You would be surprised to know that there are more than one source of milk. Not everyone is aware of the fact that cow’s milk is not the only source of calcium and minerals to kick start your day you’re your cereals or cornflakes. However, there are few conscious people who are actively taking up plant-based alternatives to cow’s milk.
Recent research has established that human consumption of cow’s milk is not a very good choice and is not as beneficial as we have previously led to believe. This is underlined by the fact that a large part of the population is becoming lactose intolerant. There are numerous other health issues which can be related to the consumption of cow’s milk but, for now, let’s not go down that road.
Hemp Milk v’s Cow’s Milk
Hemp milk is an amazing source of high protein and healthy fats. As a matter of fact, it has more protein and healthy fats than the predominant plant-based milks which include rice and almond milk.
Imagine the advantages of consuming a milk filled with unsaturated essential fatty acids like Omega 3 & 6, proteins like Edestin and Albumin (the protein present in eggs). The best part is, these are very digestible sources of protein. One of the few plant-based complete proteins, containing all 20 amino acids and 9 essential amino acids that we humans require to intake from outer sources.
Where Is Hemp Milk Derived From?
The source of hemp milk is hemp hearts which are loaded with nutrition and provide enormous benefits to our body. Hemp milk is one of the safest milks you can drink without a second thought, as it is free of soy, lactose, and gluten, becoming the best option for people who are suffer from these allergies or intolerances.
How Do You Use Hemp Milk?
In the same way that cow’s milk is blended with so many day-to day foods, hemp milk can also be used in varied ways. It can be consumed directly or can be added to your breakfast cereal, smoothies and drinks. Try it instead of your regular milk or creamer for making an amazing coffee, as hemp milk has got a luscious creaminess and high protein content, making it an amazing alternative for making lattes & cappuccinos.
Unlike other plant-based milk available in the market, you don’t have to take up any hassle of getting up at midnight and soaking the seeds. On the contrary, you can make it at you home in just 3 minutes, which you can store in the refrigerator in order to keep it fresh for a week.
The Process Of Making Hemp Milk What you need:
• 1 cup (100gm) hemp hearts
• 2-3 cups of water
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• Choice of additional sweetness- Mangoes, Strawberries, Coconut sugar, Blueberries, Honey, Jaggery, etc.
• Mix all the ingredients in a blender
• Blend it not more than a minute
• Pour the milk into a big jar
• Store it in the fridge to chill before consuming
• Shake and stir before serving
Try this healthier alternative and feel the difference yourself!