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Hemp milk
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With all the plant-based milks on the market, hemp milk has flown under the radar. But this unsung hero has serious potential to become your cereal's new best friend, your smoothie's secret weapon, and more. That's because it's nutty, creamy, and super nutritious. Better yet, you can blend hemp seeds (also called hemp hearts) into milk at home in less than five minutes! Here's how to make your own hemp milk.

Homemade Hemp Milk Recipe

You'll know your hemp milk is ready when the liquid turns opaque, the seeds look like small specks of black pepper, and the top becomes frothy. No need to strain it.

You'll need:

  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • a pinch of sea salt or Himalayan pink salt

Directions:

  • Add the hemp seeds, water, and salt to a blender. Blend on high for one minute or until the mixture smooths out.
  • Make adjustments as needed. For a thicker, creamier milk, add more hemp seeds. For a thinner milk, add water. For a chocolate version, add one tablespoon of cacao powder and sweetener to taste. Blend again.
  • Pour the milk into a sealed container and store in the refrigerator for up to five days. Shake or stir before serving.



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