BUT WHAT ABOUT THE CALCIUM!?! Dark green and leafy veggies in my juice every morning and in my soups and salads in the evening are a fantastic source of calcium and fiber and lots of other health bennies.
Because I like to "lighten" my non-herbal teas and occasional cup of coffee and milk is the biggest mucous offender of all, I have been using alternative milks. The almond milk I like was out of stock at Publix yesterday so I picked up a box of Living Harvest Hempmilk. Hemp seed is high in protein, amino acids and essential fatty acids so I thought I'd give it a try. I chose the vanilla flavor. I used it in a cup of tea and in my flax oatmeal this morning.
Hemp milk looks similar to almond milk, pale beige in color but with a creamier texture. It's milder in flavor than the almond milk, which has a trace of bitterness on the aftertaste. It worked very well in my breakfast, which was a packet of organic instant flax seed oatmeal topped with ground flax meal and some raw mixed nuts and dried fruit. I dribbled on a couple of tablespoons before pouring over the boiling water. It was sweet and creamy, just delicious.
The tea was a different story. It never quite mixed in, it looked a bit curdled and then mostly settled on the bottom of the mug. This was disappointing. I wonder if I heat it up next time if it would blend in better. I will have to try it because the flavor is very nice.
Overall, I'm pleased with this new product. It's interesting and healthy. I think I'll try some of the recipes listed on the Living Harvest website in the future.