Hemp seed milk = hemp seeds + water + blending.
Wow, that was possibly the easiest recipe I’ve ever posted on this blog. Now whether you drink animal milks or not, I’m not here to lecture about that. However, I have been looking for a better alternative to nut and seed milks. Almonds are water hogs, most nuts are actually. Those trees grow big and strong and to do so they need loads of water. So I’ve been staying away from almond milk, cashew milk is too expensive, oat milk is nice but I have other things I want to do with my oats. All store-bought milk alternatives have a bucket load of thickener and sweetener ingredients that I’m not so into. So along comes homemade hemp seed milk.
It has a nice creamy texture and a mild enough flavor that it’s great with granola or smoothies. The best part about making hemp seed milk is that you don’t need to soak them first.
Simply mix 1/2 cup of hemp seeds with 1 1/2 cups of water and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Store in a lidded jar for up to a week.
I like it best when it’s cold, but I have put it on my granola when the milk was still warm and really enjoyed.
If you try this out or have already tried it please leave a comment. I’d love to hear your thoughts on making your own seeds milks.
My garden has reached it’s third trimester. It’s at that point where the vines are laden with fruit so heavy I have to prop them up. There are tomatoes of every size, baby eggplants, chilies, bell peppers, garlic, green beans, kale, chard, the first zucchini, all the herbs, and so many flowers. I so love being outside in the garden. Now I am waiting for it all to ripen; I’m ready to eat Summer!
The okra and melons and cucumbers are flowering along with new butternut squash sprouts. I decided butternut squash might be a better idea this year instead of the big head cheese because 60 pounds of winter squash is getting the better of us.
How are your sprouts doing? What’s popping up or growing in your garden?
Happy Monday! As they grow so does their sassiness.
We spent all weekend putting in laminate flooring. I’m tired but happy. Before and after pictures to come.
This weekend was:
- filled with glorious sunflowers blooming one after the other
- full of good homemade food
- way more gourmet chocolate than I ever normally eat
- surprise cookbook gifts
- finishing our chicken coop (pics to come this week)
- installing laminate flooring in the first of our 4 bedrooms
- filled with beautiful cool weather
- sleepless nights due to spring allergies
- dinner/cooking lesson with good friends
- news of an exciting new opportunity for me (I can’t tell just yet I’m sorry!)
I hope those of you who are mothers had a lovely day yesterday, or if not, you spent time with your mama. Mamas need all the love and kindness they can get. I should mention I co-authored a book this time last year called Mind Body Love with a lot of other wonderful mothers. You can download it for free here.