As a lactose intolerant person, I'm constantly trying new dairy free milk recipes. Here's one rich in protein, thanks to hemp seeds! Hemp seeds, or hemp hearts, are the seeds of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa). Many people ignore hemp seeds because they think they could get 'high'. This is of course, not true. In fact, you should include hemp seeds and hemp seed oil in your diet often, as hemp seeds are the ultimate healing food. To buy hemp seeds, go here. They are a great source of vitamin E and minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc, are highly digestible and gluten-free!
Homemade Cashew Hemp Milk
3/4 cashews, soaked for two hours or overnight
1/4 cup shelled hemp seeds
3 pitted dates
pinch of salt
4 cups of water
1. Blend 3/4 soaked cashews, 1/4 cup shelled hemp seeds, 3 pitted dates and a pinch of salt with 4 cups of water.
2. To strain, use a nut milk bag or cheesecloth.
3. Store your nut milk in the fridge for up to 3 days. I use dairy free milks in all my recipes as well as for matcha latte.