Make Mine (Hemp) Milk August 15 2014

What was once trendy only for vegans and the lactose-intolerant, nut milks like almond and cashew are so delicious, all kinds of people are loving their non-dairy beverages each day.

Whether you avoid animals milk for ethical reasons, an intolerance, or because you are concerned about the health problems associated with dairy, hemp milk is also a nutritious and tasty nut milk to add to your diet.

Hemp milk is made from a simple blend of hemp seeds and water. The mixture provides a creamy texture with a taste best described as ‘nutty.’ And unlike cows milk, hemp milk is easy for the body to digest.

Hemp seeds (hulled hemp nuts) are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, all 10 essential amino acids plus GLA, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, vitamin A and magnesium. Hemp milk is free of cholesterol yet rich in riboflavin, folic acid, iron and zinc.

A literal power house of essential nutrients that play a vital role in supporting a strong immune system, clear skin and healthy hair, and increased mental capacity, not to mention improving circulation and decreasing inflammation.

Hemp milk can be found in most health food stores, or, even better, make it yourself! You’ll need hemp seeds, purified water and a piece cheesecloth or a nut-milk bag. The process is faster than making almond milk because the seeds don’t need to be soaked overnight.

Get the recipe plus gorgeous, visual instructions over at The Chalkboard.