Chocolate Hemp Milk


I didn't drink chocolate milk for years because cow milk hurts my digestive system and chocolate milk (either cow milk or a dairy alternative) is just too high in sugar for me to drink. I've heard a lot of athletes say that it's great to have post workout or that it cures hangovers, but in my humble opinion, I just don't believe that to be true. Chocolate milk is filled with sugar and bunch of bullshit if you ask me. As written on Beatrice's website (a large milk producer here in Canada), the ingredients in their chocolate milk are: partly skimmed milk, sugar, cocoa, salt, carrageenan, artificial flavour, vitamin A palmitate and vitamin D.

I'm just gonna say that I want artificial flavouring to go fuck itself and get out of the "food" industry. It doesn't belong in food, and it definitely doesn't belong in our bodies.

If you're someone who has a dairy allergy or is intolerant to lactose (happens to be 65-70% of the global population), then I have a dairy free alternative for you!
I also have a DIY hemp milk recipe that takes less than 2 minutes and is perfect for protein shakes, smoothies or your favourite granola cereal!

This homemade hemp milk is rich in protein and omega 3s, raw cocoa for antioxidants and maple syrup for a perfect balance of sweetness in addition to abundant minerals.

I really love adding collagen to this recipe to really boost the amino acid profile.
Just 1 tbsp of collagen delivers 18 different amino acids and 9g of protein!
In the words of Barney Stinson, "It's legend.... wait for it.... dary".


Also, really quickly before you read the recipe, I'll just let you know that while shooting the pictures for this recipe, there was an epic fail which caused nearly 500ml of chocolate milk to spill on my floor, my white background destroyed, and my patience was tested. Unfortunately I was only able to take 2 pictures (besides the fail picture of course because those are important too haha) but I'm deciding to publish the recipe anyways. Enjoy!

I didn't take a picture of the floor and all the places it splashed.. trust me it was everywhere. 

Ingredients:

1/2 C hemp seeds
1 L filtered water
2 tbsp raw cocoa
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp mineral salt
stevia to taste
1/4 C Organika enhanced collagen ** see notes

Notes:
If you don't like stevia, can substitute with 1/4 C maple syrup however this will quickly increase  sugar content.

The collagen can be omitted if you don't have it on hand or wish to make this recipe vegan.
side note: my favourite collagen is by Organika and they just came out with their plant based collagen! You totally need to check it out if you're interested

Directions

In a high speed blender, blend all ingredients together for 30-45 seconds on high. 

Using a nut milk bag or a fine mesh strainer, strain the hemp seeds form the milk and store in an airtight container. 

Shake before consuming as settling is likely to occur.



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