Homemade Hemp Milk

I mentioned in an earlier post all the amazing health benefits of hemp seeds, in case you missed it, check it out here.  I thought I would share how easy it is to make your own hemp milk. If you tried my almond milk recipe you’ll see it’s pretty much the same process.  Really simple, really fast!  In minutes you have your own additive-free, chemical-free hemp milk!  It’s also dairy free, nut free, and vegan.hemp milk 4Yields 5 cups

1 cup hemp hearts (shelled hemp seeds) try to buy organic!
4 cups filtered water
Pinch of sea salt
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
6-8 drops liquid stevia (optional)
*you can also sweeten it with 5-6 dates or a 1 Tbsp of honey, would make it non-vegan

Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend on high for 1-3 minutes.  hemp milk1Strain the milk through a nut milk bag or cheese cloth. I noticed with the hemp seeds I don’t have as much pulp leftover as I do with almonds.  Store in an air tight container and refrigerate.  Use within 3-5 days.  Shake well before using!hemp milk3The calorie content is a bit higher for hemp milk. Hemp seeds average about 65-70 calories per tablespoon, but remember, it’s loaded with healthy omega 3 & 6 fatty acids and protein!

Nutritional Info for 1/2 cup
110 Calories, 1g Carbs, 9g Fat, 5g Protein, 6mg Sodium, 0g Sugar

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