Monday, November 30, 2009

Hemp milk

I thought I’d share my recent love of hemp milk. It’s good cold (plain, vanilla, or chocolate) but my new discovery is *hot* hemp milk. And if you heat it with a peppermint tea bag it makes the perfect winter holiday drink.

Hemp milk is a good alternative to cow or soy milk. It can usually be found in the soy/almond milk section of grocery stores (not yet at Trader Joe’s). It’s basically just made up of hemp seeds and water… and it's so good for us! Just one cup has:
~900mg Omega-3 Fatty Acid & 2800mg Omega-6 Fatty Acid (this is apparently the ideal ratio of Omega 3: Omega 6)
~All 10 essential amino acids
~4g protein, >40% daily calcium, 0 cholesterol, Potassium, Phosphorous, Riboflavin, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Vitamin D, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc…

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