Raw Hemp Seed Hot Chocolate


Today, I was craving a mug of rich and comforting hot chocolate, but I had no nut milk. I had used the last of my raw almond milk in this morning’s smoothie, and I want to save my raw Brazil nut milk for tonight’s tomato soup. So I decided to improvise.

What makes a creamy, delicious “milk” with a slightly nutty flavor and doesn’t require soaking? Hemp seeds!

I combined the following ingredients to create 2 servings in less than 5 minutes:

Raw Hemp Seed Hot Chocolate

1/2 cup hemp seeds
2 cups water
12 small medjool dates
3 Tbsp raw cacao powder
1/2 tsp raw powdered vanilla bean

(Optional: next time, I might add a bit of cinnamon, peppermint, or some other flavoring, but for today, this combo hit the spot)

Blend in Vitamix (or other high-powered blender) for approximately 3-4 minutes. It will become warm enough for steam to rise from your blender. Yum!


About Kim McCoy

Kim McCoy is a passionate animal and environmental advocate with a B.S. in Business Administration from UT Knoxville and a J.D. specializing in Animal and Environmental Law. She graduated with honors from Lewis & Clark Law School, where she served as Editor in Chief of the internationally acclaimed Animal Law Review and interned with the National Center for Animal Law and the International Environmental Law Project. Kim is a member of MENSA (the “high IQ society”) and previously worked for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in a variety of roles, including Executive Director, Director of Campaigns, and Director of Legal Affairs. Kim is also the former Executive Director of the One World One Ocean Foundation and the proud mother of a healthy, thriving son who has been vegan since conception. Currently serving as Executive Director of Big Life Foundation, which protects wildlife and wild lands in Eastern Africa, Kim remains deeply committed to the defense of animals worldwide.
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3 Responses to Raw Hemp Seed Hot Chocolate

  1. Mike & Gloria McCoy says:

    Believe it or not, I was just in the frig. and the packet of hemp seeds fell down from the top shelf!! Then I came over to check IPad. Eerie. This is a good invention of yours. How is the sofa cleaning coming along? We still miss you guys.

    Sent from Mike & Gloria’s iPad.

  2. Adam says:

    This is by far the best raw hemp hot choco recipe that I came across so far. I replaced the dates with Xylitol (can’t do dates) and it’s awesome! Thanks for this.

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