Chocolate Hemp Milk Recipe
Hemp, which is high in protein and omega-3s, is a healthy, dairy-free alternative to regular milk.
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.
- Jar with tight fitting lid for storing
- 1 cup hemp seeds
- 3 cups cold water (filtered preferably)
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- Raw honey to taste
- 1 pinch sea salt
- Combine all ingredients in the blender, and liquefy — this will take 3 to 5 minutes, depending on the power of your blender.
- 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).
- Squeeze the pulp well to get every last drop of milk out.
- 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)