Okay so you have just recently cut out dairy.
Your doctor told you cows milk doesn’t sit well with you, so you need to cut it out of your diet completely.
At first it doesn’t seem like that big a deal. But then you start looking at the ingredients in everything you buy.
Cows milk is a staple in the American diet.
Almost impossible to avoid.
So what do you use instead?
What if you have an obsession with chocolate milk? How will you survive? Just speaking from experience…
When I first got serious about cutting cows milk out of my diet, I discovered Hemp milk.
It has all the components I was looking for. Especially with my chocolate milk obsession and all.
As a barista, I get asked what alternative milk option I like best.
Hemp milk hands down.
It’s sweet, creamy, and nutty.
My only problem with it is how much sugar is in the store bought version, and they don’t have an unsweetened version in the grocery stores.
That is why I started making my own at home.
It’s one of the easiest milks to make. You don’t have to soak the hemp seeds before hand, I just found that it helps get rid of some of the residue on the seeds.
All you need is 1 cup hemp seeds to 3 cups water. Just blend them together and use a nut bag to strain out the pulp when done.
**Note: You can also find paint strainers at the hardware store for ¼ the price of a nut bag.
- 1 cup hemp seeds
- 3 cups water
- Soak 1 cup hemp seeds in water for 1hr (optional).
- In a blender, blend hemp seeds with 3 cups cold water for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Using a nut bag, strain the milk into a jar or a bowl. Slowly squeeze out the milk until all that’s left in the bag is the hemp fiber.
- Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.