Nutty Chocolate Hemp Milk

Care of Laura Wright Serves: Makes 3 cups Notes: The best thing about this recipe is that you can make a nutritious, non-dairy milk without having to soak anything for at least 4 hours prior. The seeds are ready to go! Having said that, you can leave out the cocoa if you would like a plainer/more versatile milk. Ingredients 1/2 cup hulled hemp seeds 3 cups filtered water 2 tbsp agave nectar 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 2.5 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder or raw cacao powder 1 tsp coconut butter (optional) pinch of sea salt Directions Combine the hemp seeds and filtered water in a blender pitcher. Blend on medium-high speed for a full minute. Strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve or a nut milk bag into a bowl or large container with a spout. Rinse the blender pitcher and pour the strained hemp milk back into it. Add the agave nectar, vanilla, cocoa powder, coconut butter and sea salt. Blend on medium-high speed again for 30 seconds or so. Pour the milk into a non-reactive container. This milk will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. Read More

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High-Vibing with Hemp

Care of Laura Wright Hemp seeds are teeny, nutty and deeply nutritious. They come in hulled and un-hulled varieties and are often labelled as “hemp nuts”. I generally reach for the un-hulled as I find their ease of use preferable (the hulls are quite tough). They’re a tasty addition to any salad, bowl of oatmeal or smoothie for sure. The crop itself seems to raise a few questions because of the natural linkage to marijuana, but have no fear. You won’t be tripping out after you eat some greens adorned with the stuff. The crop itself also yields edible oils and fibre for paper and cloth. Fun fact: the original Levi’s jeans were made from hemp-based fabric, but the incredible durability of the product didn’t translate to economic viability for the brand! Let’s talk about THC: Both marijuana and hemp seeds come from different strains of the Cannabis plant genus, a flowering annual herb. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is the naturally occurring substance in the plant (the flowers) that is responsible for the “high” effect in recreational marijuana. The level of THC in the dried flowers can reach upwards of 20 percent. It’s important to note that there is… Read More

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