You would hardly find hemp milk outside like from brands as It’s not popular like other milk. we bet It you’ve gone to the store and you’ve seen shelves full of those boxes those rectangular boxes of soy milk, almond milk, oat milk and there are not very many boxes of hemp milk because it’s not quite as popular yet but honestly it’s even more delicious than the other ones.
Hemp mIlk benefits
Hemp milk is a simple nutritious drink. It’s made by blending water with the seeds of the hemp plant. Many people assume that hemp which is closely related to marijuana has psychoactive effects however that’s not the case
Hemp milk is made from the edible part of the cannabis Sativa or marijuana plant seed. However, it does not contain any of the THC which is the psychoactive compound of marijuana
Hemp milk over some unique health benefits not offered by dairy or other plant-based milk. In addition to being lactose-free hemp milk is considered appropriate for those with a number of common allergies and intolerances. Hemp seeds are safe for people with tree, nut, soy, or dairy allergies that prohibit them from drinking other kinds of milk.
Hemp milk is high in fat ranging from about 5 to 8 grams per cup. This is comparable to a glass of 2% more whole dairy milk. But unlike saturated fat and dairy, the fats of hemp milk are heart-healthy and include omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which play an important role in supporting whole-body health.
Hemp milk also has around 5 grams of protein per cup. It contains all of the essential amino acids, while most plant and plant-based milk are missing certain pieces of the amino acid puzzle. When it comes to calcium a cup typically contains more calcium than cow’s milk but that varies depending on the brand.
Hemp is a hardy sustainable crop that requires relatively low amounts of water to grow. Best of all it has a creamy consistency and can be used directly in place of milk and things like cereal, desserts, and smoothies. If you choose to buy premade hemp milk there are a number of things to keep in mind.
first and foremost lookout for added sugars
If replacing dairy in the diet hemp milk fortified with calcium, vitamin D and vitamin b12 is preferable.
Finally, some controversy exists over the safety of carrageenan. A seaweed-derived additive is used as a thickener in many foods including plant notes. While credible scientists have argued that it’s safe you may wish to choose a brand that does not contain it.
These are just a couple of reasons why you might consider adding head milk into your daily routine
How to make Hemp Milk
It has a slightly nutty flavor and it’s very high in protein. so we’re going to teach you how to make it and it’s really really simple.
now like we said we’re going to use hemp seeds today and we don’t know if you can see these beautiful little hemp seeds in here. We buy them by the five-pound bag and we leave them in the freezer and we’re going to put 1 cup of hemp seeds into the blender.
There we go one cup of hemp seeds in the blender now we have 3 cups of water in here and we’re just going to put 3 cups of water
What we have here is 2 dates that we soaked and We also took the pit out because it’s good to have a little bit of sweetness in the hemp milk. You could also use a little bit of maple syrup or any sweetener like stevia or none at all.
So we’re going to put 2 soaked dates with the pit taken out. we have some raw vanilla powder and these really fun little spoons.
So you’re going to use a dash of vanilla if you like vanilla which we do we’re going to add a little more here. Righty we’re ready that’s all it takes
- 3 cups water
- 2 dates soaked
- 1 cup of hemp seeds dash vanilla ( If desired)
and we are just going to blend this until everything gets smooth. It will take 30-40 seconds to blend it on high.
Now the important part here is this little bag. It’s called a nut milk bag because this is where you’re going to actually pour the nut milk through there and with clean hands we’re just going to gently squeeze this to get all the milk out of here. It will smell delicious.
You can really spend a lot of time squeezing this. we’re not going to go too crazy here so squeeze it till it’s all out of there and then what we’re going to do well first what we’re going to do is pour yourself a glass and try it.
It will taste so yummy that you would love to drink this immediately.
You can use this hemp milk while making the chia seed pudding. We can just drink it alone. If you have fresh blueberries and raspberries and blackberries you can put some of the milk on top of it so there are a lot of different ways to use hemp milk.
You can store your hemp milk with any container so you might double the recipe next time and you can try to use it within two to three days because there are no preservatives in here so you don’t want it to go bad.
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