I came up with the original idea to write Super Seeds, because I over the past few years, I've been using these little power-packed beauties to easily boost the nutrition in my everyday meals. Quinoa, flaxseed, amaranth, hemp seed and chia seed make it easier than ever for me to ensure that my family is eating well.
Last week, I told you about how to make basic hemp milk, using shelled hemp seeds (or hemp hearts) and water. In my house, we don't usually use straight hemp milk for drinking, but rather use it in recipes.
One way that we've been enjoying our hemp milk is to turn it into Strawberry Hemp Milk. Inspired by a kids' favorite, "I'm Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed," by Lauren Child, where pink milk is served to three tigers, we wanted to make our own pink milk.
You can feel good about serving this pink milk to any tigers (or people) who might need a bedtime drink.
Strawberry Hemp Milk (vegan, dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, soy-free)
Makes 4 cups
- 1/2 cup shelled hemp seeds (also known as hemp hearts)
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1-2 tablespoons agave nectar
- pinch of salt
- 2 cups strawberry slices
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Ice (optional)
- Blend all hemp seeds and water thoroughly.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend well.
My new book, Super Seeds, is available now! You can also find tasty recipes in Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes.