Hemp milk is a nutritious and tasty alternative to cow’s milk, and it is indicated to persons who are lactose intolerant, as they provide the body with many essential nutrients.
Hemp milk is obtained from the seeds of the hemp plant, which can be purchased as such in herbal stores.
Hemp milk contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, folic acid and vitamins A, E, and B-12, as well as magnesium, potassium and iron, all essential nutrients for a balanced diet and a strengthened immune system. Hemp is also a very rich source of protein.
Although you can also buy it in herbal stores, you may opt fo preparing hemp milk at home. Start with a small amount to see if you like it.
You will need:
- 1/2 cup of organic hemp seeds, husked
- 2 cups of filtered water
- Gauze or a special filter to strain the milk
Mix the water and the seeds in a blender for 3 minutes or until homogeneous. Strain the milk and enjoy.
The milk can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If desired, it can be sweetened with honey or stevia.
Some of the notable benefits of hemp milk consumption are:
- a stronger immune system
- strong and healthy skin, hair and nails
- strong and healthy heart
- an increased mental capacity
- hemp milk has anti-inflammatory effects and improves circulation