Homemade hemp milk: how to prepare milk with hemp seeds and what are its properties. Hemp seed milk ingredients and recipe.
It is interesting to know how many plant-based alternatives we have to replace cow's milk. When we talk about plant milk, the first names that come to mind are soy milk, rice milk and almond milk… In fact, spelled, barley, oat and hemp milk can also be good alternatives. Specifically, in this article, we will tell you abouthemp seed milk, its properties and how to produce it at home.
The seeds in question can be considered a real concentrate of well-being: they are rich in essential polyunsaturated Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. Preparing it at home does not require special knowledge or tools.
Hemp milk, properties
In commerce it is possible to findhemp milkunsweetened, plain, vanilla or chocolate flavored. When buying it is important to choose organic hemp milk so as to be sure that it is not produced from GMO seeds (genetically modified).
Thehemp seed milkpresents aconsistencymore like cow's milk than soy milk.
Calories: a 100ml glass of hemp milk provides 46 calories. It then provides 3 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fat and 2 of proteins. The amino acid profile of proteins is very interesting.
Hemp seeds are rich in micronutrients such as manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, iron and B vitamins.
How to make hemp milk at home
attitudes of hemp seeds it is easy to make at home. There is no need for special equipment, you just need a blender and a strainer, even better if you use a muslin cloth. What do you need formake hemp milk at home? Here are the ingredients.
- 300 grams of hemp seeds biological
- 1 liter of water
- Whole cane sugar (optional)
- A vanilla bean (optional)
- a tight mesh strainer
- a blender
- a glass bottle with an airtight cap
Homemade hemp milk
- Pour the hemp seeds and half a liter of water into the blender.
- Blend everything until the seeds are chopped as much as possible, gradually pouring the remaining water.
- Let it rest for a few hours.
- Pour the milk just obtained into a bowl, taking care to filter it with a colander to separate the pulp of the hemp seeds from the liquid.
- Transfer the hemp seed milk filtered in the glass bottle with airtight cap.
- Store in a cool, dark place. If you prefer, sweeten and flavor as desired with vanilla or cocoa beans.
Variations: if you prefer, in addition to sweeteners, you can add a tablespoon of peeled almonds or a few slices of banana, to blend with the hemp seeds. It will make the milk taste more full-bodied.
How to use leftover hemp seeds?
Rather than how to use hemp seeds, we should say “cHow to use the waste from the hemp seed smoothie“.
The "pulp" of hemp seeds obtained can be used for the preparation of savory recipes, as an additional ingredient in the preparation of potato croquettes, vegetable meatballs or meatballs ... or in the making of pies filled with vegetables.
The hemp seed milk prepared at home can be stored in the refrigerator for 2 or 3 days.
Where to buy hemp seeds to make plant milk
THE hemp seeds they are bought in herbalist's shops or in shops that sell organic products and you can find them both wholemeal and peeled. For the preparation of thehomemade hemp milk it is better to chooseshelled hemp seeds.
If you can't findhemp seedscheaply, you can take advantage of online trading. On Amazon, you can find good offers; for example, athis Amazon address you can find a pack of one kg of shelled hemp seeds at a price of 19.99 euros with free shipping. These are high quality hemp seeds. If a kilogram is excessive ... you can buy the 500 g pack but I can assure you that between omelettes and rustic ... hemp seeds are easy to eat!