Hemp seeds are truly nutritious, and one of their best uses is in the production of non-dairy milk – a vegan milk alternative – Hemp Milk. So let’s share our recipe for hemp milk, read on…
Used by some as a alternative base in soap making, and others as an alternative milk source, producing hemp milk is very simple, as you will see in our hemp seed recipes below.
But why should we produce hemp milk when we can easily buy soy milk in the shops. Well, may you did not read about the studies with soy that seem to indicate that it is not really a human food, and more like a waste animal product that has been marketed as a food? Studies that show how soy negatively affects fertility (see ‘soy and infertility‘) as well as being an issue to many who are actually allergic to soy without realising it (see ‘Where the Soys Are‘). Soy has many dangers worth looking at on the raw food site www.alivefoods.com. Soy milk and soy protein may both show as an allergy with symptoms that include bloating. Sadly soy is hidden in many products as ‘vegetable protein’ in ‘vegetable oil’ and MSG as well as other food additives worth staying away from.
Here at Hemp Foods Australia, we recommend a whole food diet with foods as close to nature as possible. And hemp milk is so simple and close to nature. To make this vegan, gluten-free and certified organic hemp milk you may follow this simple recipe as below.
You already know that our organic hemp seeds contain a balance of omega-3, omega-6, omega-9 and GLA, as well as a full high quality protein that contains all 10 amino acids. And your hemp milk does too!
And of course, first you will need to buy organic hemp seeds. The only tool you need is a blender. We recommend the Vita Mix blender, though any other blender will also work.
Hemp Milk Recipe
This is the preferred way of making hemp milk, a truly basic essential
- 100g organic hulled seeds
- 25g organic almonds (soaked overnight and rinsed) (or just stick to 125g total of hemp seeds)
- 1-2 tsp. cinnamon (optional)
- 2 drops organic vanilla extract (or 1 organic wild vanilla bean)
- 1 tbsp honey OR agave OR stevia OR coconut palm sugar (your preference)
- 500ml water
Blend all ingredients thoroughly using a food blender. Add optional cinnamon powder (up to 2 tsp.) and vanilla (make sure it is 100% pure). Filter through a cloth (optional). Chill for at least one hour. Keeps refrigerated for 2-3 days.
* Recipe adapted from H.E.M.P.- Healthy Eating Made possible- a holistic cookbook and nutritional guide available from all good book stores, via the Internet
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