Homemade almond milk is a DIY delight. The nondairy milk is rich in flavor and healthful fats. And when you make it home, you can control the flavoring and sweetness. Watch this video to see just how easy it is to make.
If you are looking to give your body a healthy break while also saving on money, Adina Niemerow's Super Cleanse may be the book for you. Many of the recipes help detoxify the body without going to extreme measures, like being on the Master Cleanse, for instance. Take this recipe for almond milk: the process is simple and the results taste just like the real deal, but better. All you need is four ingredients and you're on your way to an easy protein treat.
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 4 cups coconut water or purified water
- 1 teaspoon flax oil
- Pinch of Himalayan or Celtic sea salt
If you are lactose intolerant, vegan, or just looking for a delicious alternative to milk, try making almond milk. You'll discover almonds create a rich, creamy, and sweet milk that you can use countless ways. Pour it over your cereals or granola, substitute it for milk when baking, or make it the cream base for savory or sweet sauces. Store your almond milk in a glass milk jug for a vintage look.
As for the leftover almond meal, don't throw it out; instead, try adding the leftover meal to muffin, pancake, or cookie recipes. It will give your baked goods a crumbly, crunchy texture and a delicious almond flavor. If you plan to make nut milks regularly, try using a reusable Nut Milk Bag rather than disposable cheesecloth.
See the full almond milk recipe.
With my sensitive stomach and a lactose intolerant fiancé, you won't find any dairy milk in my fridge. What you will find instead is goat's milk, rice milk, and almond milk, and I'm fully satisfied with all of the above — ice cream on the other hand is a slow work in progress. Thankfully with all the dairy free options on store shelves today, it's easy to steer clear of milk and choose some yummy alternatives. Whether you're vegan or trying to give up cow's milk for health reasons, here are some delicious substitutes.
The little cranberry, such an under appreciated fruit. For years cranberry juice has been thought to reduce or eliminate urinary tract infections, but more recent studies have also linked this tiny tart goodie with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits along with benefits in fighting heart disease and cancer. Reacquaint yourself with cranberries in this yummy holiday cranberry smoothie.
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Regular cow's milk was the only kind of milk you'd find in my fridge when I was a kid, but as I grew older (and discovered lactose wasn't my best friend), I switched over to nondairy alternatives like soy and rice milk. Now they have so many different milk variations (one of the reasons the Dairy Federation wants to restrict use of the word "milk"), so how do you know which is the most nutritious choice for you? Check out the chart below.
|Serving Size: 1 cup||Calories||Tot. Fat (g)||Sat. Fat (g)||Chol. (mg)||Sod. (mg)||Carbs (g)||Fiber (g)||Sugars (g)||Protein (g)|
|Skim Milk||80||0||0||less than 5||125||13||0||12||8|
To see how these compare to rice, almond, hemp, and oat milk, read more
Isn't it amazing how many types of milk are available? You can get cow's milk, but if you're lactose intolerant or vegan, you can use soy milk instead. If you're worried about the possible health risks of eating too much soy, you can pick up some rice milk. If you're not into the watery consistency, then there's always almond milk. Basically, you have a lot of options.
Nutritionally speaking, ever wonder how all these types of milk compare? If so then read more
If you're lactose intolerant or vegan, then you obviously steer clear of cow's milk. It's great that there are a few milk alternatives out there, but if you've ever tried them, you know they're not perfect. There's soy milk which tastes a lot like regular milk, but some people don't want to drink it because they're concerned about the health risks of eating too much soy. There's also rice milk, but it's kind of thin and watery, and has a grainy aftertaste.
Then there's almond milk, which is by far my favorite. Have you ever tried it? It's made by soaking almonds in water, and then they're ground into a liquid. Since these nuts have a soft texture, mild flavor and light coloring (when skinned), the liquid looks and tastes like sweet milk, making it a great substitute.
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