Easy homemade keto & paleo friendly dairy-free low carb milk that has a neutral taste and is perfect for your morning coffee. It’s one of the dairy-free milk that is very similar to usual milk! Find your favorite flavors and use roses, chocolate, vanilla or make your golden milk.
There are two dairy-free milks that I’m obsessed with and I make all the time at home. One of them is cashew milk and the other one is this hemp seed milk! Compare to other homemade nut milk such as almond milk and hazelnut milk the best part is that with cashew and hemp seed milk I don’t have to remove the seeds when I can use a good blender. Everything will be blended together and I get all the benefits from the milk without any leftovers. I’m just lazy to strain the liquid through a cheesecloth. Well … I can do it a few times, but after making the homemade “milk” a few times I end up buying it since I’m not a big fan of washing that cheesecloth in every 3-5 days when I make a some “milk”. No, thank you. I just know myself that this extra step when I have to strain the milk is too much. 😅 So, my solution is cashew or hemp seed milk where I can blend everything inside.
Hemp seed hearts (hulled hemp seeds) are one of my favorite seeds. Probably I say “my favorite” for almost all the seeds. However, these are special indeed! It’s one of our local products in Estonia, and I’m so happy about that. It has that nutty flavor and is one of the most addictive snacks I have in my the cupboard.
The health benefits for hemp seeds are endless. It’s good for skin, digestive health and hormonal balance. These little seeds are a great source of plant-based protein. So, whether you are on a vegan diet or you would like to boost your protein intake, then I feel like this is one of the go-to snacks. Since I’m personally not a big fan of protein powders, then these little seeds are one of my favorites to get some extra protein. Another great benefit is that it’s a great source of healthy fat! As you might know, then I’m obsessed with healthy fats and my everyday menu I full of healthy fats. Compared to many other dairy-free nuts milk, hemp seed milk is a perfect choice when you are on a keto diet since there are not as many carbohydrates.
Keto, Vegan, Paleo, Low Carb & Dairy-Free Hempseed milk
Time: 5 minutes
Nutritional information (per 100 ml without flavors): 13,8 kcal, Protein: 0,79 g, Net Carbs: 0,12 g, Fat: 1,22 g
- 1 cup (150 g/ 5,3 oz) raw hemp seed hearts (you can choose whatever brand is available in your country.)
- 5 cups water (if you prefer creamier milk, then use 4 cups of water)
- pinch of pink Himalayan salt
Option 1 (sweet vanilla): 1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder and 1/2 tsp honey or maple syrup*
Option 2 (golden milk): 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder, a pinch of black pepper and 1/2 tsp honey or maple syrup*
Option 3 (chocolate): 1 tbsp raw cocoa powder and 1/2 tsp honey or maple syrup*
Option 4 (sweet rose): 1 tsp edible rose petals and 1/2 tsp honey or maple syrup*
*Don’t use any sweetener when you are on a keto diet
- Blend the hemp seeds with water and salt (and your flavor option) in a food processor until nice and smooth.
- Strain the liquid through a cheesecloth to remove the seed particles (use the seeds in your smoothies or energy balls). However, it all depends on what you are planning to do with your milk. When you are going to make oatmeal or smoothies, then you don’t need to strain it at all. Usually, I skip the straining part and enjoy all the benefits from the hemp seeds. It’s just important to shake the bottle before using it. If you would like to use the milk for your morning coffee, then it’s probably better to strain the liquid.
- Keep it refrigerated in a bottle up to 3 days (if possible, then keep it in an air-tight glass bottle).
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