Vanilla Nut Hemp Milk

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Oh jeez, Calgary is rocking my world right now.

I’m happy. I’m smiling. I’m all lit up. I attended my sister’s convocation (the scientific cookie of the family!), spent Papa’s day with my Dad, girls night with Mom… it’s been nourishing.



The plan, as I fly back to Montreal in 5 days to help Kevin finish packing, is to bottle up all this bliss and keep it with me as a quick-acting tranquilizer when things get heated.

The stress, timelines and moving parts of a cross-country move can be debilitating. I got so sick the last time we did this. But I’m not going to let my nerves and fears disrupt me this go around. No, no.

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I’m juicing once a day, having balanced breakfasts, meditating every afternoon, and sucking up as much of my Alberta experience as I can.

I’m keeping my eyes on the prize and mega dosing with hemp milk (to keep me protein-packed and hydrated… plus, it’s like a dessert in a glass!).

Join me?

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Vanilla Nut Hemp Milk
Recipe type: Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free (option), Egg-free
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Serves: 4
This smooth and creamy hemp milk can be made at home in minutes!
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup shelled hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon xylitol or honey or coconut nectar
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon pure almond extract
  1. Add all ingredients to the jug of your high-powered blender and blend on high for 1 minute.
  2. You have the option to run the blended mixture through a nut milk bag if you want ultra-smooth milk or keep the pureed hemp seeds in the mixture for extra fiber.
  3. Makes 500mL. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
To make nut-free: do not use almond extract
To keep vegan: do not use honey

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I used xylitol for this recipe, but you could use any type of sugar that you have on hand.


Add all ingredients to the jug of your high-powered blender and blend on high for 1 minute.

You have the option to run the blended mixture through a nut milk bag if you want ultra-smooth milk or keep the pureed hemp seeds in the mixture for extra fiber.

It’s great either way but if you don’t strain it, the fiber will separate from the milk so make sure you give it a little shake before you drink it.


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  1. Can I use the un-hulled hemp seeds for this recipe? Thank you.

    • You bet! I would probably blend it a bit longer and be sure to strain it before drinking, though.

  2. I consume close to a liter of nut, seed, and coconut milks daily, primarily in smoothies and cereals, and just recently evolved into the diy world, and will never look back .. Personally, I do not extract the pulp, since it serves as a thicker base which is ideal for milk shake texture and it compliments cereal grain meals, particularly hot porridges .. All of the nutritional profile remains intact, and the process is even quicker .. That said, I see so many enticing recipes for pulp use ..

    I imagine any left-overs made into delicious raw date rolls, bars or cookies, with lots of add-on options like soaked grains, unblended soaked nuts/seeds, sprouted nut/seed butters, unsulfured dry fruits, raw shredded coconut, raw cocoa powder, raw nut/coconut/hemp/red palm/avocado oils, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, vanilla, turmeric, mashed bananas, fresh fruits, and raw sweeteners …..

    • Yum! Thanks for sharing- homemade nut and seed milks are just the best! So much better than store bought ;)

  3. Hi Leanne

    I don’t know if you have pets but I wanted to let you know that Xylitol is highly toxic to dogs and cats which is why I don’t keep any products containing Xylitol in my house.

    I had some unsulfered dried coconut flakes but they never seemed to taste like coconut when I added them to my smoothies until…. I found your recipe for coconut milk…DELICIOUS!! Can’t wait to try your other homemade milks.

  4. How were you able to figure out the nutritional facts? I am trying to figure out the data for my homemade almond milk. Thank you in advance!

    • Hi Stephanie – I use recipe developer. I hope that helps!

  5. I just made the hemp milk without almond extract and I used maple syrup instead of honey. Oh My Gosh it tastes good! I didn’t think to use really cold water so mine is a little warm (yuck) so as soon as it vets chilled I am downing this sucker!
    I am really enjoying your blog. Thanks for being here and sharing with the rest of us.

  6. dare I ask if you drink coffee and do you use this in it?

    • I add it in my tea and it’s ah-mazing!

  7. I also love this quote! It kicks fear and insecurity in the butt and just feels so good to say out loud! Like giving yourself permission, like everything is o.k:) I have been following your awesome recipes and pictures for about a year now and I’ve always wanted to tell’re awesome! Keep up the inspiring work! Can’t wait to try this recipe! Are you moving back home to Calgary?

    • Corie! Well, you’re just a bucket o love now aren’t you! Thanks for your kind words… I AM moving back to Calgary (and I’m super pumped about it). Thanks again for taking time out of your busy day to make me smile :)