Anyone else been losing sleep lately? Seen a werewolf or two?...
...have your blog and your ankle break in the space of 24 hours?
My ankle didn't really break, but I did twist it, and the blog has been on the fritz long enough to significantly stress me out and shorten my life span.
This last week in particular, Sammy and I have both been sleeping horribly, and wouldn't you know it, last night I peered out the window and saw the full moon's fat face staring right back at me...taunting me, really.
Me and full moons...we don't get along so well.
Most notably, the hubs and I are more likely to argue and my sleep is virtually nonexistent.
What's powering me through this post right now is sheer delight that the blog (seems) to be up and working again!
If you've had any trouble, I'm really sorry. Things should be running much smoother now thanks to my new handy-dandy host buddy.
One thing that has suffered during the whole process, however, is the loss of a few recipes. In a feeble attempt to correct my issues, my previous host lost some of the blog's content, so if you're not finding an old recipe, that could be why. Boooo!
Now that I've unloaded all my personal drama, let's get to the recipe!
A simple recipe for a mid-August Friday, but it is one that I enjoy immensely and make on average 2-3 times a week.
I know there are a ton of dairy-free milk ideas and recipes amid the big web, but there are a few things that set hemp milk apart for me:
- NO soaking needed!
- NO straining needed!...though with this one, you can if you want.
- NO nuts = allergy-friendly.
- HIGH in natural protein! 10 grams in three tablespoons, yo! (An egg has about six, for reference.)
This particular recipe has been adapted by myself over the last few years, tweaking it to rich and creamy perfection (I HATE watery milks!). The addition of dates and salt make for a lovely lightly sweetened milk that pairs well with many recipes from smoothies to Ice Berry Milk to oatmeal and overnight oats.
Rich and Creamy Hemp Milk
- 3 c . water
- ⅔ c . hemp seeds
- 2 dates
- ⅛ t . sea salt
- Blend all until smooth.
- Chill and enjoy!
If ever I need the milk for a savory recipe, I just omit the dates.
Add a teaspoon of vanilla for vanilla hemp milk.
As I said above, straining is optional. I use a Vitamix, which gets my milk super smooth, and I like to keep all the protein and goodness intact.
What is your favorite dairy-free milk?
Shared with: Healthy Vegan Friday
I want to share a recipe is did for Hemp & buckwheat milk. It's wonderful. 4-cups water, 1/2 heaping cup hemp seeds, 1/2 cup cooked buckwheat groats, 2 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp salt, 2-3 dashes cinnamon, blend in Vita-Nix until smooth, 1-1/2 mins.
Thank you for all of your recipes.
I love your milk recipes and buckwheat recipes, oh, and your buckwheat and sunflower recipes. I cannot eat oats, but who cares. Thank you for every think you do. Take care...
Wonderful! This is the only milk i drink now! great blog!
It looks like you have been having a difficult time recently! I can understand the stress linked to your blog breaking...!
This looks so delicious and easy! I keep buying hemp milk... But this seems so much better!
Thanks Kate! 🙂
Oh darn... I'm truly sorry about the lost recipes... For all your faithful readers, and for you too! I'm really excited to try the hemp milk! I've had hemp seeds in my freezer just sitting. And agree with you about not straining! I dont want to waste any. Thanks!
Thanks for your sympathy Joyce! I hope you enjoy the milk if you try it. 🙂
Ugh, seems like you are having a hard time lately! I hope your ankle is better soon! And that really stinks about the blog, I would have been crazed.
I've purchased pre-made hemp milk before but this looks so amazing I'm going to have to make my own!
Thanks so much for linking up with us for #HealthyVeganFridays! I’m Pinning and sharing!
Thanks so much MaryEllen! 🙂
Hey, I am so sorry about your blog! The good news is, I printed out A LOT of your old recipes, so if you need any backup, I have them and can email you pictures if you want.
Thanks so much Kiki! ♥ There were quite a few recipes with old pictures that I'd need to update anyway, but I may email you for the specifics on a few to see if you have them. Thank you again!!