Commercial hemp milk is dark in color, and has an unpalatable grassy flavor. But, homemade hemp milk is really fresh and delicious, is loaded with high quality digestible protein, and is super quick and easy.
This hemp seed milk recipe is really basic, and you can adapt it to your taste preference. The best part is, you don’t have to soak the seeds. So, you can be enjoying a glass of homemade hemp milk in minutes. Hemp milk is a fantastic alternative to dairy, soy and nut milks for those people living with food allergies. It is also highly nutritious. Not only is it a great source of protein, it also contains calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, fiber and B vitamins. Hemp milk supports heart health, is fabulous for healthy skin and hair, and boosts immunity.
For the greatest nutrition, enjoy your milk unstrained. But, for use in recipes, you’ll want to strain it. Either way, give this recipe a go. Once you try homemade hemp milk, you’ll never buy the commercial stuff again.
Hemp milk recipe
Unsweetened hemp milk ingredients:
1 cup raw shelled hemp seeds
3 cups filtered water Pinch of Celtic sea salt
Sweetened milk flavor:
1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
3 to 6 pitted dates,
2 to 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup, or other sweetener
1 tablespoon sunflower lecithin (optional)
Chocolate milk flavor:
2 tablespoons cacao powder, plus more to taste
Strawberry milk flavor:
2 cups fresh strawberries, plus more to taste
What to do
Throw the hemp seeds, water, and salt in your blender, and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until the seeds are completely pulverized. Use whole milk to maximize nutrition. Or strain for a smoother, more commercial-style milk for use in recipes.
To strain, place a nut milk bag or knee-high piece of sheer nylon hosiery over the opening of a glass bowl, jar or jug. Pour the milk into the bag, twisting the bag closed, and gently squeezing it to pass the liquid through.
Rinse your blender container, and pour the strained milk back in. Add the vanilla, sweetener, and any flavorings, and blast again, until smooth and creamy.
Store the milk in a sealed container in the fridge. Hemp milk will keep for about 3 days in a very cold fridge.
Source: The Blender Girls