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Probiotic-Rich Hemp Milk
This isn’t just another how-to-make hemp milk video, this is probiotic-rich fermented hemp milk!
I will take you through the steps on how to make the hemp milk and the simple method on how to ferment it overnight. To watch the instructional video, scroll to the end of this article. Enjoy this probiotic-rich and nutritious fermented hemp milk!
- 1 quart or liter glass jar with lid
- Fine mesh nut milk bag (a cheesecloth will not work)
Note: If you need a nut milk bag, I've provided a link to the exact one I use further down the page.
- 1/2 cup / 118 ml hemp hearts (also known as hemp seeds)
- 3.5 cups / 725 ml warm water (warm to the touch)
- 2 tablespoons / 30 ml honey or maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon / 6 ml vanilla (optional)
- 1 capsule probiotic (any brand)
Note: Below are step-by-step instructions. For more detailed instructions, plus an added fermentation experiment with this fermented hemp milk, scroll down to click on the video.
1. After adding the hemp seeds, water, and honey to the blender (plus optional vanilla) blend the ingredients on the highest speed for 30 seconds.
2. Place the nut milk bag in a jar, bowl, or large measure cup and pour the hemp milk into the nut milk bag.
3. Work the hemp milk through the nut milk bag with your hands.
4. Pour the strained hemp milk into a quart or liter size glass jar. Add 1/4 to 1/2 of a probiotic capsule to the hemp milk. The probiotic acts as the starter culture. No need to add a full capsule, 1/4 to 1/2 capsule is all you will need.
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5. Place the lid on tightly and give the hemp milk a good shake to incorporate the probiotic powder from the capsule.
6. Loosen the lid slightly and leave the hemp milk on the counter overnight.
7. The hemp milk will separate. This is common for all homemade plant milks. Simply give it a shake and you have the beautiful hemp milk back in seconds.
8. That's it! The hemp milk will have fermented by the next day.
How to Use Hemp Milk
Pour the probiotic rich and nutritious fermented hemp milk over your favorite cereal, oats, smoothie or drink straight!
A Note About Probiotics
The probiotic powder from the capsule is being used as the starter culture for this lacto-fermentation recipe.
Probiotic supplements are measured by CFUs, or Colony Forming Units. The number you see on your bottle, such as 30 billion, is measured in these CFUs. No matter the CFU number of your probiotic, using the whole capsule isn’t necessarily better since this little amount being used as the starter culture will ferment and multiply the CFUs substantially.
The bonus to using only partial probiotic capsules is you’re stretching out the consumption of the bottle by doing fermentations like these, which saves you money!
Next on the probiotic note is how many strains are included in the probiotic formula you’re using. Some only have one strain, or just a handful. Others like the Garden of Life brand that I use, they contain 32-34 strains. Each strain has its own special function so to speak, they don’t all do the exact same thing in the exact same place in your body. For me, my thought is, the broader the spectrum, the better. However, no matter how many or how few strains your probiotic formula contains, it's all good, use what you have!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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