How to Make Raw Vegan Hemp Milk

Homemade hemp milk

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Yield: 2 cups
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
125 Calories
10g Fat
5g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 125
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 241mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Try this easy homemade raw vegan hemp milk recipe. Hemp seeds are an ideal food for a raw food or vegan diet due to their high protein and essential fatty acid content. This quick and easy recipe for a raw food hemp milk made from hemp seeds can be used over a bowl of fruit, in smoothies and shakes, or enjoyed on its own, just like regular dairy milk or any of your other favorite non-dairy milk substitutes such as soy milk or almond milk.

You can omit the vanilla and sweetener if you prefer an even more nutritious beverage, but the strong flavor of the seeds can be a bit overpowering for some. If you've accustomed to drinking different kinds of non-dairy milk substitutes, hemp's flavor is striking in comparison—it's a bit earthy in comparison to oat and nut milks.


  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar, or 2 medjool dates

  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest, optional

  • 2 tablespoons raw cacoa powder, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Place hemp seeds, water, agave nectar, and vanilla extract in a blender or food processor, and then blend on high speed for 20 to 30 seconds or until mixture is completely smooth and creamy.

  3. If you'd like, you can strain liquid through a cheesecloth to remove hemp seed particles—this just depends on personal preference.

  4. Serve hemp milk immediately, or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to three days.