I make some type of non-dairy milk every week. Homemade milk takes very little time to make, tastes much better than store-bought, and doesn’t contain any additives — it’s just the nut or seed and water; that’s it. This week I made hemp milk. Two ingredients is all it takes: hemp seeds and water. You can use a high-speed blender or a nut milk maker, but either way you do it, you will be happy to be able to use it in everything during the week. I use it to make smoothies, I put it in cereal, I make faux-cream sauces and soups, and this week I’m going to make chia pudding.
Hemp seeds are a superfood. They are high in protein, easily digestible, and contain a full complement of amino acids. They contain disease-fighting phytonutrients that are good for your blood, immune system, tissues and skin. Hemp contains a specific fatty acid that acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory. It also helps balance hormones, making it a great choice to fight the symptoms of PMS. This super seed is also good for your liver and your brain.
For this batch, I used my electric nut milk maker; it’s awesome! See my previous post showing how to make Homemade Almond Milk for info on this great appliance.
All you do is put 2 cups of organic hemp seeds into your blender or nut milk maker…
Add filtered water…
Blend and strain. (If you look closely at the photo below, you can see the beautifully green speckles you get in hemp milk…)
Keep it in the fridge for the week and enjoy it in everything!
Homemade Hemp Milk
(makes 6 cups)
2 cups organic hemp seeds
6 cups filtered water
Put the seeds and the water in a blender or nut milk maker. Whiz it up until the seeds are finely ground and the liquid is opaque, about 5 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve. Store in bottles in the refrigerator. Enjoy!