Drinks

Maple Hemp Milk

April 5, 2016

I’m sure you’ve heard enough about the weather in New England this weekend, so let’s skip over that for the time being. After all, the city shows the fits and starts of spring with green grass growing along the sidewalks and bushes in bloom in the Arnold Arboretum. We’ll make it to warmer days everyone, I promise.

March came and went without a sound. We saw a few warm days in these parts, but the month generally felt like I listened to Rihanna’s latest work anthem on repeat. For the record, I’ve had this on repeat for the last few days instead. I’ve been focusing on recovering my clarity, focus, and attention in this first full week of April.

My legs have finally recovered from last month and I’m back out on the roads and trails. More than ever, I feel like I’m in running for the long haul. The more I dedicate myself to the practice of getting out for a daily run and running faster each day, the more I become focused on nutrition.

I’m a person whose diet changes quickly. I’m constantly fine-tuning and responding to how my body and mind feel after eating certain foods. That doesn’t mean it’s 100% health oasis over here all the time.

I would say that you’ll often find me with both hands inside the cookie jar after dinner, but if you’ve ever met me, you know barely one of my hands would fit. Either way, that doesn’t stop me from treating myself – after all, sometimes you just need to treat yo’self!

Whether you’re trying to maximize nutrition for performance or focusing on your overall wellness, then chances are you’ve discovered the wonders of nut and seed milks. Hemp milk is not only super creamy and delicious, but it also contains complete protein, or all 10 amino acids. When I say creamy, I mean it. The stuff has an almond milk consistency that you don’t get with other dairy substitutes. You can mix this together with plant-based protein for after a workout or with your morning tea.

I hope you get outside this month, go somewhere unexpected, take that trail you’ve always meant to run. You’ll find me on the roads and trails more this year, stopping by here to share what’s keeping me happy and healthy. From J-Lo making me LOL on the train in front of strangers to drooling over the scenery from this race, April is off to an awesome start.

peace & love

austin

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Ingredients 

1 cup hemp seeds
1  1/2 cup water
2-3 dates
2 tsp maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Soak 1 cup hemp seeds fully submerged in water for 24 hours.
  2. Drain and wash hemp seeds.
  3. Place in a blender with 3 cups water, pitted dates, and maple syrup.
  4. Strain blended mixture through cheesecloth and pour into airtight canister, store in the refrigerator.

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  • Kevin L

    Beautiful lighting in your photos! Could easily be on a magazine front cover. Your light sense of humor is very entertaining, keep writing great posts! ??

  • how do you even find the time to do this stuff? i can barely cook myself an egg these days! very impressed and will debate giving it a go myself! finding good dairy substitutes is hard!

    • PREACH! This one is great because you can leave it overnight and come back to it. Little effort 😉