hey hey friends!
Happy Friday! Any fun plans for this weekend? yesterday I asked on facebook what everyone was doing and a few of you informed me of your plans. I wanted to wish our dear friend Liz good luck in her dance competition. And another dear friend Kristin hope you have a blast at the wedding. For me, while Michelle travels back this way from being in Nashville this weekend I am actually going to the beach with some of my girlfriends. It is a little tradition that they do because all the ‘guys’ go and play golf all weekend. so us girls just had to do something as well haha
moving onto today’s recipe.
let me just say when Michelle and I enjoyed this breakfast earlier this week it was pure bliss.
it has been ages since we have had chocolate milk. of course it is not the chocolate milk you may be thinking. if you have been following our blog since the beginning you remember that we cut out dairy from our diet a VERY long time ago. and we are sure glad we did.
nowadays there are so many non-dairy alternatives it is crazy. like Gena we enjoying making our own nut or seed based milks at home. they are super easy to make and you can add whatever sweetener you like and flavorings!
and that is exactly what we did. though since being on this elimination diet we have to watch what sweeteners we use.
this non-dairy milk is based out of our favorite ingredient hemp seeds along with a little mesquite and carob for smoky chocolate flavor. Michelle and I made this hemp milk a little different too. we did not strain out the pulp like you would normally when making a nut milk. we wanted a little texture to the milk. again please feel free to strain yours.
now you could use cocoa powder instead of carob, again we took out cocoa for a little bit in this elimination diet.
this recipe is great for those who can not handle dairy and chocolate but still want the idea of having chocolate milk. it worked for us.
Pure2raw recipe: homemade hemp carob milk
prep- time: 5 minutes
make-time: 5 minutes
tools needed: blender
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 2 tbsp carob powder (or cocoa)
- 1 tbsp mesquite powder (could use maca, lucuma or more cocoa for a rich chocolate flavor)
- splash of vanilla (our is alcohol free from singing dog vanilla)
Place all ingredients into your blender and blend till hemp seeds are well blended.
Once everything is mixed together nicely pour into a glass container. *again you may strain your milk for any pulp but we did not do this part.
to make the cereal:
add in 1/2 cup soaked and rinsed buckwheat groats and place in a bowl.
pour your hemp carob milk over the buckwheat and enjoy.
*if you do not have raw buckwheat groats you may use this milk on top of any cereal or oats of your liking. you may also add in a sweetener if you like.
breakfast is served!
I have been loving carob with a little mesquite mixed together to give me that chocolate-like satisfaction. if you have not had mesquite before you should try it. we love the Navitas Naturals brand. it provides a tad of sweetness along with a smoky caramel like flavor. plus mesquite is full of fiber and protein.
now who wants some breakfast?
Twins Question: Have you ever tried mesquite before? If so did you like it? Are you a buckwheat fan? Have you ever made your own chocolate non-dairy milk before?
Anyone else have plans this weekend?
till next time,