I gave up dairy many years ago and relied on rice milk instead. But recently I discovered homemade nut milks and have become a true convert. Much creamier, tastier and more nourishing than the rice version. Lately, though, I tried homemade hemp seed milk for the first time and thought I would share the recipe.
You can use the milk in SMOOTHies, on cereal or to make Spicy Raw Hot Chocolate or try a SMOOTH Cool Chocolate Hemp Milk: just whisk up some hemp milk with some Raw Cacao Powder and Lucuma Powder or Coconut Palm Sugar to taste and plonk in some ice cubes.
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1 Cup Raw Chocolate Company Shelled Hemp Seeds* (no need to soak)
3 Cups Filtered Water
3 Pitted Medjool Dates, depending how sweet you want it
1Tsp Vanilla Extract
Pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt
Optional: 1Tbsp Organic Soya Lecithin or
1 Tsp Coconut Oil to make it creamier
Blend for about a minute until smooth.
Some people like to use it as it is for a fuller flavour and of course you get all the nutrients, but you can also strain it through a nut milk bag . You can always dry the pulp and use it in burgers, cakes or smoothies.
This recipe makes about 1/2 to 3/4 of a litre
It will keep chilled in a sealed container for about 2 or 3 days.
Hemp seeds are a good source of protein, B vitamins, Vitamin E, minerals and omega oils.
Copyright: Chris McGowan