How to Make Hemp Milk +Video {Keto, Paleo, Vegan, Nut-free, Whole30}

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How to Make Hemp Milk. Today I am teaching you to make my super simple homemade hemp milk. No need for soaking or straining, no planning ahead, just two ingredients to super easy homemade non-dairy milk. Plus, a few of my favorite flavor variations, Creamy Strawberry Vanilla Bean and Rich Chocolate Hemp Milks.

How to Make Hemp Milk {paleo, vegan, keto, whole30, nut-free}

How to Make Hemp Milk {paleo, vegan, keto, whole30, nut-free}

I am excited to show you how to make Easy Homemade Hemp Milk. It’s one of my favorite meal prep recipes and it’s great when you are in a pinch. Whether avoiding dairy milk is a priority, preference or necessity, I find homemade non-dairy milks to be the best for taste and cost as well as knowing exactly what is in there.

There are so many reasons to make your own non-dairy milks at home, but if I am being honest, often the time and the planning ahead becomes a big reason why I just don’t do it. I forget to plan ahead to soak the nuts or seeds, then I don’t want to fuss with straining the milk. 

This homemade hemp milk is a favorite of mine for those last minute moments when I realize I have nothing on hand and I just want a quick smoothie, post-workout shake or even a tasty latte. Unlike most homemade nut milks or non-dairy milks, there’s no soaking overnight and no straining after you blend, so it’s ready whenever you are. You just need a high speed blender, like a Vitamix and about 2 minutes of your time! That’s literally it. 

By not straining your homemade hemp milk, you maximize the nutritional benefits of the hemp seeds (hemp hearts) along with the extra fiber.

You can strain if you want it to be more like commercial non-dairy milks, it’s super easy, with a nut milk bag or cheesecloth, but the best part about not straining, you retain all the amazing benefits of the hemp hearts.

NO SOAKING NECESSARY

Hemp seeds contain no phytic acid, the mineral-binding antinutrient common to most nuts, seeds, grains, and legumes (which we talk about at length in my nut milk how to post and this sprouting tutorial for nuts, seeds, grains and beans).

How to Make Hemp Milk {paleo, vegan, keto, whole30, nut-free}

Nutritional Benefits of Hemp Seeds (Why I Don’t Strain my Hemp Milk)

Hemp seeds (or hemp hearts) are a great source of vitamins, minerals, and they are rich in plant-based essential fatty acids, omega 3s, omega 6s, plus due to the optional ratio of these two EFAs in hemp seeds, it’s a great option for reducing inflammation. Hemp also contains including GLA, Gamma-Linolenic acid (GLA), a necessary building block for some prostaglandins that has been shown to support hormone balance, inflammation and more.

Hemp seeds are also rich in vitamin E which is great for your immune function. As far as minerals, hemp is a great source of manganese and magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, among others. Most excitingly, hemp seeds are a quality complete plant based protein, with all 20 amino acids present, including the 9 essential amino acids our bodies cannot produce – this is CRAZY rare in the plant kingdom, this is part of why I never bother straining them out.  Per a 30 gram serving of hemp hearts, (approx. 2 heaping tablespoons) you get 10 grams of protein and 10 grams of Omega 3 + 6s. Hemp seeds are also rich in fiber, which is one of the other reasons why I prefer to leave the whole seeds in my homemade hemp milk.

 

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Nut-free Hemp Seed Coffee Creamer:

Add your homemade hemp milk to my non-dairy French Vanilla Coffee Creamer recipe, in place of a nut milk. It’s a really nice compliment to the coconut milk plus you’ll get all those lovely nutrients in your morning coffee, too! I love making my own coffee creamer.

Other Ways to Enjoy your Homemade Hemp Milk:

You can also enjoy your homemade hemp milk in any Smarter Smoothie Recipe, like my Chocolate Smarter Smoothie, the Classic Green Smarter Smoothie or the Golden Spiced Smarter Smoothie. It is  you can add it to sauces and soups to add a little creaminess, drink it on it’s own, enjoy over homemade granola and so on.

 

How to Make Hemp Milk {paleo, vegan, keto, whole30, nut-free}

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Classic Homemade Hemp Milk
 
gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, keto, vegan, whole30, nut-free, egg-free, low FODMAP
Serves: 1 quart
Ingredients
  • 3-4 cups filtered water
  • 1 cup hemp hearts (1/2 cup will create a thinner milk)
  • sea salt or Himalayan salt, not necessary - enhances the flavor and adds additional trace minerals

OPTIONS:
  • Sweetener Options: dates, honey, maple syrup, stevia or monk fruit
  • Other Options: vanilla bean, fresh fruit, spices, etc
Instructions
  1. Blend until smooth and creamy. Enjoy right away or strain.
  2. Your homemade hemp milk will keep 3-5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
 

 

 

How to Make Hemp Milk {paleo, vegan, keto, whole30, nut-free}

5 from 1 reviews
Strawberry Vanilla Bean Hemp Milk
 
gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, keto, vegan, whole30, nut-free, egg-free, low FODMAP
Serves: 1 quart
Ingredients
  • 3-4 cups filtered water
  • 1 cup hemp hearts (1/2 cup will create a thinner milk)
  • pinch sea salt or Himalayan salt, not necessary - enhances the flavor and adds additional trace minerals
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon beet powder (optional, for color)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean powder, paste, vanilla extract, to taste
  • sweetener, if you like, see below for options

OPTIONS:
  • Sweetener Options: dates, honey, maple syrup, stevia or monk fruit
Instructions
  1. Blend until smooth and creamy. Enjoy right away or strain.
  2. Your homemade hemp milk will keep 3-5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
 

 

 

How to Make Hemp Milk {paleo, vegan, keto, whole30, nut-free}

5 from 1 reviews
Chocolate Hemp Milk
 
gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, keto, vegan, whole30, nut-free, egg-free, low FODMAP
Serves: 1 quart
Ingredients
  • 3-4 cups filtered water
  • 1 cup hemp hearts (1/2 cup will create a thinner milk)
  • sea salt or Himalayan salt, not necessary - enhances the flavor and adds additional trace minerals
  • ¼ cup raw cacao or cocoa powder
  • a few soft medjool dates or other sweetener of your choice

OPTIONS:
  • Sweetener Options: dates, honey, maple syrup, stevia or monk fruit
Instructions
  1. Blend until smooth and creamy. Enjoy right away or strain.
  2. Your homemade hemp milk will keep 3-5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
 

 

Other Hemp Milk Flavors: 

Add vanilla bean powder or fresh vanilla bean for a tasty flecked vanilla milk.

Cinnamon and nutmeg with maple syrup for a spiced hemp milk. Cardamom is also really delicious.

Try a little ground turmeric for a tasty golden milk variation, sweeten with dates or maple, maybe add a little ginger.

Instant espresso for a tasty creamy coffee beverage.

Mint extract or fresh mint and chocolate together are amazing.

Matcha with a little coconut butter or fresh coconut is so tasty.

Blueberries or blackberries with vanilla bean is great.

 

 

 

 

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