Hurray for Hemp and Hemp Milk!

hemp milkI bought hemp milk at our local Herbmart natural grocery store, but it didn’t really taste all that good.  Once we got this recipe (thanks Laura!), we’ve all become hooked, including Dan’s teenage athlete daughter.  It’s very, very, VERY filling!

Here’s the Hemp Milk recipe, and then a few words on hemp because we love it so …

Hemp Milk

5 Tbsp Hemp Seeds

1 Tbsp Maca

4 Cups Water

1/4 Cup Vanilla Agave Nectar (or Local Honey)

1/4 tsp Cinnamon

1/8 tsp Cardamom

1/8 tsp Sun Fire Salt

Add all ingredients to a Vita-Mix or other high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Drink immediately or chill for later enjoyment.

We also add this hemp milk recipe to any smoothies we’re making – just leave out the sweetener and use a banana or other fruit instead.

When you’re really hungry, or feeding always-starving teenagers, hemp milk is a staple to have on hand!

A few words about Hemp
Hemp Seeds

Once I read about the superfood Hemp in David Wolfe’s Superfood book, I instantly became a passionate supporter of all things hemp (which is NOT marijuana).  Hemp seeds have little to no THC – the hallucinogenic chemical found in marijuana.  Instead, they are high in protein, containing all the essential amino acids for your body to create protein.  (check out the Tonya Kay video about amino acids and protein – she explains this really well).  Hemp seeds are also high in Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s).

When eaten on their own, the seeds taste a little bit nutty and make a great salad topping.  Though I must say that I got some hemp seeds in the refrigerated section of the local natural grocery store and they didn’t taste nearly as moist and yummy as the pristine hemp seeds we get from David Favor.  It’s worth the upgrade!

I can go on and on about the value of hemp as a commercial crop, but I’ll save that rave for another posting.  Stay tuned and in the meantime, enjoy your hemp milk!



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