Homemade Hemp Milk (4 Ways)
Updated: Mar 27, 2018
Woke up this morning, realized we were out of nut milk, and said to myself, "no problem, I got this!..." in just 5 minutes I whipped up a fresh batch of homemade hemp milk. With so much time to spare, I played around and made some flavored hemp milks and...voila! Here you are with a four pack of delicious, incredibly nutritious hemp milk. Say goodbye Nesquick and hello Hempquick (hey, I should brand that!):)
Homemade Hemp Seed Milk
(5 minutes, makes ~1 quart)
Hemp seeds are an excellent source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, and contain all 10(!?) essential amino acids, making them a nearly “perfect” source of protein. Also loaded with vitamins and minerals including (tons of) iron, magnesium, zinc, as well as vitamin B12 (something vegetarians and vegans are often lacking), this make an excellent, easy and affordable alternative to dairy. They even contain a little chlorophyll, how cool is that?
Hemp seeds grind up to a smooth milk without straining, and if you desire a little flavor, color or just some extra nutrient punch, here are some excellent superfood flavor ideas. For a creamier result, I recommend soaking the seeds for up to an hour in filtered water. That is, if you have the time...;)
1/2 cup hemp hearts (shelled hemp seeds)
3 cups filtered water
Dash of vanilla extract
Dash of salt
Put all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Serve milk chilled or warm. Add flavorings if desired...note: If you decide to add raw honey as a sweetener just do not heat the milk as it will diminish the nutrients.
Chocolate: mix with 1 Tbsp raw cacao powder, touch of cinnamon, dash of cayenne, dash of vanilla, sweetener of choice (I used a little fair trade Agave Nectar).
Wheatgrass: mix with 1 tsp wheatgrass powder (I like Navitas brand) and a touch of fair trade Agave Nectar.
Beetroot: mix with 1 Tbsp beetroot powder (can sub blending with 1/4 roasted beet). Add sweetener if desired.