Almond milk is a staple in our house. We always go for the unsweetened vanilla and it’s so versatile to have in. Although I buy multiple cartons of almond milk each week, I’m always experimenting on my own with different non-dairy beverages.
I’m still dreaming about that pecan milk from a few months back. The one thing I dread about homemade nut milks is the straining! It gets messy! I know there are special mesh bags you can buy, but I’m not at that point in my nut milk journey where I’m ready to commit to the mesh bag purchase.
So, I’ve been thinking about non-dairy milks that don’t require straining, and cashew milk is a biggie. But traditional nut milks require hours of pre-soaking. What about a non-dairy milk that doesn’t require soaking? Something you can make more spontaneously when the moment strikes?
Enter: hemp milk.
Hemp hearts are an important part of my diet. I always sprinkle them on salads, or in smoothies. I love using them in no-bake desserts too – like these protein brownie bites I made in the picture at the bottom alonside the hemp milk.
Here’s a little hemp facts as provided by Google. If you’re a bit of a nutrition nerd, like me, google “hemp hearts benefits” and enjoy!! Hemp seeds contain over 30% fat and are rich in two essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3). They also contain gamma-linolenic acid, which has been linked and have been linked to several health benefits like reducing heart disease, helping skin disorders, etc. etc. read more here. I love them most because they’re a great plant-based protein source, with more than 25% of their total calories from high-quality protein.
So, while hemp milk tastes delicious, it’s also incredibly nutritious. And it takes less than five minutes to prepare (and probably drink if you’re like me).It's like a healthier, more nutritious, guilt-free milkshake Click To Tweet
So let’s make some Peanut Butter Hemp Milk!
In your blender, combine Bob’s Red Mill Hemp Seed Hearts, peanut butter, water, vanilla, agave (optional), and sea salt.
You can just make plain hemp milk by blending just the hemp hearts and water, but you know me. I find an excuse to put peanut butter in everything 🙂
Blend for about 1 minute!
Hemp milk is best served cold, so transfer it to a mason jar with a lid and store in the fridge until you are ready to drink it. Make sure to give it a shake before serving!
- 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Hemp Seed Hearts
- 2 cups filtered water
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar
- pinch sea salt
- Add the hemp hearts, water, peanut butter, vanilla, agave, and sea salt to a blender.
- Blend for 1 minute until combined and smooth.
- Transfer to a mason jar and store in the fridge until cold and you're ready to drink!
Thank you to Bob’s Red Mill for sponsoring this post!!