Hemp Milk – A Dairy Alternative
By: Sadie Foster
If you or a family member avoid dairy products for one reason or another – most likely there will come a point when you seek a replacement for cows’ milk. More and more options are coming available. One relative newcomer is hemp milk.
Hemp Milk is made from the seeds of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa L. This plant contains no THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). This is not the same plant as Marijuana – a psychoactive drug.
According to the label of a popular brand, Tempt – Unsweetened Original. One Cup of Hemp Milk Contains:
|Omega-3 Fatty Acid||Vitamin A|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acid 1:3 ratio||Vitamin E|
|All 10 Essential Amino Acids||Vitamin B12|
|Digestible Protein||Folic Acid|
|30% DV of Calcium||Zinc|
|0mg Cholesterol||No Sugar|
|1g Carbohydrate||And more!|
There are many different brands and varieties to choose from. Each with their own unique taste. When trying something new – be sure to try different brands as the taste can vary from brand to brand.
As with all products please be sure to read the label. Remember a product may change ingredients at any time. You may be able to find a product free of foods you react to.
The ingredients listed for Tempt unsweetened original are: Hemp Nut Base (Filtered Water, Hemp Nut [Shelled Hemp Seed]), Natural Flavors, Tricalcium Phosphate, Carrageenan, Sea Salt, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2, Riboflavin, Vitamin B12.
The ingredients listed for Unsweetened Hemp Bliss are: Organic hemp base (filtered water, organic shelled hemp seed), organic hemp oil, tri-calcium phosphate, organic gum acacia, organic guar gum, xanthan gum, sea salt.
Making Your Own
One way to be sure that something does not conation your specific allergen is to make it yourself. The basic process of making hemp involves grinding the seeds with water, adding a sweetener like stevia, agave, or fruit, and potentially straining for a smoother product. You can control the creaminess and thickness by the varying the amount of water used. Leaving the seeds raw vs. cooked also varies the taste.
Uses for Hemp Milk:
- As a beverage
- In cooking and baking
- In smoothies
- In ice cream and sorbets
- Over cereal
Brands and Where to buy
You can find hemp products online, in the natural food markets, and in the natural section of many grocery stores. Many sites have store locators on their websites.
- Living Harvest Tempt www.livingharvest.com
- Pacific Natural Foods www.pacificfoods.com
- Manitoba Harvest Hemp Bliss www.manitobaharvest.com
- Nutiva www.nutiva.com
- Bob’s Red Mill www.bobsredmill.com*
*Please note this brand is produced in a facility that also processes tree nuts and soy. There is also a note on their website that states it is no longer produced gluten free
Hemp Milk is another option for you and your family to enjoy. Have you tried it? Do you have further questions? Please contact me.
Love and blessings,
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Sadie Foster specializes in taking the mystery out of enjoying health, family relationships and life. Her systems teach the skills most poeple were never taught, to overcome challenges and get extra-ordinary results quickly. Making it simple to enjoy health, enjoy your marriage, and enjoy your life with actionable step by step yet flexible processes. She has been serving families through counseling and nutritional psychology for the last 14 years.