Not Your Ordinary Apple Crisp #HempHearts @ManitobaHarvest @Fitapproach #Sweatpink

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I love apple season!

But who really doesn’t love to eat straight from the farm apples? As many of you know, we love supporting local farmers and our community.

As soon as September rolls around, I am already planning our first excursion to the local orchard. We would even pick apples together, before my daughter was born. I remember the first time we decided to go to Mountain Apple Orchard, we invited two friends and the four of us couldn’t have looked more like urbanites if we tried. I wore nice sandals, one of my branded cross body purses and my husband sported his nicest polo and our friends, well you can imagine how silly they looked at the orchard with business casual dress shoes.

And now, well we take our daughter and often join friends. She loves  the atmosphere, the energy of the other farm goers, and new season just as much of me and her papa. They have tractor rides, hay games and so much more. If you are local, you must check it out.

While visiting the farm, we eat so many apples in the field of all varieties. They are often sour, but amazing!  Nothing screams FALL like a fresh Macintosh picked straight from the tree, with your own hands. Buying apples directly from a store is so overrated.

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When I was accepted to participate in the Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts trial and undertake my first brand giveaway, I immediately thought I am going to give them a try in my personalized apple crisp recipe. My husband kindly peeled and cored all the apples. I carefully and thoughtfully mixed the granola topping, making sure to remember to add the Hemp Hearts.

How can you beat the smell of apple crisp baking in the oven on a cold fall day. Moreover with all the benefits that the Hemp Hearts have to offer, why wouldn’t you want to add them to your foods. I even snuck a little bit into brownies and a potato and leek soup I made recently.

No one could even tell the difference! Mouth watering.

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Here you go! Delicious, fresh apple crisp straight from my home to yours. Well not quite so lucky, you can only imagine how delicious it was, sweet but with a slight taste of “earthy”.

Click here —> If you want your own chance to receive a bag of Manitoba Harvest hemp hearts to try, check out my a Rafflecopter giveaway!

I was provided with a free sample of Hemp Hearts in exchange for an honest review. All views expressed are my own.

Mid-Year Update on My Personal Goals

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Alright, so we are just over half way through the year and I thought I would take this time to reevaluate my goals, and to share my “refreshed” goals for the remainder of the year.

1. I have decided not to do my half marathon this year, given my knee injury. Instead I will run two – 1o km races and two – 5km races.

2. Maintain my modified Paleo lifestyle.

3. Complete my group fitness instructor certification (I am on track to be finished by August).

4. Read three books not related to parenting and not related to my job (doesn’t seem like a lot but boy it is hard to focus on reading in the evening after a busy day at the office and home). Will share titles soon.

5. Integrate yoga practice, even not weekly — biweekly into my work out routine to open up my hip flexors and to help become a bit more grounded. Sometimes, I find the stress of balancing it all to be a challenge.