I have never been a big fan of cow’s milk and in recent years I’ve switched to healthy alternatives.
Nowaways there are plenty of readily available nut and rice replacements on the market but why not make your own? Hemp milk is my favourite and is easy to make – it’s also highly economical and of course homemade also means that you have the benefit of knowing what actually goes into it. And of course it’s dairy free!
Nutri Ninja, measuring jug, nut milk bag, storage bottle
Makes 600ml of hemp milk
600ml of water
2 tbsp of hemp seeds
1 tsp of cinnamon
a pinch of himalayan pink salt
1 cap of vanilla extract / flavouring
Prep Time: 1 mins Cook Time: 30 secs Ready in: 5 mins
- Add all of the ingredients to the Nutri Ninja, blend for 30 secs (I use the AutoiQ Blend setting)
- Strain the mixture through the nut milk bag into the measuring jug, squeezing any excess milk out of the bag
- Pour into the bottle
I use a Nutri Ninja to blend my ingredients however I have previously (and successfully) made nut milk in a smoothie maker.
You can also use less / more of each ingredient but give this a go and see what your preference is. I love loads of cinnamon in mine.
I use a Kilner bottle which I sterilise before use. The milk will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days, or if you are like me, not for very long! As the ingredients will separate, give it a good shake prior to using.
Homemade hemp milk is great in beverages, baking and my favourite, in my overnight oats recipe.