Thursday, 26 September 2013

What we did with some blackberries we picked.

Have been saying for a few weeks now I need to get and pick some blackberries before they all go mouldy and they have gone for another year. Well I got round to it at the start of this week.

So what did I decide to do with them so far?

We made blackberry muffins, you can use this basic recipe here and just stir through blackberries at the end.

We also made egg/wheat/gluten/dairy free blackberry muffins using egg replacer, gluten free flour and hemp milk

blackberry muffins, egg free, dairy free
gluten free to the left

Next off I measured a pint of Hemp milk into a pan, added 2 dessert spoons of sugar, and added a heaped teaspoon of vegeset and brought it all to the boil stirring constantly. Once it had boiled I added some blackberries and cooked them for a few minutes. Leave to cool for five minutes and then blend for a few seconds with a stick blender if you want some texture, or until smooth if you dont.

hemp milk, blackberries, vegeset,
hemp milk mousse

I used the rest to make milk shakes with. Blend a banana and some blackberries along with ground flaxseed through the milk. Serve immediately.

hemp milk, milk shake, banana, blackberries

What is hemp milk?

FAQ - Questions about GOOD HEMP

  • What is GOOD HEMP made from? – GOOD HEMP is made from natural hemp seed and water. It is naturally sweetened with grape juice and enriched with calcium and Vitamin D.
  • Where is it made? – GOOD HEMP is produced from UK hemp and made in the UK by an independent family-owned business.
  • What does it taste like? – GOOD HEMP is creamy, nutty and refreshing. No bitter taste or watery texture.
  • How does it compare with cow’s milk? – GOOD HEMP contains no allergens or lactose and is easy to digest. It is also low in saturated fat and cholesterol-free unlike cow’s milk. It is purely plant-based. It also contains omega 3, which is an essential fatty acid (EFA) for immune health, skin, hair, joints and cholesterol balance, brain development.
  • How does it compare with soya milk? – GOOD HEMP contains no allergens and is easy to digest unlike sometimes soya milk, which can cause bloating and digestive problems. It is plant-based, low in saturated fat and cholesterol-free like soya but has the additional health benefit of omega 3, which is an essential fatty acid for immune health, skin, hair and joints.
  • How can I use it? Can it be used in tea or coffee? – GOOD HEMP can be used just like milk. It’s great in tea and coffee, cereal, milk shakes, in cooking or simply on its own. Use GOOD HEMP in exactly the same quantities as you would milk.
  • How is it good for the environment? – GOOD HEMP is made from UK hemp which is entirely herbicide and pesticide-free. Hemp is one of the world’s most sustainable plants, which locks up to four times as much carbon as a similar sized field of trees. It is the second fastest growing plant in the world and Braham & Murray use the entire crop. The seed is used for food and the fibre is used to create sustainable building materials which has incredible thermal properties. Our fibre is helping to build 250 eco social houses this year.
  • Why is there a grainy sediment at the bottom? – As GOOD HEMP is a natural food product, it can vary slightly in texture and taste. There may be some sediments at the bottom of the pack, which is hemp seed particles. These particles are actually source of protein and fibre. If you want to be sure of getting these, simply shake the carton well each time before pouring.
  • Is it safe? Isn’t Hemp like Cannabis? - It is absolutely safe. It is even good for us. GOOD products are made from FOOD GRADE Hemp Seed which contains 0.00% THC (the psychoactive ingredient in Cannabis).  Hemp is an entirely different strain of plant to Cannabis. All GOOD products are made using EU and UK approved varieties of Hemp. Hemp is one of the most important crops in Europe.
  • Where can I buy GOOD HEMP - Milk and Soya alternative? - GOOD HEMP is available from Waitrose, Tesco, Ocado and good independent retailers. A number of e-commerce websites also sell it and can deliver to your home.

Bob liked the taste of this milk and happily drunk it, I have to say I didn't. 
Disclaimer I was sent a carton of the milk to try out, but the recipe ideas are my own. The Healthy Supplies items were sent to me to use as I see suitable. 

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