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how is hemp milk made

Follow This Guide to Make Hemp Milk in Under 5 Minutes!

If you’re searching for an alternative to dairy milk that is healthy, protein-rich, and easy to make from home, Hemp milk is about to make your day! Hemp milk is made from hemp seeds and has a deliciously nutty flavor and creamy consistency. It’s the perfect alternative to dairy, almond, coconut, or soy milk. And making your own couldn’t be any easier.

In this article, you’ll learn about the health benefits of hemp milk and what makes it a better alternative than nut or soy milk. You’ll discover how to make your own Hemp Milk in under 5 minutes, where to find quality Hemp Seeds for your Hemp Milk and the general wellness benefits of adding Hemp Milk to your diet.

The “Under 5 Minutes” Recipe

Hemp milk is perfect for the minimalist chef. It is effortlessly made of hemp seed and water. Anything else that you chose to add is for your creative pleasure. Here’s a simple and delicious recipe from allrecipes:

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Hemp seeds (My favorite is from Hippie Butter)
  • 3 c filtered water
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Place the hemp seeds and filtered water in a blender.
  2. Blend on high for one minute.
  3. Add any flavorings you wish to add, such as salt or vanilla extract if you want it sweeter.
  4. Blend again.
  5. Store in refrigerator for up to five days.

How to control it’s consistency:

If you want the consistency of the milk to be thicker, add more hemp seeds. If you prefer it thinner, add more water. You’ll know that it’s ready when it turns opaque and a little frothy. You can strain the milk if you like with cheesecloth or something similar. It’s not necessary, just a matter of preference.

This Youtube Video is a Huge Help

Katrina Meyer is a talented Youtuber who can make you a Hemp Milk Maker in a matter of minutes, check out her video below!

Where to Buy Quality Hemp Seed for Your Milk

#1. Only buy from a quality retailer

Before you make a really great hemp milk, you’re going to need to find a good quality hemp seed. There are a few things to consider when buying hemp seed. Luckily, it is readily available in stores and online at places such as:

#2. Check the Reviews

When shopping online, it’s helpful to look at reviews to see what other people are saying about the product. Find out what their experience has been to avoid the poor quality products lurking on the market.

#3. Make sure packaging is opaque

Hemp seeds can spoil when subject to excessive light, so look for packaging that is opaque and doesn’t have clear windows. Check the best by date to be sure you are getting the freshest seeds possible. This is especially important in some stores where certain products may not rotate as often. 

#4. Opt for non-GMO Hemp Seeds

Next, determine where the hemp seed is coming from and how it was harvested. Opt for hemp seed that is non-GMO and grown organically without pesticides. One of the most popular exporters of hemp seed today is Canada. All Canadian hemp seed is verified non-GMO, and you’ll be able to see the verified label on the package. Another popular exporter of hemp seed is China, but farmers there are not regulated as strictly. 

No Time to Make Your Own? Here are 3 Quality Hemp Milks to Consider

  1. Good Hemp – Their collection of Hemp Milks are carefully crafted to make sure they do not split in hot drinks.
  2. Living Harvest Tempt Hemp Milk – The Top Rated Hemp Milk in 2020 by Verywellfit
  3. Pacific Foods Hemp Milk – Best Price and non-GMO (Free of Carrageenan)

Why Consider It?

Hemp has a multitude of good qualities. According to an article on Delicious., Hemp is the highest source of plant-based protein, which makes it an excellent option for those who avoid meat. In fact, hemp has a higher protein content than beef. Unlike most protein powders, it is derived from cold pressing and sifting as opposed to chemical extraction. This allows hemp protein to retain its beneficial qualities. 

Because it is high in omega 3 (ALA) and omega 6 (GLA), hemp is considered to be heart healthy. It’s easy on digestions and promotes DNA repairing. Hemp milk is rich in nutrients like magnesium, iron, zinc, and vitamin B. It even has more calcium than dairy milk.

Why Is It Better Than Almond or Soy Milk?

What makes hemp milk a better choice than almond or soy milk? For one, hemp milk provides a milk alternative for those who are allergic to tree nuts, soy, or dairy. Secondly, it contains more protein or calcium than any of the other milks. And compared to soy milk, it doesn’t contain phytates that can interfere with the absorption of minerals. It’s also more digestible than soy milk which can frequently cause flatulence.

Furthermore, you won’t get high from hemp milk. Products made from hemp seed only have trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which causes the mind-altering effects associated with marijuana.

It’s Incredibly Versatile!

One of the great things about hemp milk is its versatility. With just a few ingredients, you can create a creamy and decadent treat. And there’s no surprise additives when you’re in control of what’s going in the blender!

The Conscious Dietician suggests adding a pinch of salt and one date to the recipe to add a little flavor. Other blend-in ideas are cacao powder, vanilla, honey, maple syrup, matcha, cinnamon, or turmeric. Get creative with the natural ingredients in your kitchen to create your favorite varieties.

Hemp milk can be used in place of dairy milk in any recipe. Just keep in mind that it has a nutty flavor that dairy milk does not. Use it in smoothies, over cereal, or in coffee and tea. Since it can be heated, it can be used to make lattes and cappuccinos. Feel free to add it to your baking or savory recipes too.

Beware of Additives

For those who want an even quicker way to add hemp milk to their diet, the commercially made variety is easily found in stores. Just beware of additive that may be present to thicken or preserve the product. More and more people are turning to hemp milk as an alternative to dairy, nut, or soy milk. The hemp milk market is booming and expected to reach $454 million by 2024.

Clearly, hemp milk is a healthy and easy addition to your diet. With a few simple ingredients on hand, you can always enjoy this fresh and nutrient milk. And you’ll always know what’s inside when you chose your own ingredients. Soon your smoothies, soups, and sauces will be even more heart-healthy and protein-rich with homemade hemp milk.

Conclusion

Dairy milk is hard on our digestive system and is also not the best in the sustainability department. Making the change to Hemp Milk is both great for your wellness, and also the planet! Click here to read how Hemp can help clean the soil of our planet!

Discussion Question: Have you tried Hemp Milk in the past? Let me know what your experience was like in the comments!

Thank for taking the time to read this article, my goal is to make you an expert in all things Hemp!

To your wellness,

Jess Etchemendy

Have questions? Email me at jess@greenlifeorganics.com

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