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Hi, I’m Kim Christensen, M.Om., Dipl.OM, L.Ac. I’m a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and owner of Constellation Acupuncture & Healing Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Back before going to school and becoming a healthcare practitioner, Affairs of Living was my creative outlet while healing from chronic health issues. There's big changes coming to the site - it will soon be the home of my new health coaching practice! Stay tuned. 

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Creamy Hemp Milk (gluten-free, vegan, raw, ACD)


This is my go-to recipe for a quick milk, a simple combination of filtered water, hemp seeds, and chia seeds. Hemp seeds do not contain phytic acid, are easily assimilate by the body, and do not need to be soaked for optimal digestion like other nuts, seeds, grains, and beans. Although you can make this recipe without the chia, including it lends a creamier, thicker consistency and better mouthfeel.  

If you've never used hemp seeds, this milk is an easy way to start.  Hemp seeds have an impressive nutritional profile, containing lots of protein, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, and omega fatty acids. Additionally, hemp seeds are incredible source of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. For more information about hemp seeds, I recommend reading this post by Food Renegade

Drink up!


Creamy Hemp Milk

yield 2 cups

Hemp seeds are nut-free, have a low allergenic potential, and are chock full of vitamins, minerals, protein, amino acids, and fatty acids. This milk is an easy way to include these super seeds in your diet, whether you pour it over gluten-free oatmeal, add it to smoothies or tea, or use it in baking. Chia seeds add a creamier consistency and better mouthfeel, but feel free to omit if desired.

  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds

 Place 1 cup water, hemp seeds, and chia seeds in a high powered blender like a Vitamix or a Blendtech. Blend on high for about 1 minute, then add additional 1 cup water and blend for about 15-30 more seconds. Use as is, or strain through a fine strainer (you will need to rinse the strainer a few times). I prefer to leave it unstrained, but the choice is up to you!

Use immediately, or store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in a well-sealed container. Shake well before using.

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Great idea to add in the chia seeds, I never thought to do that. I will next time for sure!!

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristie {Nourishing Eats}

I've made my own hemp milk once before and it was great! The only reason I never made it again was because I made too much and it went bad. Now that I've learned my lesson I"ll definitely be making this and I won't take forever to use it up. :)

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAyla

yum, this I have to try as well! you are so brilliant!

February 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie
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