Hemp Milk Recipe

Food tastes better when you put some thought into it first.  Don’t you agree?  I got hooked on hemp milk lattes at Chaco Canyon Cafe, my favorite study spot for the past 4 years.  I’m going to miss them!

Here’s how I made it:

  • 1 Cup of Hemp seeds.  (I used organic & hulled, from the bulk section at Central Co-Op in Capitol Hill.)
  • 1 Tablespoon of  Vanilla Extract (I like this one.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (a little salt helps to bring out the flavor, I use Eden Salt.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid stevia (My husband prefers it with 1-2 Tablespoons of Maple Syrup, he’s not so much into the stevia.)
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 2 Cups of water

Put all ingredients in Vitamix or high speed blender and mix it up for 90 seconds.  I strained this through cheesecloth, but the seeds are so small you really don’t need to, there were no solids left to discard.   Top with a dash of pumpkin spice mix to taste.


Why I made it:

This tastes rich and creamy and is high in protein and amino acids (unlike rice milk), and is a great alternative to dairy and soy.  Heated up with some extra spices, it’s a nice alternative to coffee in the morning, or added to cereal to give it an extra nutty flavor.  What’s your favorite way to enjoy hemp milk?

Read up on Hemp at some other sites:

The Nourishing Gourmet did a nice piece on Hemp

Click here to read an article on Hemp form The Body Ecology Diet website