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    Is Almond milk ok?

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    Is almond milk better than regular milk?

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

    Is it better than the frankenmilk at Walmart? Probably.
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Thats what I use it for.
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    Quote 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)
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    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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    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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