This 3-Minute Hemp Milk recipe is excellent for someone with a nut or soy allergy or in need of a quick and easy plant-based milk. Because hemp hearts (seeds) are soft, there's no need to soak them beforehand. They blend nicely in a high-powered blender.
Nutritionally, hemp hearts are a good source of omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids, as well as protein. This little powerhouse is also rich in magnesium—an important mineral for the brain, heart and skeletal muscles. If you want to geek out on the importance of magnesium, check out this paper.
3-Minute Hemp Milk is made with just 2 ingredients
- Hemp hearts (seeds)
I've used hemp milk on oatmeal, in smoothies, and in a Golden Milk Latte. Some ways to vary this recipe are: (1) add a pitted date that's been soaked in hot water for 5 minutes to soften; or (2) add a vanilla bean, scraped or a ⅛ teaspoon of alcohol-free vanilla extract prior to blending.
NOTE ABOUT GLUTEN FREE: For many with gluten sensitivities, hemp hearts are completely fine. However, for those with extreme sensitivities or allergies, like celiac disease, be sure to read the package more closely. You see, there have been some reports that cross-contamination can happen in the field and during handling, transportation, and storage. So just read the label to make sure your hemp hearts are gluten-free.
How to Make Hemp Milk
Put hemp hearts and cold water into a high-powered blender and blend for one minute or until smooth and creamy.* That's it!
Store in a mason jar or other airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
*If using add-ins like a date or vanilla, just add those with the hemp hearts and water.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, hemp milk is low in saturated fat, does not contain hormones (like cow's milk) and is a rich source of omega 3 essential fatty acids—shown to be anti-inflammatory and beneficial for heart and brain health. Hemp milk, when not strained, is also a good source of fiber, while cow's milk does not contain any fiber.
No. Cannabidiol (CBD) is found in the buds and flowers of hemp plants, not the seeds. So, hemp milk does not contain CBD.
It depends, but mostly yes. Hemp milk is allergen-friendly, has more omega 3 essential fatty acids, and has almost twice the protein as almond milk. While almond milk is a better source of Vitamin E, hemp milk is higher in other micronutrients like magnesium, zinc, thiamin, niacin, and phosphorus. So from a nutritional standpoint, hemp milk edges out almond milk. However, if you're someone who purchases store-bought plant-based milks instead of making your own, then almond milk might be preferred because it's more readily available and tends to be less expensive than hemp milk. Therefore, you have to decide what is most important to determine if hemp milk is better for you.
You can store leftover hemp milk in an airtight container for up to 5 days. You'll want to shake it before using, because there will be some separation while it sits in the refrigerator.
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