Move Over Almond Milk, This Milk is the New Dairy Alternative!

Move Over Almond Milk, This Milk is the New Dairy Alternative!

Non-dairy milk is becoming increasingly popular these days. But often hemp milk and other non-dairy milks bought in the store, are loaded with preservatives, unpronounceable ingredients, fillers and synthetic vitamins.

There’s no need to worry about these things, because the ingredients in this simple, homemade hemp milk recipe packs plenty of nutrients and protein.

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Benefits of Hemp Milk:

A glass of hemp milk complements your breakfast, while also providing you with a variety of nutrients. Just one serving of hemp seeds or 3 tablespoons, consits of 10 grams of complete plant-based protein. These is are easier to digest compared to other plant proteins, like soy.

A serving also contains 10 grams of omega fatty acids, which includes important omega-3 and omega-6. Omega-3 is also known for its anti-inflammatory benefits which supports your brain, heart and skin.

Lastly, hemp seeds offer various minerals and vitamins. Just 1 serving provides 25% of the recommended daily value of vitamin B1 or thiamine, which is needed for a healthy cardiovascular and nervous systems/ It also provides 45% of magnesium, an important nutrient that promotes healthy digestion, high energy, stress reduction and less headaches.

Uses of Hemp Milk:

You can use hemp milk as an alternative to almond milk. These include granola, cereal, smoothies or oats.

Hemp Milk Recipe:

8 pitted Medjool dates (you can add more depending on desired sweetness)
4 cups water
1 cup hemp seed
1/4 teaspoon vanilla (optional)

1. Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender.
2. Blend until completely smooth.
3. Store in lidded glass jars.
4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. This milk will last in the refrigerator for about 4 days.

– For those with a regular blender, if your hemp milk has too much pulp, use a cheesecloth or nut milk bag to separate the liquid from any seed or date particles.
– You can scale this recipe up or down. Just use the ratio of 1 cup water: 1/4 cup hemp seeds: 2 dates