New Milk on The Block

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Remember when soy milk was all the rage in the health food world?? Then there was almond milk as the next big thing. I actually prefer almond to soy milk anyway now the newbie is of all things…hemp milk! Yeah I said it hemp…as in cannibis hemp.

It’s Made of What!?

Before we get into all the benefits of hemp milk let’s address the elephant in the room. I know you might be wondering if the hemp milk is at all related to or has any of the same effects as marijuana also a derivative of the cannibus sativa plant like hemp is. Rest assured the answer is no. Hemp milk is made from hemp seeds, which do not contain THC, the chemical in marijuana plants that produces that high feeling. The seeds are grounded and blended with milk and then the solid residue is strained leaving you with hemp milk.

Taste Buds

Hemp Milk is a tasty alternative to dairy milk and can be used as substitute. The milk has a creamy nutty taste and can be used as a healthy substitute for oatmeal and cereal for you and the whole family. Some health conscious coffee shops also offer to substitute milk in your morning latte with hemp milk for a minimal charge, which is how I consume my hemp milk. So taking steps to introduce this healthy alternative is very easy.

Hemp Benefits

Aside from being a vegan and gluten free product hemp milk offers a great deal of health benefits. Hemp milk contains 10 essential amino acids, making it a great source of protein if you are vegetarian or vegan. It also includes Omega 3, Omega 6, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Iron, Potassium and Zero Cholesterol. Making every glass jam packed with nutrients leading to benefits like better circulation since hemp has anti inflammatory qualities, stronger heart and healthy hair and skin.

I have beat tried it yet but I will be picking up a small box when I head to Whole Foods today.

xoxo! 

Dee

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kupcakepinup
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 15:06:40

    I finally gave almond milk another chance this morning. It was good! Are there any benefits that hemp milk gives opposed to soy/almond? I wonder…

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