Hemp & Sesame Milk

by Sasha on March 30, 2011

It’s all about the milk. I am a fan of almond milk. I make my own and I also purchase unsweetened almond milk from our local health food store. This week I have really been hooked on Hemp Milk and I am loving it. I usually drink almond milk. Not only does Hemp milk have this great nutty taste but it has this power packed nutritional profile that just makes you feel healthy by drinking it . It is a source of calcium, omega’s, magnesium, potassium, iron and more trace minerals. It has a nice earthy taste to it and has a slight browny white tinge to it. I love hemp seeds so much that they are very much a part of my children’s diet.

Here is the brand that I used this week. When I buy any nut milks I always buy unsweetened milk. Then if I need to, I will add my own sweetener of choice. However I usually don’t need to add anything. I will be making my own on the weekend.

I had a lovely cereal mix this week to accompany the hemp milk. I soaked some buckwheat groats overnight. Rinsed them off really well in the morning. They are a bit slimy but that can all come out when you rinse them. Then I put them to dehydrate for a few hours. (You could do this on low in your oven if you don’t have a dehydrator).

Once they are dry I put them in the fridge in an air tight container. Each day I have had this lovely cereal combination.

Buckwheat
Chia Seeds
Walnuts
Hemp Milk (health food store or homemade)
Fruit of choice.

Enjoy. (next week it will be a new combo as I am almost out of this one)

I also made sesame milk this week and used it in a chocolate smoothie. Yummy. It was really easy and pretty good. First I soaked the sesame seeds overnight. Then put them in the Vitamix and gave them a quick blend. I used a nut bag to strain the milk. I threw out the left over sesame pulp and it left this amazingly white milk.

There is a bit of a stronger taste to the milk so I mixed it with a banana, cacao butter and a little agave. Really I did this because I wanted to see what my 4 year old would think of this new milk. She normally drinks rice milk or almond milk. She recognized the smell of sesame seeds, but loved the taste. This is great because sesame seeds are a source of calcium.

I usually use almond milk and I love homemade milk but I don’t always have the time. However I am glad I stepped out and did the sesame milk which was new for me.What type of milk do you use in your house? Do you use one type and your children a different type? Is there a new milk that you want to try?

I also got my first blog award for Blyssful Health from Rawkinmom. So sending out a big thank you to Rawkinmom. I just need some time to think of who I am going to pass it along too.

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Stefanie March 30, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I'm all about the milk too–hemp, coconut, almond–you name it, I love it!

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Michelle March 30, 2011 at 5:40 pm

I love hemp milk! I want to try to make my own almond milk and other nut milks, but I need to get a nut bag first.
Oh, and thank you so much for the tip on making jucing faster. Once I get a nut bag I'll have to try juicing in my blender. That could be something I could easily do in the mornings before work.

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HiHoRosie March 30, 2011 at 9:56 pm

We (okay, my hubby) sometimes makes hemp milk. We do almond and cashew as well. Good stuff! Your cereal looks amazing.

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Domestic Dharma March 31, 2011 at 12:30 pm

The only homemade milk I've made is almond, your sesame milk smoothie sounds yummy. I always buy the unsweetened as well. Your buckwheat cereal is awesome. I just bought buckwheat over the weekend to make raw granola. Congrats on the award!

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Tammy March 31, 2011 at 7:36 pm

I just started drinking almond and coconut milk, because I trying to get into a more healthier diet. I never really cared for it until recently. But I've never tried Hemp milk before. Your cereal looks very yummy and sounds delish!
By the way, congrats on your award, Sasha! Well deserved!
xx,
Tammy

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Rawkinmom March 31, 2011 at 8:50 pm

I love using hempseeds in recipes for my kids…I use it mostly in a kale salad that they eat!! I also love making the buckwheaties and eating it with almond butter, cacao nibs, a little agave and fresh raspberries!!! MMMMM!!! I tried sesame seed milk a few times and each time it had a weird taste to it…maybe I will have to try it again and flavor it strongly as to not taste that weird flavor!!! 🙂

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Sasha March 31, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Take 2. I hope that you will try the milk. I think it is great because it is cost effective. It does have a stronger taste than other milks for sure. It maybe an idea to do a blend of sesame with almond for example, if you like a milder milk. Let me know what you think?

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Erin April 1, 2011 at 1:47 am

I love Almond milk and hemp milk as well. Hemp seeds are my new favorite thing as well. I put them in and on almost everything!

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