Hemp Milk

Whether you like it poured over a big bowl of crunchy granola, frothed to perfection & gently place on a fresh brewed cup of coffee, blended into your favourite smoothie, or folded into a delicious batch of dairy-free gooey chocolate chuck cookies (DROOL!), this homemade hemp milk is the perfect alternative to conventional dairy, soy & other nut milks. 

This recipe is really basic (In a good way), allowing you to adapt it to your taste preference & prepare it in a matter of minutes! Oh & what's an added bonus? There's no soaking or straining required! The pulp is virtually non existent due to the softness of the hemp seed. 

I've chosen to feature hemp hearts for of all the pervious reasons, but also because of their nutritional profile. Did you know, hemp hearts contain 10 grams of plant-based protein and 10 grams of omega-3 and omega-6 per 30-gram serving (more than a comparable serving of flax or chia). If you want to see how exactly these little seeds stack up to other super seeds, click here.

the knowledge:

  • perfect protein - containing all 20 amino acids & each of the 9 essential amino acids 

  • 3:1 ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acids

  • source of GLA

  • rich in minerals

  • high in dietary fibre, both soluble & un-soluble

how to use hemp hearts:

  • sprinkle on salads

  • stir into cereal

  • top yogurt

  • blend into smoothies

  • fold into cookies


what you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup hemp hearts

  • 3 cups h20

  • pinch of sea salt

the steps:

  1. In a high speed blender, add the hemp hearts, h20 & salt. Blend on high for 60-90 seconds, until smooth. 

  2. Pour into a glass bottle & store in the refrigerator 3-4 days.

  3. This is the unsweetened recipe, to give the milk a little flavour flav, take a peak below for wellthy additions.  


the flavours:

natural unsweetened (please refer to the original recipe)

chocolate

  • 1 tbsp raw cacao

  • 1/4 tsp maca

vanilla

  • 1/2 tsp natural vanilla extract

strawberry

  • 1/2 cup frozen organic strawberries


what's your favourite way to enjoy this delicious beverage? Stay tuned for something you'll CEREAL-ously want to try (it's wellth approved).

 

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