Hemp milk recipe

Organic hemp milk is a legal, healthy alternative to dairy milk. You can purchase ready-made product in good stores, but it is cheap and easy to make yourself. Fresh-shelled hemp seed milk has a white to slightly green or gray appearance and a pleasant taste. You can experiment with flavors by adding almonds, vanilla, or figs, which all complement the taste of hemp nut.

Preparation Time: 2 minutes.

1 cup shelled hemp seeds (hemp nuts)
5-6 cups cold water (previously boiled and allowed to cool)

Combine the water and hemp nut in a blender. You can create the desired thickness by using more or less water.

Blend on a high-speed setting for 2 to 3 minutes, or until creamy and smooth.

To strain (if required): pour the blended mixture through a cheesecloth and squeeze into a bowl. You should be left with a thin coating of pulp on the inside of the cloth, which you can rinse off.

To sweeten (if required): add fruit, maple syrup, or honey. Blend until smooth. Optionally you can then strain the milk again through a cheesecloth. Hemp milk will keep for three days if refrigerated in a sealed container.

Makes: 6-7 cups.

How to count calories. General Guidance

Simply count your calories by using either an inexpensive food calorie guidebook or Googling a free online guide. Plan your three meals a day with breakfast being the most important; eat less in the evening if you can. Write down the calorie content of each meal and add up the total. An average man requires around 2,500 calories a day to maintain his weight. For an average woman, the figure is around 2,000 calories a day. These values can vary depending on age and levels of physical activity. The ideal calorie intake to lose weight is at least 500 calories below the maintenance level, and never more than 1000 calories below. There are approximately 3,500 calories in a pound of stored body fat. So, if you create a 3,500-calorie shortage over a week, you will lose one pound of body fat. Cut out red meat, sugar, alcohol, processed foods, white bread, pasta, and dairy products completely. Replace potatoes and white rice carbohydrates with raw hulled hemp seeds, legumes, whole grains, and other fresh vegetables. Whole grains such as brown or wild rice, oats, barley, and rye, or foods made from them, contain all the essential parts and naturally occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed and are a good source of fiber. Quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat are classified as “pseudo-grains” but are normally listed alongside true cereal grains because their nutritional profile, preparation, and use are so similar.