Monday, April 22, 2013

Meatless Monday - Hemp Milk

raw hemp milk
Home-made raw hemp milk
We're always looking for healthy foods and drinks, especially tasty milk/soy alternatives.  With its nutty flavor and creamy texture, our first try at home-made hemp milk turned out very well.  And no worries one won't get high on hemp milk - the seeds, and products made from them, don't contain any THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive component of marijuana.  In addition the "milk" provides both omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids in a healthy three-to-one ratio and 10 essential amino acids, making it a good vegetarian source of protein.  Other nutrients include magnesium, phytosterols, ascorbic acid, beta-carotene, calcium, fiber, iron, potassium, phosphorus, riboflavin, niacin and thiamin (health facts from http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400584/High-on-Hemp-Milk.html).

Soak (one or more hours) which helps soften seeds, but not necessary
1/2 cup raw shelled hemp seeds in
3 cups of filtered water

soaking hemp hearts
Soaking hemp hearts
Add pinch of salt and honey or maple syrup to taste.  Blend on high for 30 seconds.  Strain or leave pulp in.  Great for smoothies, on cereal or by itself!

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