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  • Is Almond milk ok?

    Is almond milk better than regular milk?

  • #2
    Yes and no.
    Is it better than raw milk? No.

    Is it better than the frankenmilk at Walmart? Probably.
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    • #3
      Just make sure you get the unsweetened stuff. Most of the almond milk you see at the store is just almond flavored sugar water.
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      • #4
        Also remember that you are getting extra PUFAs with that (well, a lot more than you would with regular milk) and factor that in. I use it on occasion in place of regular milk in things like "nutmeal" and coconut flour muffins. I will also sometimes have a glass of it with some stevia in it - tastes like melted ice cream (to me).
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        • #5
          I'm not really worried about the sweetness. Just looking for something to make my morning protein shake rather than just water.

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          • #6
            Make your own!

            Ingredients:
            1.5 cups whole blanched almonds or other whole raw almonds
            4 cups water (I use coconut water, but price is a factor so filtered water works fine)
            extra water for soaking

            Hardware:
            Blender
            Strainer
            Cheesecloth or Nut Milk Bag

            1- Soak almonds overnight
            2- Strain almonds (discard soak water)
            3- Place in blender with about 1.5 cups water of choice, blend to a nice paste.
            3b - NOTE - I do not sweeten or flavor my almond milk, but you could add honey, vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa etc at this point.
            4- Add the remaining water and blend completely - 3 - 4 minutes depending on power of blender
            5- Strain this milk through several layers of cheese cloth or even a nut milk bag (check amazon). This is key because a strainer will not filter enough of the nut meal out of your smooth milk.
            6- SQUEEEEEEZE the milk through this cloth into a new container.
            7- Profit!

            The meal left over can be dried out in a low heat oven and used in place of almond meal.

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            • #7
              Thats what I use it for.
              "Canned food is a perversion,' Ignatius said. 'I suspect that it is ultimately very damaging to the soul."
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              • #8
                Originally posted by cogsjon View Post
                Just looking for something to make my morning protein shake rather than just water.
                coconut milk (like thai kitchen or native forest. NOT the stuff in the dairy aisle)
                --Trish (Bork)
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                • #9
                  I use 1 cup water, 1 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup coconut milk and an egg when I make a protein shake. This gives it enough body so that it's almost like drinking a milkshake. Add banana, spinach, or berries and away you go.
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                  • #10
                    I've been using a 100% Whey Protein powder with a banana in the morning. the protein powder is 130 calories, 2.5g fat, 3 carbs, and 23g of protein. what's the nutritional value of the raw homemade almond milk?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
                      coconut milk (like thai kitchen or native forest. NOT the stuff in the dairy aisle)
                      As a daily consumer of almond milk and almost daily consumer of coconut milk, I have to make a comment: Coconut milk as an alternative to almond milk is RIDICULOUS. For me, at least.

                      I use 1 cup of Silk unsweetened almond milk for my protein shakes in the morning. 35 calories, 3g fat, 1g carb (1g fiber), 1g protein. I use it because it makes the whey shake taste better, its thicker than water, etc. Because it is a substitute for WATER, I like the fact that it is low calorie and doesn't really affect my macros that much.

                      If I were to substitute an equal amount of Thai Coconut Milk: 420 calories, 42g fat, 9g carbs (0g fiber, 3g sugar), and 3g protein. I use the stuff in real food, dressings, etc....but as a liquid for a shake or a drink? That is crazy talk! That's 1/5 to 1/6 of my daily calories!

                      /rant

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                      • #12
                        Mmmm, fat. I much rather have a can of coconut milk for a protein drink than almond milk.
                        jus'sayin'
                        --Trish (Bork)
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                        • #13
                          I use 8 oz almond milk & 4 oz coconut milk to make my smoothies. They're perfect.
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                          • #14
                            Thanks for all the replies. I'm gonna try making my own homemade almond milk this weekend.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
                              Mmmm, fat. I much rather have a can of coconut milk for a protein drink than almond milk.
                              jus'sayin'
                              I love the fat too, and like I said, I use it almost every day....but telling someone to use a 400 calorie liquid instead of a 35 calorie liquid could be "dangerous."

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