Another alternative to cow milk is hemp milk. I haven’t come across it in our stores, but I am guessing that it can be quite expensive and most probably full of added sugars, preservatives, stabilisers and not-so-natural ingredients. Once you eliminate sugar from your diet, all food items you buy seem to taste really sweet (the same goes for cooking according to old recipes) because your body is not used to it anymore, therefore it is best to just do things on your own and control the amount of sugar you put in (if any).
Hemp milk is super easy to make, all you need is a cup of hemp seeds, 2 cups of water, a blender, a nut milk bag, and a sweetener if needed. Because there are no additives in this milk, it will separate in the fridge so you will have to shake it before use.
1. Throw everything into the blender (hemp seeds, water, and a sweetener if needed) and blend for about a minute and a half.
2. The last part of the process requires you to strain the milk through the nut milk bag. Instead of the nut milk bag, you can use a very fine strainer or sieve, or several layers of cheesecloth (muslin) – or you can also use the cheesecloth and the strainer (the best option). Just pour the hemp milk slowly through the filter into a large bowl underneath. The filter will retain the seed particles while the liquid will go through. When most of the milk has passed through the strainer, gather up the cheesecloth and gently squeeze it to remove excess liquid.
And that’s it. All there’s left is for you to enjoy what you’ve made. 😀
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