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Protein Packed Nut Milk

by Okanagan Nutrition

It is a well known fact that plant-based milks (with the exception of soy), are lacking in the protein department.

  • 1 cup soy milk, 7-8 grams (on par with cows milk)
  • 1 cup almond milk, 1 gram
  • 1 cup oat milk, 2 grams
  • 1 cup cashew milk, <1 gram
  • 1 cup coconut milk, 0 grams

Well, get ready to elevate your plant-based protein game with this nutrition tip!

Blend 1/4 cup hemp hearts into every 2 cups of nut milk (home-made or store bought), to add an additional 13-15 grams or protein.

Not only are you gaining more protein, you’re getting an abundance of additional micronutrients including potassium, vitamin E, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and zinc!

I really enjoy the consistency of the milk with hemp hearts, super creamy!

The mixture is best used ASAP after preparation, but it will keep well in an air tight container for 1-2 days. Just be prepared to sh-sh-shake it up before use!

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