Friday, 3 March 2017

Spiced Hemp Mylk


Have you made your own milk before? I don't mean as in milking a cow, obviously, but as in blending up a vegan milk alternative (=mylk). You simply blend nuts or seeds with water and optional flavouring and that's about it.

Hemp mylk is great if you're a bit lazy like me, as the seeds don't have to be soaked before blending and the mylk doesn't need to be strained afterwards (unlike other mylks like almond). Hemps seeds are also so incredibly good for you as they are very rich in omega 3 fatty acids, high quality protein, fibres and several vitamins and minerals. I usually add them to smoothies for extra creaminess and to chocolate energy balls for some extra nutritional punch. They are also great sprinkled onto salads and even blended with lemon juice and spices into creamy salad dressings. A true little super seed!

This version of hemp mylk is flavoured with some cinnamon and ginger. Vanilla and cardamom would also be a great option. Or blend in some dates and cacao powder for a healthy chocolate drink :)

What are your plans for the weekend? I'm going to a spa with my love to celebrate one year together ♥. I so much look forward to spending the entire weekend with him, just relaxing, bathing, reading and meditating. Lately I really crave some relaxing down time instead of just doing and I'm trying to listen to my body as good as I can. Because it's so hard sometimes, right? To just switch off and relax? Sometimes I decide to relax and read a good book or whatever, and then I find myself cleaning the house like a madwoman 5 minutes later. That's something I need to work on for sure. Apart from meditation and physical activity (which usually help me), do you have any other tips for relaxing a busy mind? Please share!



Spiced Hemp Mylk


1/2 cup (1 dl) shelled hemp seeds
3 1/2 cup (8 dl) water
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tbsp lacuma, optional
Coconut sugar or maple syrup to taste, optional

Simply blend until smooth. Add lacuma and/or coconut sugar/maple syrup if you want it sweeter and blend again. Store in a glass bottle in the fridge for a few days. Shake before use. Enjoy!

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