Making your own hemp milk is easier and less expensive than buying it. Plus you don’t get all those crappy added ingredients when you make your own. Most especially carageenan, a processed seaweed derivative, which is correlated with colon cancer, is known to destroy epithelial cells and to promote inflammation in the digestive tract.
I use Nutiva shelled hemp seeds which I buy from vitacost.com at a discounted price.
I mostly use my homemade hemp milk for smoothie making, in which case I skip the maple syrup. I also use it to make Chia Seed Pudding, Guilt-Free Chocolate Pudding or any other recipes that calls for nut or seed milk.
I often halve or quarter the recipe, as I do not normally use 3 cups of hemp milk within 4-5 days. Half recipe: ¼ cup hemp seeds, 1 ½ cups water ½ tablespoon maple syrup, pinch sea salt. Quarter recipe: 2 tablespoons hemp seeds, ¾ cup water, a little less than 1 teaspoon maple syrup, pinch sea salt.
There will be a tiny bit of a very fine sediment that falls to the bottom of the jar of your homemade hemp milk. This is edible and is not grainy or displeasing to drink.
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