Make Your Own Organic Hemp Milk
* Organic shelled hemp seeds can be purchased online.
1 cup organic hemp seeds (shelled)
5-6 cups of purified water
Natural Sweetener of choice, to taste (raw agave nectar, raw honey or stevia)
You can also additionally add a bit of pure vanilla extract (optional)
Combine the water and the Shelled Hemp Seeds in a blender. Use more water to achieve a skim milk consistency and less water to produce a heavier cream consistency of the milk. Blend of ‘high’ speed for 2-4 minutes, or until you reach your desired consistency.
After blending, you can sweeten the hemp milk (optional) by adding desired amount of raw agave nectar, raw honey or stevia and blending again for 30-60 seconds to thoroughly blend. If adding vanilla extract, you would add it at this time as well. You can drink your hemp milk thick or strain it through a cheese cloth to remove the large seed particles. * The reserved seed pulp can then be used as an excellent body scrub, facial mask or compost.
Makes 6-7 cups of prepared hemp milk, and will stay fresh for 3 days in the refrigerator in a sealed glass container/s (I use mason jars). Shake well before each use.
Organic hemp milk is an excellent source of essential fatty acids (Omega-3 and Omega-6) as well as highly digestible plant protein.