This quick, easy and incredibly delicious homemade hemp milk recipe is officially my latest addiction. This “milk” is packed with energizing omega-3’s, hemp protein and antioxidants and is a great superfood, power-snack to get you through your day. The addition of digestive spices increases the absorption of these vital nutrients while enhancing the flavor.
This hemp milk would be known as Jivaniya or “life-giving” in Ayurveda, as it give the body strength and vitality. It can be utilized in any rejuvenation therapy, during times of Vata imbalance or during times of depletion such as post-cleanse or post-illness. This nourishing, anti-aging recipe is also great for increasing the essential Ojas in the system, enhancing one’s immunity, vitality and energy. It can be used by all dosha types, but is most suitable for Vata and Pitta types, as it will increase Kapha (and toxins) in excess.
- Vegan, Vegetarian
- Servings: yields 4 cups; 2-4 servings
- Time: 20 minutes
*Kapha types can enjoy this recipe but should follow the doshic recommendations listed below the instructions.
- High speed blender
- Tablespoon for measuring
- Fancy cup to drink out of (optional)
- 3 cups of fresh water
- 4 Tbsp hemp seeds
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp cacao powder
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon*
- 1/4 tsp cardamom*
- 1/4 tsp ginger powder*
- pinch of saffron
- pinch of turmeric*
- pinch of pink himalayan salt or sea salt (optional)
1. Add 2.5 cups of water to the blender.
2. Add the hemp seeds, chia seeds, cacoa nibs, honey, ghee and spices.
3. Blend on high for 2-3 minutes or until completely smooth and deliciously frothy.
4. Enjoy as a quick breakfast shake, a midday pick-me-up or as a milk substitute for cereals, etc.
5. Refrigerate any leftovers for up to 2-3 days (separation may occur and is totally normal).
Optional Doshic Variations
Vata types should avoid the cacao powder or replace it with a tsp of vanilla extract. If time permits, the chia seeds should be soaked in 1 cup of water for at least an hour before blending to avoid any potential dryness they tend to cause.
Pitta types should replace the honey with maple syrup which tends to be more cooling. They can replace the ghee with coconut oil if preferred (although both are Pitta-reducing). If there are signs of excessive heat in the system, the cacao powder should be avoided.
This recipe is a great alternative to dairy milk for Kapha types. However it is recommended to eliminate the ghee and increase the spices, especially the ginger powder and cinnamon.
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