by on 09/09/2015 | Consumption

How to make homemade hemp milk

Hemp milk Looking for a dairy free substitute to cow’s milk? Try hemp milk! It’s easy to make, nutritious and tasty. Hemp milk supplies the body with necessary fatty acids, amino acids and minerals.

You will need

  • Blender
  • 160 grams of hulled hemp seeds
  • 1 litre of water
  • Optional: natural sweetener such as honey, stevia or maple syrup
  • Optional: salt, vanilla extract, pinch of cinnamon

To make hemp milk you will need a blender, a sieve and only 5 minutes of your time.

How to make homemade hemp milk

  • Mix peeled hemp seeds and water in a blender and blend for 1 to 2 minutes
  • Add water until you reach your desired thickness
  • Add optional ingredients
  • Blend again
  • Put through sieve
  • Enjoy!

Benefits of hemp seeds

Hemp seeds are considered a superfood. They are an excellent source of protein, minerals and dietary fibre.

Hemp seeds can be used to make hemp milk, as shown above. Hemp milk’s benefits range from promoting healthy skin, hair and nails, as well as increasing your mental capacity, heart condition and immune system.

Hemp protein powder is made from the seeds as well. The powder is of high quality in terms of amino acid composition. It contains 20 amino acids, from which 8 are essential.

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Ella Garreva

Thank you for promoting the benefits of Hempseed milk, however whilst the oil and protein emulsion (milk) is much more stable than the oil of hempseed alone, (oils and proteins work together , and we cannot absorb the oils on a cellular level unless they are consumed with sulphur bearing proteins) the Essential Fatty Acids, EFA's are extremely susceptible to rancidity once removed from their whole food matrix due to their highly unsaturated nature, therefore hempseed preparations should be created with whole hempseed, away from direct artificial light, with minimal processing and the addition of anti oxidants , i.e. fresh hemp leaves, flowers or other wild or organic green leaves, lemon, etc.
Please consume hempseed preparations immediately OR sooner whilst giving thanks. The electron rich EFA's are the precursors to the Endocannabinoid lipid ligands Anandamide and Sattwa*.*
Processed hempseed products have no real shelf life, and as this information circulates consumers/chefs will be seeking sources of quality hempseed with specific nutritional profiles with which to create and consume their own freshly prepared hempseed recipes.

*Sattwa is the Sanskrit name proposed for Endocannabinoid ligand 2-Arachidonoylglycerol, 2AG by Hempseed Organics Research.

25/03/2016

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