I LOVE how many options there are for dairy-free milk today. The most popular substitutes are soy and almond, which not everyone can have! So I8217;m showing you how to make hemp milk. It8217;s a nut-free option that8217;s incredibly creamy and nutritious!
While oat, soy and rice milk are the big nut-free milk in stores, did you know that you can make 8216;milk8217; out of seeds? Flaxseed, hemp hearts, sesame, pumpkin seeds8230; the list is endless of seeds that can be turned into milk.
Once you learn how to make hemp milk, you can apply the same process to just about any seed you want to try. I want to know your results! Different kinds of milk act differently in recipes, so don8217;t be afraid to experiment until your smoothies and baked goods are just how you want them.
Unlike other homemade milk, there8217;s no need to soak hemp hearts before you blend them. So you can measure your 1 cup of hemp hearts and 3 cups of water straight into that blender.
Blend on high speed for about 2 minutes or until the seeds are completely liquified. This may take longer depending on how high powered your blender is. I know some blenders have a milk function, so you can try that out too!
Blender8211; You don8217;t need a high-powered blender, though it will make this easier! Check out my guide on the best blenders for your budget.
Cheesecloth8211; Any time you make plant-based milk, you need a way to strain it. Whether you use a nut milk bag, a clean tea towel or cheesecloth, you want a way to remove the pulp from your gorgeous new milk.
One major benefit of hemp milk is it is a worthy alternative for those with nut allergies. More than that, hemp seeds contain healthy fat and protein. It contains more protein than almond or rice milk. 1 cup of this superfood milk contains 4.7 grams of protein and over 7 grams of healthy fat. Def use it in your next chocolate or vanilla protein shake!
Yes! Hemp seeds are full of healthy fat and protein. It8217;s a great nut-free option for those needing plant-based milk without nuts. If you make your own hemp milk, it will be free of any weird fillers and gums often found in store-bought milk.
If you8217;re looking for some smoothie recipes to make with your fresh batch of homemade hemp milk, then check out this list:
- Fresh hemp milk should last 4-5 days in the refrigerator. It will separate while sitting, so be sure to shake it up before using.
- You can replace milk in almost any recipe with hemp milk, so don8217;t be afraid to try it in smoothies, baking and more.
- This recipe yields about 4 cups of milk.
- I like to freeze the hemp pulp in an ice cube tray to add to smoothies for an extra boost.