I enjoy having cereal in the morning, but since I am vegan and anti-processed sugar I have to make my own milk. I have found that nut milks taste really good, but they require straining with a nut milk bag. This is fine on occasion, but I find that hemp seed milk is the easiest to make. Hemp seeds are a great source of Omega 3s & 6s which are hard to find in the Standard American Diet. They are also a good source of protein. They are also the ONLY nut or seed that does not have enzyme inhibitors, so it does not need to be soaked AT ALL. This is a huge plus. Here is the basic recipe, the thickeners and sweeteners are optional.
- 1/2 cup hemp milk
- 2 cups water
- 1 tsp vanilla
- thickener – 2 tbs coconut butter or oil (optional)
- sweetener – 1 tbs lucuma or yacon powder or honey or 2 dates (optional)
Throw ingredients in a blender and you have hemp seed milk! I use it in smoothies or in a berry and chopped nut cereal.