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The Fantastic World of Plant-Based Milks: Almond Milk Choices

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One of the best and most popular plant-based milks is ALMOND MILK. There are several reasons as to why it’s so great:

  • almonds are one of the healthiest foods we can eat and thus almond milk is one of the healthiest drinks! Drinking almond milk provides us with minerals such as copper, magnesium, manganese and potassium, as well as antioxidants selenium and vitamin E. On top of all of this there is calcium, and without the animal protein, our bodies are able to absorb (and benefit from) this calcium unhindered.
  • it is low in calories, containing no cholesterol or saturated fat.
  • all almond milk is naturally gluten-, lactose-, and soy-free.
  • almond milk doesn’t taste anything like dairy milk, offering its own unique light and nutty flavor.
  • almond milk is versatile and can be used in baking, hot drinks, smoothies, as well as drunk alone. It is sometimes flavored with chocolate or vanilla.

WHAT TO BUY

There are three main brands that stock almond milk in North America, although other brands exist elsewhere, and it is always possible to find individual store own-brand almond milk. The three main brands are Blue DiamondPacific and Silk.

BLUE DIAMOND has almond milk in sweetened plain, chocolate, and vanilla, in addition to unsweetened versions of the same. Both chocolate and vanilla are delicious to drink on their own, as well as added to a smoothie, hot chocolate, or even a cup of tea to compliment a flavor, such as chocolate chai or pu-erh vanilla.

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2 comments on “The Fantastic World of Plant-Based Milks: Almond Milk Choices”

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Stephanie
4 Years Ago

I think people should be aware of the dangers of Carageenan in these products. I really recommend people to make their own - srsly, carageenan is nasty!


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Caroline Lennon
19 Apr 2013

Hi Stephanie, I agree that making almond milk at home from scratch is the best option. It enables us to monitor exactly what goes into the product and limit the addition of any undesirable ingredients!



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