Hemp Seed milk has a nutty flavour and is packed with nutritional benefits. Hemp seed milk contains many important minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron, folic acid and zinc. It also boasts vitamins such as A, E, D, B12, 10 essential amino acids and omega oils 3 and 6. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find a healthier way to quench your thirst!
Making the milk is a really simple process, you don’t even have to strain it if you are happy to have it ‘rustic’. It’s great in smoothies, porridge or muesli – especially a grain-free one like my fruity and delicious super seed muesli recipe which you’ll find in the MeMeMe recipe archives!
Hemp Seed Milk : Makes Two Cups
- ⅓ cup hemp seeds
- 2 cups water
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla
- 1 date, soaked and pitted (optional)
- Blend the hemp seeds
Take your hemp seeds and place them in a blender. Add the 2 cups of water, , cinnamon and vanilla. Blend for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Separate the hemp seed from the milk (optional)
Pour your hemp milk into a nut milk bag* over a large bowl. Squeeze the bag so that the milk flows through the bag and into the bowl. The hemp seed pulp will be left inside the bag and can be discarded.
- Refrigerate your milk
Place your milk into a container and place it in the coldest part of the refrigerator. The milk should last 2 to 3 days before spoiling.
*Note: Don’t have a nut milk bag? Try a clean, white T-shirt or the leg of a pair of nude tights instead.
More recipes from Rachel Collins: Fruity and delicious super seed muesli recipe