Homemade Hemp Milk

Hemp milk is hands down the easiest non-dairy milk to make at home! No soaking or straining required - just throw some hemp seeds in your blender with filtered water and one or two add ins and BOOM you've got "MYLK" in minutes.

Let's rewind for a minute - what ARE hemp seeds? Are they related to marijuana?

Hemp seeds (also known as hemp hearts) are the seeds of the hemp plant, or Cannabis sativa. Although marijuana comes from the same plant, hemp seeds only contain a trace amount of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, thus they will not get you high.

Hemp seeds are rich in protein and packed with healthy omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids making them an awesome superfood to add in to you diet!

Hemp seeds (and thus hemp milk) have a distinctive, nutty taste. I think that this homemade hemp milk pairs particularly well with matcha (like in this recipe!), but try it anywhere you'd use almond, soy or coconut milk!

Look at that creamy goodness!

Look at that creamy goodness!

Homemade Hemp Milk // vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo, refined sugar free

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw hulled hemp seeds
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • dash sea salt
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • optional sweetener: 2 pitted medjool dates, a few drops of liquid stevia or 1-2 tsp maple syrup

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.  
  2. Store in an sealed container (I use these giant mason jars) in the fridge for up to one week. Best served chilled!
 
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The Perfect Adaptable Burger

Are you looking for a new cookbook? You've got to to check out my friend and mentor, Robyn Youkilis's new book: Go with Your Gut: The Insider's Guide to Banishing the Bloat.

Half high level coaching guide and half cookbook, Go with Your Gut includes over 75 beautifully photographed recipes that are adaptable for everyone from paleo to vegan, including this awesome recipe for burgers!

Who doesn't love a good burger? This recipe is my new go-to with 4 easy protein variations. These burgers made with SALMON we're served at Robyn's book launch party and let me tell you - they were INCREDIBLE. So go grab the few simple ingredients and make these burgers today!


BURGER (Fish, Turkey, Chicken, Black Bean) from Go with Your Gut by Robyn Youkilis

Ingredients:

- 1 pound ground meat/fish or 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed

- 1 egg white, beaten

- 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

- 1 tbsp garlic powder

- 1 tbsp minced onion flakes

- 1/4 cup tamari or coconut aminos

- 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil

Directions:

1. If using beans, grind them in a food processor until crumbly. If using fish you can ask your fishmonger to grind for you or grind at home using same process as beans. If you don't have a food processor you can chop beans or fish finely with a knife.

2. Mix ground protein in a large bowl with the remaining ingredients and shape into 4 large patties or 6 mini patties.

3. Add the oil to your skillet and cook the burgers over medium heat until golden brown on the bottom, 3 to 6 minutes depending on protein. Flip the burgers over.

2. Reduce the heat to low and cook for another 5 minutes, until brown or crisp. Serve immediately with traditional burger toppings or on top of a salad or in a lettuce wrap.

Notes: You can also bake these in the oven at 350*F until cooked through to your liking. The bean burgers can be a bit crumbly when serving, but they're still delicious!


YUM! For more recipes like this one (including a I-can't-believe-this-is-healthy chocolate cake and good-gut gummies), grab your copy of Go with Your Gut today!