Almond milk is the most popular plant milk in America. It is also very popular among celebrities who like it in their morning smoothies and shakes, and also as a whole meal or as a dessert. It is made by blending almonds with water, after which the mixture needs to be strain in order to remove solids. Although almond milk has a very pleasant taste, it is lack in fibers by comparing to whole almonds. It can also be made by adding water to almond butter.
So, what are the benefits of almond milk?
It is rich in vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin E.
It is high in fat and proteins and does not raise blood sugar level after drinking it, which is suitable for diabetics. But the problem comes with commercial almond milk which is often loaded with added sugar. Read ingredients very carefully!
If you have diary sensitivity as myself, almond milk is a good solution for you! You will not have diarrhea! It is suitable milk replacement for people with lactose intolerance and milk allergy.
It may reduce the risk of heart disease.
When enriched, it is high in calcium and vitamin D, so it is very good for your bones.
The best thing of all is that you can make almond milk at home pretty easily!!!
And then you can use it in smoothies and shakes, you can put it in your coffee and tea. You can make puddings and ice creams with almond milk as well. It is incredibly creamy and delicious!
Note:Persons who are prone to kidney stones should not use almond milk in excessive amounts because of calcium oxalate in it.