Raw Vegan Hemp Milk Recipe - How to make hemp milk!

Homemade hemp milk recipe
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    10 mins
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A homemade raw vegan hemp milk recipe. Hemp seeds are an ideal superfood for a raw food or vegan diet due to their high protein and essential fatty acid content (plus, I think they taste pretty great too). This quick and easy recipe for a raw food hemp milk made from hemp seeds can be used over a bowl of fruit, in smoothies and shakes, or enjoyed on its own. You can omit the vanilla and sweetener if you prefer an even more nutritious beverage, but the strong flavor of the seeds can be a bit overpowering for some.

If you've been wondering how to make homemade vegan hemp milk, here's how.

You might also want to try making homemade cashew milk or almond milk, if you haven't already. Or, if you're new to the world of vegan and non-dairy milk substitutes, you may want to check out a few milk alternatives or these other dairy alternatives (such as cheese, butter, sour cream and more) here. 

See also: More hemp food recipes to try

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon raw agave nectar (or 2 medjool dates)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Hempmilk Variations:
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • Add 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of spice such as cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, or allspice

How to Make It

Place the hemp seeds, water, agave nectar and vanilla extract in a blender or food processor, and then blend or process all of the ingredients together on high speed for 20 seconds or until smooth and creamy.

This next step is optional. If you'd like, you can strain the liquid through a cheesecloth to remove the hemp seed particles - this just depends on what you're doing with your hemp milk and your personal preference.

If you're cooking with your hemp milk, making a smoothie, or even putting in in your morning cereal, then the extra step of straining is probably not needed, but if you're drinking your hemp milk straight, or using it to make a hemp milk latte, for example, you'll probably want to strain your homemade hemp milk though the cheesecloth. 

Serve your hemp milk immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Like cooking with hemp? I do! I love knowing I'm getting all those Omega-3s and Omega-6s! Here's some more hemp resources that are good for you and good for the planet: