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Simply Hemp

Recently I was approached by a brand new company called “Simply Hemp” about trying their raw hemp milk. I get approached by companies often, but I really only accept and review ones that seem interesting, healthy and pure enough for myself and my family! If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time you should know that. You also should know we are major cannabis lovers over here. The THC-free kind of course!

I put hemp seeds in just about everything. And while Ella is still nursing at naptime and bedtime, she supplements with hemp milk in her sippy cup during the day.

Well, I don’t think I’ve been more excited in a while to tell you about a new product than I am right now. I’m being serious– so listen up….

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I will tell you about the amazing product in a minute, but what I love even more is the story behind this family owned company. Seth transformed his life by challenging himself to 60 days of raw veganism. He made a documentary about that transformation. Seth struggled to find a good non-dairy milk to supplement his diet with. He tried all of the non-dairy milks in the stores, even hemp, but was turned off by the additives and fillers. It took him months and months, but he finally got the perfect formula for hemp seed milk. I love his story, that they are just starting out and the fact that they are family owned. You know that there’s a lot of love going into this product!

I have to say, when I first received this package in the mail my first thought was “Why didn’t I think of this?” And my second was “Okay, no big deal I make my on hemp milk, seed milk and nut milk all of the time…what’s the difference?”

I soon ate..errr….drank my words when I tried this for the first time.

First off, this hemp milk has 25 grams of protein per packet! Each package makes about 4 cups of hemp milk. The ingredient list is simple and pure..no added junk! And they use my favorite hemp seeds…Nutiva.

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All you do is shake and add this package to your blender with 3-4 cups of filtered water (depending on how creamy you want it):

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Blend it up, pour it into a glass container and store it in the fridge (or drink it up right then and there!)

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I’ve been meaning to mention on here how…by accident really…I haven’t used or purchased protein powder in about two months! I ran out, and after I was injured with less strength training and more yoga/cardio I just haven’t been using it. Once I noticed I then continued with trying to just get my protein from whole foods. Usually I felt I didn’t meet the amount my body needed with my activity level but it has been working for me lately! So when I made this up, and realized we had only three days to use it (it’s THAT pure!) I poured myself a glass with breakfast. This was the first time, maybe ever, that I drank a glass of “milk” alone without blending it in a protein smoothie or something:

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Incredible. That’s all I can say. It is simply the most delicious non-dairy milk I have ever tasted. The hint of cinnamon gives it such a  nice flavor! I have added cinnamon to my homemade “milks” before but there was just something about this that made it unique. Maybe the fact that it’s just so fresh! It reminds me of my own homemade “milk” but with a little extra loving!

(side note: you could always blend up half the package with 1 1/2 cups of water if you don’t drink a lot at a time to preserve it!)

The real test was with a certain miniature person living in my house.

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Sunday morning we set her up at her little Minnie Mouse breakfast table with her pumpkin muffins and some of the new hemp milk. Her first taste she made a funny face. From there I expected her to reject it. She’s so used to her usual hemp milk, and this was slightly different in taste so I didn’t know if she’d take to it. However, she kept coming back for more! She finished it all that morning!

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sleepy Sunday morning with daddy

Winner.

All in all…I really love this product. I soon will be trying it in a green smoothie and have no doubt it will take it to a new level! I hope you all get the chance to try Simply Hemp soon too!

Tip: If you “Like” Simply Hemp on facebook they post offers on shipping and stuff!

In other news…was it really 75 degrees here today?? After yoga class I was blasting my air while wearing a tank top. October 24th on the East Coast people. Last year at this time it was snowing! Craziness.

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(looking back on this post makes me realize it hasn’t even been a year since my first heated power yoga class at SOL! And now I am becoming a RYT. Wow!)

Talk soon!

 

What’s your favorite non-dairy milk? Home made or store bought? Do you think you would try Simply Hemp??

PS- Speaking of Nutiva, you MUST see this documentary “Genetic Roulette” regarding GMO’s. If you know me  you know how I feel about that! It’s FREE until October 31st so take a look! Nutiva, along with a bunch of my other favorite companies are sponsoring the film.

xo

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16 Comments

  • Reply Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness

    I’ve never tried help milk but I’d love to try it! I’ve been loving hemp seeds lately for the extra protein boost! Typically I use almond milk but I’d definitely be up for switching it up!

    October 25, 2012 at 8:25 am
  • Reply Heidi

    I HAVE to try this! I hate making my own nut milks, but I also dislike buying them with added chemicals.

    October 25, 2012 at 9:55 am
  • Reply purelytwins

    love their label! and sounds like a delicious non-dairy milk, we love hemp milk, probably our favorite.

    October 25, 2012 at 10:27 am
  • Reply Kimmie

    This sounds good. I will have to try it. I do wish it had more calcium in it. What do you do to get your daily calcium needs met?

    October 25, 2012 at 10:43 am
    • Reply laury

      I get TONS of calcium from green leafy veggies and seeds like chia seeds! They have 6 times the amount in whole milk AND they are better absorbed 🙂

      October 26, 2012 at 4:15 pm
  • Reply Alisa

    This sounds amazing! Thanks for posting about this product Laury.

    October 25, 2012 at 11:20 am
  • Reply Julie (A Case of the Runs)

    I really gotta try this… I have an ordinary blender, wonder if it’d still work. But yeah, I would LOVE to give up protein powders too… so icky-tasting!!

    October 25, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    • Reply laury

      I’m sure it would! They don’t advertise for high speed blenders..this will work with any! It’s not like almonds where they are harder to break down/

      October 26, 2012 at 4:16 pm
  • Reply The Delicate Place (@misathemeb)

    wow. i’m finishing up my last bit of protein powder now (won’t be doing it in the cold months) but was relying on it kinda heavily since i was struggling with an infection that had me on antibiotics and a mostly alkaline diet so i was eating fish and chicken but not much other meat…not even eggs! i love green smoothies but don’t want to have a bunch of ice in there so maybe hemp milk would be a nice alternative plus i see they have it sweetened already so i don’t have to buy stevia..BONUS! the only hemp milk i have bought is the pacific brand. i really need to start making my own…..the stabilizers they put in there sometimes…soooo sketch!

    October 25, 2012 at 2:33 pm
    • Reply laury

      Crazy about your infection, Melissa! Who put you on an alkaline diet? Did you just do it because of antibiotocs or a doc? If the latter I am impressed?? Never heard of a doctor changing someones diet because of medicine. It’s usually…here take this and you should feel better soon.

      I am a Tempt girl usually. Was never a fan of pacific. I will now go between Tempt and the Raw stuff because it’s so great!

      October 26, 2012 at 4:18 pm
      • Reply The Delicate Place (@misathemeb)

        ha yeah you are totally right about doctors…i put myself on it bc i do believe that foods affect the bodies ph and that certain foods are more taxing on the system. i brought goat yogurt back in for 2 weeks while i was on the antibiotic and am now weaning off probiotic pills to a maintenance dose. i was taking 4 daily and would like to go back to my 1 in the am/ and 1 in the pm. so far things are good!

        October 26, 2012 at 6:03 pm
        • Reply laury

          You definitely know your body best!!! I am glad it’s working! Nothing like antibiotics to throw off that perfect internal flora you have going on. Good for you for loading up on probi’s to make it right 🙂

          October 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm
  • Reply Jennifer

    OMG, I love her little bathrobe. She has gotten SO big since I saw her last year omgg. xox

    October 25, 2012 at 8:04 pm
    • Reply laury

      I know!!! She was 3 months old when you saw her! Crazy!

      October 26, 2012 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply suzy

    i’m so trying this! we spend a fortune on hemp milk as this is what brinn drinks as her milk since 1. and i hate all of the packaging.
    my only concern does it have a coconut after taste and cinnamon taste? my daughter is really keen on her sweet vanilla flavor of the vanilla soy.

    also do you have a suggestion to get my 4 year old to eat chia seeds. we are working on the greens.. and i don’t have time to dehydrate/bake kale chips.

    thanks suzy

    October 27, 2012 at 3:46 pm
    • Reply laury

      Hey Suzy! Long time no speak 🙂

      Hmm…does it take a lot of time to dehydrate? I was thinking of asking for a dehydrator to SAVE me time? I spend every moment I have in the kitchen, sometimes until late at night and others in the middle of the day prepping Ella’s meals. Then constantly cleaning it all up. It’s a lot of work, but worth it since she’s such a great eater and healthy. But it’s not for everyone and if I start working more in the next few months I need to find some short cuts (like more slow cooker recipes, and I thought a dehydrator would help??) I thought throwing in kale at night and letting in sit would save me time and money (no more $7 kale chips, oye). I have no idea though…let me know because if it’s going to be more involved maybe it’s not worth the investment!

      As for chia seeds, how about chia pudding? Or sprinkle on banana and sun butter slices? If it’s a consistency thing you can buy them ground and sneak it into yogurt or pudding, etc. Even smoothies? Does Brinn like smoothies? Good quick way to get the greens in too! Spinach, banana and apple seems like a combo kids like. They also make Amazing Grass for kids, I told my SIL about it for my 3 year old nephew who hates veggies! Good after school snack!

      I’m really lucky so far E loves all veggies. She even steals my spinach salad off my plate. Fingers crossed it lasts!

      Hope all is well!!

      October 28, 2012 at 10:35 pm

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