Many would say, “Ewwww!”
I know I did when I first heard of it about 7 yrs ago.
It was not something I wanted to try at all. The sound of it was not appealing. I loved my Cow’s milk. (That was before I found out the terrible effects it wreaks on the body.)
wasn’t until my little guy started projectile vomiting that I had to consider
this gluten free, dairy free alternative. Seeing him do that was enough to wake me up to the reality of lactose intolerance.
What makes almond milk different than cow’s milk?
Well, for starters it is almonds.
Almonds are seeds and we know how good seeds are for us. Seeds have been around since the beginning of time. Seeds are full of nutrients and minerals that our body needs.
Cow’s milk, on the other hand, is really…. Are you ready for this?......
A Cow’s breast milk!
Ummmm, I’m sorry but that is GROSS!
Would we just start drinking from a person’s breast if we were thirsty?
Some would, be will not discuss that in this article. Most would
really consider that to be quite against the law of nature to do so. So why
would we be OK drinking breast milk from a cow? Just sayin....
Now, I know when I write this, there will be those who read it who disagree…and that is OK…we will agree to disagree on this matter. However, for the sake of time and argument, let’s stick to our topic by asking 2 questions.
What does it taste like?
What are the benefits?
It tastes simply like almonds. More accurately, it has a nutty, earthy, and smooth texture and taste. The sweetened version is nice for those who like to drink cups of “milk” during the day. Or for our children, the sweetened option is a great choice. It is also a great counterpart for smoothies.
The unsweetened kind is great for cooking and baking.
There are so many benefits to drinking this gluten free, dairy free treat. Almonds are very high in nutrients such as potassium, magnesium, folic acid, calcium (go figure), Vitamin E and many other great nutrients. Not a bad way to better your health, huh?
Also, it is naturally lower in calories than cow’s milk. Many would say that because almonds are seeds, they are higher in fat. That may be true but the health benefits far outweigh the fat content, and besides, it is a good fat content. For example, 1 cup of almond milk bodes about 59 calories whereas 1 cup of 2% cow’s milk has about 122 calories. You do the math.
It is also a great alternative to soy milk. Soy has been exposed to having some (sugar and other scandalous) traits to it that many don’t want in their kitchen so it is nice to know that there are other options.
There are many more facts we can bring out about almond milk, however the 2 main important points have been briefly covered.
Why not give it a try for yourself?
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