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Hemp Milk Recipe (Strawberry & BlackBerry!)

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Hey Guys!

Today I wanted to share one of our favorite non-dairy milks with you… HEMP MILK.

When we first cut out dairy from our diet, hemp milk wasn’t even on our radar. It was  pretty much soy and almond milk, but as time went on we discovered a lot of options such as: Coconut, Rice, Hemp, Sunflower, Flax and even the combination of milks like coconut almond milk!

It’s awesome to have these varieties at all health food stores, even conventional grocery stores and coffee shops. But almost all of these non-dairy milks have soooo many preservatives and additives, like Carrageenan (linked to inflammation and gut problems) and Guar Gum (heavily processed, made from beans,and also linked to stomach issues).

I could go on and on, but my thoughts are: Most store-bought non-dairy milks contain preservatives, and nasty ones at that! A lot of people switch from cows-milk to non-dairy milk because cows milk is extremely hard to digest, causing extreme inflammation.  But the store-bought non-dairy milks are turning out to be not so great for your body and health either!

What can you Do?!

Make your own non-dairy milks

It’s so easy.

Today I’m sharing a Super Easy (no nut milk bag required) hemp milk recipe. We get our Hemp Seeds From Nutiva, we love them. Their products are so clean and they really are dedicated to education.  But any Hemp Seeds will do:)

Basic Hemp Milk

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup hemp seeds
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract or vanilla bean
  • 2-4  dates, pits removed and soft (number of dates depends on how sweet you like it)

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a container with a lid and store in the refrigerator. Serve cold. Will keep for 4-5 days.

*Shake before pouring, separation is natural.

Strawberry or BlackBerry Hemp Milk …MMM MMM Good!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup hemp seeds
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract or vanilla bean
  • 2 dates, pits removed and soft
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries or blackberries* (use Seasonal, Local and/or Organic berries when you can!)

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a container with a lid and store in the refrigerator. Serve cold. Will keep for 4-5 days. *Fresh or frozen berries will work.

*Shake before pouring, separation is natural.

This hemp milk is really delicious!

Now you might be thinking “what they heck am I going to do with a bunch of Strawberry Hemp Milk? Let me tell you:

  • Pour it in your cereal
  • Make pancakes/waffles with it
  • Make Smoothies
  • Make Banana Soft serve with it
  • Make a tea latte with it
  • Drink it
  • Serve it with cookies

My mind is racing with flavor ideas… thinking a chocolate-mint, hemp milk is in our future… doesn’t that sound good?! 

Have you tried making your own milk? Hemp milk? Share your experience in the comments below.


YOUR COMMENTS


  • Dina Anthony May 6, 2014, 4:46 am

    I like it. I was making almond milk before and have a lot of the almond meal in my freezer, not sure what to do with it. Than I switched to unsweetened low fat soy milk (Natura brand) because it didn’t have the carrageen, guar gum and other additives found in the other plant milks I found at the grocery store. I tolerate soy so started using it. (I used to drink Vitasoy brand soy milk years ago). This recipe you have looks good and easy to make cause nothing is wasted. I will give it a try ! (And yes, with berries- like frozen cherries and raw cocoa powder-yum!)

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    • sarah May 6, 2014, 4:25 pm

      Hey Dina!
      Such a great point about the almond meal! We actually have some in our freezer and peter is not a fan lol. We have made a few things with almond meal but they have been only “OK”. Hemp milk is great you should give it a try. And chocolate and cherry is always a winner in my book:)

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  • Olivia Lane May 12, 2014, 4:57 pm

    Dina: Try the almond meal in muffins. I like it that way. I use 1 part whole wheat flour (I’m not GF, but if you are you could sub it with your fav GF flour is) and 1 part almond meal. I use bananas and chocolate chips in the muffins too. Who doesn’t like something with chocolate chips?

    Excited to try strawberry milk. I may start by making one glass though.

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