Hemp is a legal, non-psychoactive* cousin of marijuana. Some of the benefits of ingesting Hemp:
- One of very few vegan sources of complete protein (and is easy to digest)
- Has balanced omega 3 and omega 6 profile (very important especially if you’ve dry skin, sore joins and/or high cholesterol)
- Contains the highest amount of essential fatty acids from a plant source
- Seed shells are also super high in fibre
I wont go into the industrial, commercial and other such amazing benefits of it as many people are already sharing this..
If you choose to make milk from hemp seeds it’s amazingly easy, tasty (has like a nutty, yummy taste) and nutritionally balanced; no need for added sweeteners either in my opinion!
- 1 part raw, happy, hemp seeds
- 3 parts filtered water
- A blender/food processor to blitz it all up and a fine mesh sieve/muslin cloth
Put seeds in a blender (start out with max 4 Tbsp, I’ve just got covered in the mix trying to make too much!), add 1 part water and blitz for a few minutes or until the water looks really thick and creamy. Add the rest of the water and gently blitz for a little bit longer (you can add less or more here depending on how thick you want it).
Strain the milk from the bashed up seed shells, voila! Store the milk in a recycled jam jar if you like..
Personally, I keep my seeds and milk in the fridge to help keep them from denaturing the delicate fatty acids into something not so great, using the milk within 3 days seems to be fine, use your brain if it doesn’t seem ok!
So you’re then also left with the crazy shells pieces, keep it and use it! Why not make the most of food? Especially when it has a great nutritional value! Put it into a clean jar for use in baking, adding to smoothies for extra fibre, or I like to add mine to my kefir with some other goodies as a part of breakfast.
*There maybe a teeny tiny amount of THC present maybe but this generally isn’t enough for you to even notice it unless very sensitive to THC!