In our home, with a growing toddler and two coffee fiends, it can be challenging keeping the house stocked with enough goat milk to go around. So, as a vegetable-protein lover and someone who is always down for a vegan substitute, I decided to make use of the hemp seeds that I have subconsciously been stockpiling. I enjoy making nut milks but I will admit, the overnight soak and straining of the pulp is more that I have time for most days. Unlike it's tougher nut counterparts, hemp milk can be prepared on demand and though I know many people strain it, I quite like the the pulp of these delicate seeds and I skip this step altogether. That means I throw everything in the blender and boom, done. In addition to how easy it is to prepare hemp milk, I enjoy hemp seeds for their nutritional qualities. This includes a high protein content, they have essential fatty acids, can aid digestion and can also reduce inflammation. I enjoy the nutty hemp seeds alone but if you'd like to add an additional flavor, I have tried vanilla stevia or cinnamon and both are lovely. The best part is, if you're in a pinch and are running low on milk, it takes less than five minutes to make hemp milk and you can still have creamy coffee without worrying about your toddler going without his milk.
- 1/4 cup shelled hemp seeds
- 1 cup water
- *vanilla stevia or cinnamon for additional flavor
- Add everything to a blender and blend until the seeds are completely broken down.
- Store in an airtight container and consume within three days.