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Monday, December 10, 2012

Hemp Milk

Note: this recipe uses a large capacity blender. If your blender cannot hold these contents, halve all the ingredients.

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Ingredients

  • 6 cups purified water
  • 1 cup raw shelled hemp hearts
    You can modify the water to hemp ratio depending on the "creaminess" desired.

Optional Wholly Canadian ingredients

  • 2 heaping TB raw honey or maple syrup (vegan option)
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Other Optional ingredients

Note: When using these ingredients, the hemp milk is no longer Wholly Canadian. Use ingredients that are fair trade or processed-in-Canada as I did for ethical "flavours".

  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum (this provides a consistency to your milk and reduces separation between water and hemp)

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients in blender for about 2-3 minutes
  2. Optional:Strain the Milk
    • Place a sieve a top your choice of jug and a cheese cloth in the sieve, and pour hemp milk through the cheese cloth and sieve for a strained consistency.
    • You can use extract the pulp from the cheese cloth in baking or in your cereal for extra fibre.
  3. Refrigerate hemp milk and enjoy within 3-4 days.
    • Shake each time before using.
  4. You may also freeze the contents and make larger batches.

Nutrition Awareness

This dish offers an array of nutritional value to your diet:

  • Protein source
  • Fibre packed
  • Omega rich
  • Phytonutrients from raw honey
  • Hemp is a great food for a naturally anti-inflammatory

Categorization: Wholly Canadian: 100% Canadian Ingredients

Seasonal Rhythm: All Season

Dietary Specifications Taglines:

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Raw food
  • Gluten free

Posted by Wholly Canadian at 12:42 PM

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