, and I put them to the test in an overnight oat recipe.