When I first started trying to be healthy about 3 years ago, I tried to follow the Canada Food Guide because that’s all I knew about health. As most of you know, the food guide recommends 2 cups of milk per day for adults. I did just that and ended up being itchy with rashes.
I grew up with rashes so I thought that my body was just reacting to the heat I work with in the kitchen so I didn’t think much of it. I shared what was going on with me to my brother’s girlfriend at the time (now sadly his ex-girlfriend), and she asked me if I had changed my diet somehow. I didn’t clue in to the fact that my diet related with what was happening with my skin. Even though I knew food and loved eating, I was so disconnected as to how the food I was eating affected my overall health.
This conversation with my brother’s ex-girlfriend made me look into my diet and was pretty much the start of my health journey. After that incident, I slowly cut out dairy from my diet (starting with milk) and the rash never came back. I now use healthy “milk” alternatives such as nut milks and hemp milk. I hope you enjoy this hemp milk as much as I do!
- 1/4 cup hemp hearts
- 1 cup filtered water
- Place hemp hearts and water into a blender. Blend for 2-3 minutes or until water starts to resemble a milky texture. Place in a nut milk bag and squeeze the milk out or strain through with a cheesecloth.
- Drink right away and enjoy or add to oats, pancake or any recipe that needs milk.
- Store in a glass jar in the fridge. It will be good for 3 days.