Recipes

Chocolate Hemp Milk Recipe

By Lambeth Hochwald
June 20, 2016, 1:31 p.m.
Chocolate hemp milk
Hemp seeds soaked in water create hemp milk, which is high in protein, low in sugar and a good source of fiber and omega-3s, 6s and 9s. (Photo: kungverylucky/Shutterstock)

About This Dish

There's nothing like a big, cold glass of chocolate milk to make you feel like a kid again. But as an adult, you know your waistline won't be happy with a glass full of fat and calories. How about a compromise? Swap that regular milk for hemp milk instead. Hemp is high in protein, low in sugar and a good source of fiber and omega-3s, 6s and 9s.

Prep Time
Total Time
Yield
Makes about 3 1/2 cups of milk
Equipment
  1. Blender
  2. Jar with tight fitting lid for storing
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup hemp seeds
  2. 3 cups cold water (filtered preferably)
  3. 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  4. Raw honey to taste
  5. 1 pinch sea salt
Cooking Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients in the blender, and liquefy — this will take 3 to 5 minutes, depending on the power of your blender.
  2. If desired, pour the mixture into a bowl through a sieve lined with a double layer of cheesecloth or a jelly or nut milk bag (look in the canning section of your local hardware store for these).
  3. Squeeze the pulp well to get every last drop of milk out.
  4. Store the milk in tightly covered glass jars in the fridge. The milk will last up to a week. If it separates, just give it a good shake.

Provided by Liza Baker, health coach and author of "Fl!p Your K!tchen" (October 2016)