This hemp heart milk is made with hemp hearts which are the hemp seeds hulled. When I made this, I was very surprised at how quickly it was made and how creamy it was!
Hemp Heart Milk Will Not Get You High
The first thing you need to know is that even though hemp is related to the marijuana plant, it is not the same thing and so you won’t get high. It is because the plants are cultivated differently for each type. The marijuana plant crop is grown for its THC content; the hemp seed agricultural crop is grown for seed and fiber.
It is best to get organic hemp hearts. They are sensitive to light and heat, so it’s best to store them in a cool, dry place or in the fridge.
Here are the organic hemp hearts I get from Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts, you can get them from Amazon with that link. “As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.”
Hemp Heart Milk Is So Easy To Make
I have made a few vegan kinds of milk in the past, like almond milk and Brazil nut milk (see links to the recipes below). As tasty as they are, they were not as quick to make like this recipe. The almonds need to be soaked overnight and the Brazil nut milk needs to be strained. So hemp heart milk is definitely the simplest and quickest vegan milk to make. Now that does not mean I don’t like those other two kinds of milk, they are very tasty and nutritious too.
Hemp hearts are a very good source of protein because they have all the essential amino acids. They are a rich source of both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Also, they are full of many nutrients making the milk made from them a very nutritious superfood.
The hemp hearts have a nutty taste to them and creaminess. It tastes so good that I don’t need to add a sweetener like stevia but you can always add some if you like your milk on the sweeter side. I have put it in the recipe as an option for you to test it for yourself.
Find out more about the ingredients I used in this recipe:
Hemp Hearts – Hemp hearts are definitely a superfood filled with health benefits! The hemp heart is hulled from the hemp seed. They do come from the same plant as marijuana but they will not get you high. Hemp hearts will get you high on nutrients and health benefits. I enjoy adding them to my meals daily.
Pure Water – Most of us already know that our tap water is filled with chemicals! And many of us always filter it before drinking it. I have for decades.
Himalayan salt – is actually healthy for you!
Brazil nuts with their creamy texture are a tasty snack with numerous health benefits. Studies have shown them to help lower cholesterol, have anticancer nutrients, improve thyroid function and even can improve our mood.
Stevia – The stevia plant is incredibly sweet and also incredibly good for you. The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter.
So time to make your own creamy hemp heart milk.
Hemp Heart Milk
- 2 cups pure water
- 1/2 cup raw hemp seeds hulled (hemp hearts)
- 1 pinch Himalayan salt
- 2 Brasil Nuts
- 1/3 tsp vanilla extract optional
- 1/4 tsp light stevia optional
- Put 2 cups of pure water in a high-powered blender.
- Now add 1/2 cup of hemp hearts.
- Blend the hemp hearts and water for 1-2 minutes.
- You can store the milk in a glass jar or bottle in the fridge.
- It is best to use this milk within 2-3 days.
- Now enjoy your homemade hemp heart milk which is so creamy.
You can enjoy your hemp heart milk by simply drinking it or use it as the milk to make a pudding or creamy soup.
Here are a few tasty recipes to use your hemp heart milk in.
Dragon Fruit Chia Pudding with Raspberries This is for sure a delicious chia pudding made with dragon fruit and raspberries. Of course, it is vegan and sugar-free as all the recipes on Real Food for Life are and I have to say delicious too. It is a very healthy dessert made from the tasty superfoods dragon fruit, raspberries, flax seeds, stevia and chia seeds.
Sweet Mango Banana Smoothie for Breakfast or a SnackA sweet mango banana smoothie for breakfast or a snack is simply delicious. It is a naturally sweet smoothie that is quick and easy to make. Also, it is full of superfood fruits which means you will be getting lots of nutrients from a dessert-like smoothie.
Chia Pudding with Wild Blueberries is Vegan Keto and Yummy This is a super easy creamy vegan chia pudding with wild blueberries. It is paleo and keto-friendly too. The use of chia seeds makes if very filling and nutritious. You can use frozen blueberries. Talk about a fast way to prepare pudding; it took me only 5 minutes to prepare.
Cream of Asparagus Soup – Cream of Asparagus Soup Recipe: dairy-free and gluten-free… and yummy!
Now here are some recipes to help you start getting Hemp Hearts into your diet:
Wild Blueberry Grain-Free Crumble is Tasty and Good for You – This is a delicious wild blueberry grain-free crumble meaning it is gluten-free too. It is a very healthy recipe and is also refined sugar-free. What inspired this recipe was that my sister was coming for her birthday dinner and I wanted to have a very healthy dessert to serve.
Sweet Wild Blueberry Keto Smoothie is Easy to Make – I love this wild blueberry keto smoothie. It is perfect for a quick breakfast or makes a tasty afternoon snack. What makes it keto is that there are only a small amount of blueberries in it and all of the other ingredients are keto-friendly. I make it a little sweeter by adding a few drops of stevia to mine.
Vegan Hemp Heart Pesto is Nut Free and Delicious– This hemp heart pesto is vegan, nut-free and raw. It makes lunch or dinner extra delicious. Most pestos have cheese in them which doesn’t work for those of us who eat dairy-free. I always make my pestos without the cheese. For some, it is best not to eat lots of nuts and this hemp heart pesto is perfect as the hemp hearts add the flavour and texture without the nuts.
Also, be sure to try my other vegan nut milk recipes:
Almond Milk Recipe – I love my homemade almond milk and it is healthier than what you can buy in the store and much more cost-effective. You can easily learn how to make almond milk from scratch at home and use all-natural healthy ingredients, no sugar and only Organic Unpasteurized Almonds
Delicious Creamy Brazil Nut Milk – These nuts make a very healthy Brazil nut milk; they are high in selenium, thiamin (Vitamin B1, phosphorus, and magnesium. This is very easy and simple nut milk to make.