Hemp seeds can be used to make hemp milk – as white as dairy milk and very energising. Half a glass of this milk will give you energy for the whole day!
500 ml of water
5 tbsp of hemp seeds (hulled)
7 dates (dried)
1 tsp of cinnamon or 1 tsp of vanilla
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until you get a homogenous, milk-like beverage. If you do not like the small hemp seed and date particles, you can strain the mixture using a sieve. Hulled hemp seeds will blend quite nicely, whereas dates will blend easier and better if you pre-soak them.
You can be creative with this recipe depending on your preferences regarding the taste and quantity. Water and hemp seeds are the foundation, and you can adjust other ingredients as desired. To sweeten the milk, you can add a tablespoon of honey or brown sugar (you can try dark caramelised sugar or maple syrup for variety).
Salt and herbs can be added if you want a salty beverage. If hemp milk seems to be too watery, you can double the amount of seeds – this will give the beverage a very intense and strong taste.
When preparing the beverage for children, you can add a blended banana, cocoa powder, or vanilla sugar. Stir the beverage before use, as separation may occur.
Similarly, hulled hemp seeds can be substituted with unhulled hemp seeds. In such a case, soak hemp seeds overnight (pour 100 grams of unroasted seeds into a litre of water). Put the soaked seeds together with the water used for soaking them into a blender and blend until you get a milky mixture. Strain through 3–4 layers of cheesecloth. This milk will have a slightly different, a more pronounced taste of hemp.