Hemp foods are hot, and much of the excitement in this emerging category is being driven by the recent introduction of organic hempmilk. Consumer demand for dairy milk alternatives has been growing for many years due to vegetarian preferences and concerns about dietary sensitivities to dairy and questions around production processes.
Hemp foods pioneer Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils (www.manitobaharvest.com) has created the first organic hempmilk called Hemp Bliss. Hemp Bliss is an award-winning beverage that stands out from the herd of dairy milk alternatives including soy, rice and almond because it has a strong nutrition profile, a pleasant flavor and texture, and it does not raise concerns regarding food sensitivities. Hemp Bliss contains more Omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fats than any other dairy or non-dairy milk alternative. Hemp foods also contain an abundance of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. In each serving, Hemp Bliss provides 250 mgs of Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) – a rare and powerful nutrient that is not in any of the other milk alternatives.
Offered in Original, Chocolate, Vanilla, and Unsweetened Original varieties, Hemp Bliss does not contain synthetic flavors, vitamin and mineral additives, preservatives, or other additives, and is free of Lactose, Soy, Nuts, and Gluten. In addition to being a delicious beverage, Hemp Bliss is a nutritious ingredient in recipes, including Cherry Chocolate, Berry Basil, Sweet Orange Vanilla and Banana Hemp Bliss featured below.
Founded in 1998, Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils is the largest farmer-owned, vertically integrated hemp food manufacturer in the world. The company strives to create the healthiest hemp foods, to educate the public about healthy lifestyle choices and to support sustainable and organic agriculture. Manitoba Harvest is proud to partner with Renewable Choice Energy to reduce their environmental impact through wind power and carbon offsets. For more information, please visit www.manitobaharvest.com.
A QUARTET OF HEMP BLISS GOURMET DRINK RECIPES
Below are four delicious gourmet recipes developed by Kristen Suzanne of Kristen’s Raw. For each recipe, blend all of the ingredients until smooth and creamy. For more recipes please visit www.manitobaharvest.com/recipes.
Cherry Chocolate Hemp Bliss
Yield: 3 1/2 cups
2 cups Manitoba Harvest Chocolate Hemp Bliss
1 (10oz.) bag of frozen cherries
2 tablespoons raw cacao nibs
Berry Basil Bliss
Yield: 3 cups
1 1/2 cups Manitoba Harvest Original Hemp Bliss
1 cup blackberries
1 cup strawberries, de-stemmed and chopped
3 large basil leaves
1 teaspoon raw agave nectar
Banana Hemp Bliss
Yield: 2 cups
1 cup Manitoba Harvest Unsweetened Hemp Bliss
2 bananas, peeled
2 soft Medjool dates, pitted
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
Sweet Orange Vanilla Bliss
Yield: 2 1/2 cups
1 cup Manitoba Harvest Vanilla Hemp Bliss
1 orange, peeled & seeded
1/2 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
1 teaspoon orange zest, freshly grated
1 pinch cinnamon