Although some people decide to try out a hemp milk recipe due to lactose concerns, there are many benefits associated with regular consumption of hemp milk. This delicious beverage is easy to make and can be a wonderful alternative to other types of dairy substitutes.
Hemp milk is starting to gain attention as a few manufacturers in the country have begun to use raw imports for various goods. Oregon and a few other locations are also experimenting with allowing farmers to grow this type of cannabis legally. Unlike the green plants sold to get people “high,” the hemp seeds used for homemade milk do not contain THC.
Lactose intolerant people are not the only ones who prefer to avoid dairy products. There are also many vegetarians and vegans who have objections to consuming certain cow products. Although you can find soy and almond milk at the store, fresh hemp milk provides a superior experience.
Not only does it bring a rich, nutty flavor to your dishes, it is easy to make. You can adjust the basic recipe depending on what you want to use the milk for. It can be drank straight, added to cereal or even used in your favorite almond or soy milk recipes. For those accustomed to making their own almond milk, a hemp milk recipe will be fast and easy. This is because hemp seeds require no soaking time. You can complete the process in minutes rather than hours!
You will need a powerful blender for the smoothest results. However, if yours is unable to puree the ingredients, you can filter out the fibrous bits or leave them in and shake well, accepting it as a thicker beverage.
- Add one cup each hemp seeds and pure water into blender
- Mix on low to medium for one minute
- Add an additional three cups of water
- Blend for two to five minutes
- Strain, chill and serve
To this basic recipe, you can add eight dates for sweetness. Soak them in 1/2 cup hot water for at least ten minutes prior to blending. Alternatively, add 1/4 cup honey.
For a fuller, richer milk, use one of these sweeteners, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt.
You can experiment with the recipe as you like. Cut the water in half and add some fruit for an instant smoothie. Play around with your favorite vegetables to see if you can find a combination for a powerful lunch boost.
The hemp seeds have several health benefits, including vitamins A, E and B12. With 10 essential amino acids, potassium and almost half the daily calcium requirements for a healthy adult, a glass of milk each day made from fresh hemp seeds will do wonders for your immune system.
The amazing benefits associated with hemp consumption and the ease of making your own milk are the perfect reasons to start making your very own hemp milk. Start taking charge with this simple recipe!