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Hemp Yogurt 101: A Beginner's Guide

Updated: Sep 10, 2023

Hemp Yogurt 101: A Beginner's Guide

Are you tired of the same old yogurt options? It's time to shake things up with hemp yogurt! This creamy and nutty plant-based product is made from hemp milk, which is produced by grinding and soaking hemp seeds in water. It has a unique flavor that is sure to add some excitement to your meals and snacks.


But hemp yogurt isn't just a tasty treat. It is also a nutritious and sustainable choice for your diet. Hemp yogurt is a good source of plant-based protein, fiber, and essential fatty acids, making it a healthy addition to your meals. It is also naturally lactose-free, making it suitable for those with lactose intolerance.


And if you're looking to make more environmentally friendly choices, hemp yogurt is a great option. Hemp production requires fewer pesticides and herbicides compared to other crops, and hemp can be grown in a variety of climates. Plus, hemp has the potential to be used in the production of a wide range of products, including textiles, building materials, and even plastics.


In this blog post, we'll show you how to add hemp yogurt to your diet in delicious and easy ways. From smoothie bowls to dips to baked goods, hemp yogurt is a versatile and tasty addition to any meal. So why not give it a try and see how it can add some variety and nutrition to your meals and snacks?

 

What is hemp yogurt?

Hemp yogurt in a bowl with blueberry

Hemp yogurt is a plant-based yogurt made from hemp milk. Hemp milk is produced by grinding and soaking hemp seeds in water. It has a creamy, nutty flavor and can be used in a similar way to regular yogurt in cooking and baking.


Hemp yogurt is a good source of plant-based protein, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and fiber. It is also naturally lactose-free, making it suitable for those with lactose intolerance. In addition to its nutritional benefits, hemp yogurt is a more sustainable and environmentally friendly choice compared to regular dairy yogurt, as the production of hemp requires fewer pesticides and herbicides and has a lower carbon footprint.

 

Benefits of hemp yogurt

Hemp yogurt in a Glass, with a spoon full of hemp hearts, and hemp leaf

Hemp yogurt is a delicious and nutritious plant-based alternative to regular dairy yogurt, with the added benefits of being more sustainable and environmentally friendly. It is a good source of plant-based protein, fiber, and essential fatty acids, and is naturally lactose-free. From smoothie bowls to dips to baked goods, hemp yogurt is a versatile and tasty addition to any meal. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your meals and snacks?


Nutritious:

Hemp yogurt is a good source of plant-based protein, fiber, and essential fatty acids, making it a nutritious addition to your diet. It is also naturally lactose-free, making it suitable for those with lactose intolerance.


Sustainable and environmentally friendly:

The production of hemp requires fewer pesticides and herbicides compared to other crops, making it a more sustainable and environmentally friendly option. Hemp also has a lower carbon footprint, as it absorbs more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere during the growing process.


Versatile:

Hemp yogurt can be used in a similar way to regular yogurt in cooking and baking. It has a creamy, nutty flavor that can be enjoyed on its own or mixed with other ingredients.


Filling and satisfying:

Some people have reported that they find hemp yogurt to be more filling and satisfying compared to regular yogurt, which may be due to its higher protein and fiber content.


Delicious:

Many people enjoy the unique flavor of hemp yogurt and find it to be a tasty and enjoyable addition to their meals and snacks.

 

How to make Hemp Yogurt

Hemp yogurt in a bowl with a jar full of hemp hearts in the background

It is easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients. In this section, we'll provide a few recipes for incorporating hemp yogurt into your meals and snacks. Whether you're looking for a healthy and tasty breakfast option, a protein-packed smoothie, or a flavorful dip for your veggies, hemp yogurt has got you covered. Give these recipes a try and see how this versatile and nutritious plant-based product can add some excitement to your meals.


Here is a recipe for making hemp milk and hemp yogurt at home:


Ingredients for hemp milk:

  • 1 cup hulled hemp seeds

  • 4 cups water

Ingredients for hemp yogurt (makes approximately 2 cups):

  • 2 cups hemp milk (recipe above)

  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt (dairy or plant-based)

Instructions for hemp milk:

  1. Rinse the hemp seeds under cold water.

  2. Place the hemp seeds and water in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth and creamy, about 1-2 minutes.

  3. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve or nut milk bag to remove any bits of husk.

  4. Transfer the hemp milk to a jar or container with a lid and store it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Instructions for hemp yogurt:

  1. Follow the instructions for making hemp milk (above).

  2. Pour the hemp milk into a saucepan and heat over medium heat until it comes to a boil.

  3. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool to room temperature.

  5. Once the hemp milk has cooled, stir in the plain yogurt.

  6. Transfer the mixture to a jar or container with a lid and place it in the refrigerator.

  7. Allow the mixture to chill and set for at least 4 hours or overnight.

  8. Once set, the hemp yogurt is ready to be enjoyed! You can eat it plain or use it as a substitute for regular yogurt in your favorite recipes.

Note: If you want to thicken the hemp yogurt further, you can add a little more yogurt or a teaspoon of agar (a vegan gelatin substitute) to the mixture before refrigerating it.

 

Different types of hemp yogurt recipes

Hemp yogurt in a bowl with blueberries and mulberries

There are many different types of hemp yogurt recipes that you can try. Here are a few ideas to get you started:


Smoothie bowl

Combine 1 cup of hemp yogurt with your choice of frozen fruit (such as berries or mango) and a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings, such as chopped nuts or coconut flakes.


Salad dressing

Mix together 1 cup of hemp yogurt with your choice of chopped herbs (such as dill or chives) and a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Use the dressing to top your favorite salads or as a marinade for grilled chicken or vegetables.


Fruit dip

Combine 1 cup of hemp yogurt with a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup and a teaspoon of your favorite spice (such as cinnamon or nutmeg). Serve with fresh fruit for dipping.


Baked goods

Use hemp yogurt as a substitute for regular yogurt in your favorite baking recipes, such as muffins, bread, or cookies. The hemp yogurt will add a creamy, nutty flavor to the finished product.


Savory dips

Mix together 1 cup of hemp yogurt with your choice of chopped vegetables (such as carrots, bell peppers, or cucumber) and a tablespoon of your favorite herbs (such as dill or chives). Serve with crackers or sliced bread for dipping.


These are just a few examples of the many different types of hemp yogurt recipes that you can try. Get creative and see what works for you!

 

Hemp Yogurt Recipes

Hemp yogurt in a bowl with blueberry, strawberries and fruits

Hemp yogurt has you covered whether you're searching for a nutritious and delicious breakfast choice, a protein-rich smoothie, or a savory dip for your vegetables. Try out these dishes to see how this adaptable and nourishing plant-based food can liven up your meals.


Hemp yogurt and vegetable dip

Mix together 1 cup of hemp yogurt with your choice of chopped vegetables (such as carrots, bell peppers, or cucumber) and a tablespoon of your favorite herbs (such as dill or chives). Serve with crackers or sliced bread for dipping.


Hemp yogurt parfait

Layer hemp yogurt with your choice of granola and fresh fruit (such as berries or sliced bananas) in a jar or glass. Repeat the layers until the jar is full, finishing with a sprinkle of granola on top.


Hemp yogurt smoothie bowl

Combine 1 cup of hemp yogurt with your choice of frozen fruit (such as berries or mango) and a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings, such as chopped nuts or coconut flakes.


Blueberry Hemp Yogurt

Mix together 1 cup of hemp milk, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries, and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Follow the instructions above to make the yogurt.


Strawberry Hemp Yogurt

Mix together 1 cup of hemp milk, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries, and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Follow the instructions above to make the yogurt.


Mango Hemp Yogurt

Mix together 1 cup of hemp milk, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1/2 cup of diced fresh or frozen mango, and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Follow the instructions above to make the yogurt.


Raspberry Hemp Yogurt

Mix together 1 cup of hemp milk, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen raspberries, and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Follow the instructions above to make the yogurt.


Peach Hemp Yogurt

Mix together 1 cup of hemp milk, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1/2 cup of diced fresh or frozen peaches, and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Follow the instructions above to make the yogurt.


 

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