Monday, September 8, 2014

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro 70 Review

Happy Monday! I had a great and super busy weekend, including an awesome day in Long Beach. Not only did my partner and I make it to the semis in our first ever California Beach Volleyball Association tournament together, we also had an AMAZING post match meal at Seoulmate Long Beach, plus a good shopping trip and Swedish meatballs for dinner at Ikea. 

I'm super sad the weekend is over, but really happy to share a review with you today for some NEW Manitoba Harvest HempPro 70 protein powders.

Disclosure: I was provided this product free of charge for review. I was not compensated for my time. All thoughts and opinions are all my own. Obvs :)

As a Sweat Pink Ambassador, I was offered the opportunity to try Manitoba Harvest's newest Hemp Pro70 flavors: vanilla and chocolate. The samples took a little while to get to me all the way from Canada, so I had a lot of pent up excitement when this package showed up at my door. Plus I loved that they called me awesome. You can never hear that enough :)

Anyhoo, besides calling me awesome, here are a few key features of HempPro 70 protein powder from Manitoba Harvest's website:
  • Water soluble - mixes easily into any delicious drink! Just add to shaker cup and go.
  • Smooth, creamy texture that tastes great!
  • Can also be stirred into yogurt, or hot cereal and is great for baking.
  • Complete, plant-based protein.
  • Per 30 gram serving, HempPro70 Vanilla contains 15 grams of protein and 3.4 grams of Omega 3 & 6.
I first tried the vanilla flavor blended in a smoothie with spinach, a banana, coconut water, and almond milk. It was delicious! I loved the real vanilla flavor and the total absence of any dirt-ish (if you've had plant-based protein powder you know what I mean) or bad fake sweetener after taste. It was the perfect quick, portable, filling, but not too heavy breakfast for my 6 AM drive to the volleyball tournament in Long Beach.

I followed the suggestions on the package and tried the chocolate flavor straight up with 1 1/2 cups of almond milk in my blender bottle. It mixed up pretty well without any major clumps, but it was a little grainy. I again really loved the not overly sweet or fake flavor of the powder, but I think I would have liked it better in a smoothie.


Flavor: Even though it's completely plant based, these powders don't have any plant-y after taste. Plus they are not too sweet for me and don't taste fake at all. 
Ingredients: Both flavors have only FOUR totally recognizable ingredients which I LOVE! Definitely makes this a good protein powder option if you have a sensitive stomach.
Nutritional Value: In addition to 14-15 grams of protein per serving, both flavors are also chock full of Omegas and have a good amount of iron.


Texture: I didn't love the texture of the non-blended powder. It tasted awesome in a smoothie though, and I bet it would be great for baking.

Bottom Line

The new Manitoba Harvest HempPro 70 protein flavors taste great and have great ingredients and nutritional value. I would highly recommend them for anyone looking for a plant-based protein powder for smoothies or baked goods, especially if you have a sensitive stomach or are just avoiding artificial ingredients.

If you'd like to give HempPro 70 a try for yourself, you can buy it here. Plus, if you use the code "sweatpinkpro70" you can get 20% off the vanilla and chocolate flavors! 

Oh and finally, for a chance to win a WHOLE CASE of your favorite flavor for FREE, make sure to share the hemp love by snapping a pic and tagging @manitobaharvest on Instagram or Twitter with the hash tag #pro70. Entry deadline for the contest is September 30 so get a move on it! 


  1. Yay this is perfect timing! I just ran out of protein powder !

    1. Awesome! I know I sometimes get excited when I run out of things too because then I can try new ones :)

  2. Good to read about this powder. My friends ask me and I only know the Whole Foods brand and Vega.

    1. I like Vega too. So many good options out there to fit every need!

  3. So I made an AMAZING smoothie with this stuff a few weeks ago.... MMMM Pumpkin and scrumptiousness!!!!! :) However, I remember when I first tried it... I was sooo turned off because it did NOT taste good at all, but then when I mixed it all up - DELICIOUS :)

    1. Ooh yea I saw your recipe and it looked fantastic! I was too lazy/in need of an immediate smoothie fix to go out and buy the ingredients though lol. Definitely agree this stuff is yummy in smoothies!

  4. I have been wanting to try hemp protein! Love that there isn't a dirt or fake sweet aftertaste!

    1. Haha I'm so glad you know what I mean with the dirt taste. Sounds weird but is totally true of some plant-based protein powders!