It's all about the milk. I am a fan of almond milk. I make my own and I also purchase unsweetened almond milk from our local health food store. This week I have really been hooked on Hemp Milk and I am loving it. I usually drink almond milk. Not only does Hemp milk have this great nutty taste but it has this power packed nutritional profile that just makes you feel healthy by drinking it . It is a source of calcium, omega's, magnesium, potassium, iron and more trace minerals. It has a nice earthy taste to it and has a slight browny white tinge to it. I love hemp seeds so much that they are very much a part of my children's diet.
Here is the brand that I used this week. When I buy any nut milks I always buy unsweetened milk. Then if I need to, I will add my own sweetener of choice. However I usually don't need to add anything. I will be making my own on the weekend.
I had a lovely cereal mix this week to accompany the hemp milk. I soaked some buckwheat groats overnight. Rinsed them off really well in the morning. They are a bit slimy but that can all come out when you rinse them. Then I put them to dehydrate for a few hours. (You could do this on low in your oven if you don't have a dehydrator).
Once they are dry I put them in the fridge in an air tight container. Each day I have had this lovely cereal combination.
Hemp Milk (health food store or homemade)
Fruit of choice.
Enjoy. (next week it will be a new combo as I am almost out of this one)
I also made sesame milk this week and used it in a chocolate smoothie. Yummy. It was really easy and pretty good. First I soaked the sesame seeds overnight. Then put them in the Vitamix and gave them a quick blend. I used a nut bag to strain the milk. I threw out the left over sesame pulp and it left this amazingly white milk.
There is a bit of a stronger taste to the milk so I mixed it with a banana, cacao butter and a little agave. Really I did this because I wanted to see what my 4 year old would think of this new milk. She normally drinks rice milk or almond milk. She recognized the smell of sesame seeds, but loved the taste. This is great because sesame seeds are a source of calcium.
I usually use almond milk and I love homemade milk but I don't always have the time. However I am glad I stepped out and did the sesame milk which was new for me.What type of milk do you use in your house? Do you use one type and your children a different type? Is there a new milk that you want to try?
I also got my first blog award for Blyssful Health from Rawkinmom. So sending out a big thank you to Rawkinmom. I just need some time to think of who I am going to pass it along too.