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We ❤ Hemp Hearts & Nomads Hemp Wear

We ❤ Hemp Hearts

Hemp hearts are the hulled form of hemp seeds, which are from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. Although they are the same species as cannabis, hemp hearts only contain trace amounts of THC (<0.3%).

They have 25% protein and contain all essential amino acids including omega 3 and 6 and may help reduce the risk of heart disease, reduce blood pressure, and decrease the risk of blood clot formation. 

Hemp hearts also contain high amounts of soluble and insoluble fibre, which benefit digestive health, and are a great source of vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, and zinc!

Try this great recipe below. :)

For this week only, hemp hearts are on for 10% off at the store! This weekly special ends Wednesday 17 May.

Nut-Free Hemp Protein Energy Bites 

  • 2/3 cup hemp hearts + extra 2 tbsp
  • 2/3 cup pitted Medjool dates
  • 1/3 cup toasted coconut 
  • 1/3 cup hemp protein flakes 
  • 2 tsp moringa powder 
  • 2 tsp maca powder 
  • ¼ tsp Himalayan salt

Add all ingredients (except for the extra 2 tbsp of hemp hearts) into a food processor or high-performance blender until mixture is well-blended and starting to form together, pausing to scrape down the sides of the blender as needed. Scoop out mixture and roll into little balls. 

Yields 12 small, 8 large, or 6 extra-large bites. 


And for this week only, purchase hemp heart from Alternative Thinking for 10% off! Offer ends 17 May.

 

In the shop, our Spring Clearance Sale continues to run strong as we lovingly let go of our old stock. Take advantage of this epic sale in store, or have it shipped to your home by ordering online from our website or Etsy page.

As we shift the vibe of the shop and especially the clothing line—think “urban alternative” and “eco-fashion”—you’ll see more and more unique styles making their way to the shelves.
 


This week we received our first batch of clothing from Nomads Hemp Wear, a Canadian-based company dedicated to eco-friendly, fair trade, durable fabrics and comfortable yet extremely stylish designs.

Louis Seguin and Anik Descoteaux, owners of Nomads, are pioneers of the movement towards hemp and organic eco-clothing. They started their business in 2000 from the back of a VW van, sewing each product from the living rooms of friends, and selling their clothes as they travelled.
 

      
Exodus leggings (left) & Shakti booty shorts (right)

At the time, hemp fabric was stiff and hard, and they sought out manufacturers who could work with them to make a softer, comfortable hemp fabric that suited their urban/tribal styles. They succeeded. In line with their values for sustainable living, Louis and Anik use only organic, soft yet strong fabrics—blends of soy, bamboo, cotton, and hemp. These green fibres are the way of the future as they are the most eco-friendly.
 

      
Pagoda underwear (left) & Rapture leggings (right)

Nomads has been so successful that it’s now an international company with retailers across the globe. They continue to operate their business with a distinctly grassroots, personal vibe and commitment to living in harmony with Gaia and the communities around them.

Check out www.nomadshempwear.com for more info.

You won't be able to take these clothes off once you try them on. ;)

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