LILAC'S LURE: Raw Vegan Blueberry, Lavender + Vanilla Hemp Mylk

At one point in time, it was rare to see hemp milk on the store shelves as much as you would see almond and cashew milk or you could only find it in health food stores. Now, you can walk into most grocery stores and spot in on the shelf in all of its glory. And while this is just a wonderful sight to see hemp milk in the presence of its peers (walnut, pea, pistachio, oat, almond and cashew), some people still have not been warmly introduced.

Hemp milk is one of my FAVORITE plant-based mylks - full of protein, essential fats, vitamins, enzymes, starches and saturated fats. It is a Super Food. It is something that should be a staple for everyone - vegan and non-vegan. However, the price tag in the stores for hemp milk can be quite a shock to some...and also a deterrent. So, how do you go around that? Why, by making it yourself, of course! Trust me.....it is easier than you think and so much fun to make.


It consists of two simple ingredients: raw hemp seeds and water. I kid you not. (I see that face that you are making.....). Of course, the perk is that you can add in a few of your favorite things. I love blueberries and I love lavender. The end result was this gorgeous, lilac vision that stood before me once I finished making the mylk. My little gothling, Ikenna Draven, could not get enough. A purple mylk mustache and a smile signaled his approval. Well, that and dancing to The Pet Shop Boys that was playing in the background.

I assure you that if this creamy, fragrant mylk can garner the approval of picky vegan toddlers - I am sure that it will please you, as well.


WEAPONS OF CHOICE {TOOLS}

- Vitamix or any High Speed Blender -

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Medium Mixing Bowl

64 oz. Mason Jar or Large Bottle

Nut Mylk Bag (mine of choice is from Ellie's Best) or Cheesecloth

Measuring Cups

Measuring Spoons



INGREDIENTS

2 cups raw hulled hemp seeds

5 cups distilled or filtered water

1 tablespoon vanilla powder or vanilla extract

3-4 medjool dates, pitted (or 1/4 cup agave nectar)

Pinch Himalayan pink salt

1 teaspoon lavender

1 cup organic blueberries (fresh or frozen)



-LET THE KITCHEN CONJURING COMMENCE-

RECIPE

-In your high speed blender - place hemp seeds, salt, vanilla, dates (or agave), lavender and water; blend until smooth and creamy. *NOTE: if using a Vitamix, slowly increase the level from 1 to 7 and blend for 40 seconds*.


-Next, place the nut bag or cheesecloth into the bowl and pour the mylk through the bag and strain. Make sure to get all of the mylk by gently squeezing the bag or cloth. There should be little to no pulp from the hemp seeds.


-After straining, return the mylk to the blender. Add the blueberries; blender until completely combined and incorporated. *NOTE: if using a Vitamix, slowly increase the level from 1 to 6 and blend for 30 seconds.*


-Pour into a large mason jar or glass bottle of your choice for storage or pour into your favorite wine glass or goblet....and indulge.


*Makes 36-40 oz; keeps for 2-3 days


So, did you try this out for yourself? If so, do tell. I would love to know, see and hear from you.


Until we meet again, my darklings

xx


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