Hemp Milk is a powerhouse of nutrition, and it’s so easy to make.
If you’re a busy person, eating healthy, well-balanced meals tailored to your current diet can be very difficult. Lots of us are preparing food in advance, to help us survive the oncoming assault of tasks that will burden us throughout the week. Even so, we still need some fast, nutritious add-ins.
Hemp milk is a simple and tasty addition to almost any diet. You can use it to add nutrition to everyday foods. Hemp milk is great in protein shakes, you can substitute it for dairy milk in cereal, or simply drink it directly with a little added honey.
Below we outline the advantages of adding hemp milk into your diet, and how to make Ministry of Hemp’s version!
WHAT ARE THE NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF HEMP MILK?
Hemp is a superfood among superfoods. The little shelled seed is easily digestible, nutrient rich, and is a tasty addition to pretty much everything. Hemp seeds contain all 10 essential amino acids, which are highly-important because our bodies cannot produce them. In addition to the Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acids, the seeds contain plant-based fats, antioxidants, fiber, and even natural chlorophyll. On top of all, the seeds are extremely easy to digest, requiring very low amounts of energy to digest. As we’ve written about before, hemp is perfect for keto diets.
This is what makes hemp milk so special, because it carries all the nutritional benefits of hemp seeds in a different form. Hemp milk makes it even easier to consume this little superseed.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN HEMP MILK
All you’ll need is the following ingredients:
- Shelled hemp seeds, also known as hemp hearts (1 Cup)
- Water (3 cups)
- Salt (a pinch)
- Sweetener (to taste)
We like to use pitted dates or organic raw honey to sweeten our hemp milk. Add as much as you want for these ingredients, as it depends on your taste. There’s lot of other possible ingredients, but these are key. Everything else added will be for flavor and personal taste, which is the best part!
Step 1: Put the shelled hemp seeds (1 cup) into your blender.
Since we’re using shelled hemp seeds, there is no need for us to soak the seeds or strain them after blending. I highly suggest using this since it is easier to make and has virtually no mess.
Step 2: Put the water into the blender.
This step is important for the thickness of your milk. I like to use a ratio of 3:1, water to hemp seeds. If you would like a thicker milk, use less water, and vice versa. Keep in mind that the more you make hemp milk (trust me you’ll want to make it all the time) the better you’ll become balancing the ratio.
Step 3: Add the salt for taste and as a preservative. Add your chosen sweetener and any other optional ingredients.
Step 4: Blend the ingredients together for 20-30 seconds.
And that’s it!
SOME FUN WAYS TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR HEMP MILK
Aside from honey and pitted dates, you have a plethora of options for flavoring. You can use vanilla & cinnamon for a horchata-inspired milk. We’ve tried chocolate syrup for chocolate hemp milk, and you can even use strawberry syrup for strawberry flavored milk.
As with any recipe, keep practicing and work to make it your own. And in no time, you’ll be a hemp milk master!
Thanks to our reader, Marjorie H., for suggesting this article!