Almond milk


Felicity Mann
@AVogelUK


08 October 2015

Almond milk

Although almond milk can now be readily found in most supermarkets, the mass produced types often contain unnecessary additives, such as thickeners, sweeteners or flavours (such as vanilla or chocolate) so we would recommend making your own at home using almonds and water in a blender. It is not only quick and simple, but tastes great too!

How to make your own almond milk.

Nutritional information

Almond milk is a rich source of essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, including vitamin E, vitamin D, zinc, iron, calcium and magnesium.

Some people may be wary of almond milk due to its high fat content. However, it is important to remember that these are not saturated fats but polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, which are ‘good’ fats and an essential part of a healthy diet, helping to protect your heart and cognitive function.

100g serving of almond milk contains:
17 kcal, 0.62g protein, 1.46g fat, 0.57g carbohydrate

Health benefits

As well as having a rich, creamy taste, almond milk can also deliver a myriad of health benefits. It is a great choice if you are trying to lower your fat and calorie intake, with just 17 calories per 100g, and containing no saturated fats. A good source of vitamin E, it can help to prevent cancer and slow down the signs of ageing, whilst the flavonoids present can protect you from diabetes and osteoporosis.

Almond milk is also high in omega-3 fatty acids, which help to lower ‘bad’ cholesterol levels and protect your heart, while calcium and vitamin D are important for strong bones and teeth and to regulate your blood pressure.

Unlike cow’s milk where they are added, the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in almond milk are not only abundant but naturally-occurring.

Almond recipes

Homemade Muesli with Almond Milk
Pumpkin and Almond Muffins

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    Junie — 09.02.2018 09:09
    Hi I am looking for an alternative to The skimmed milk I usually have, I really have gone off milk, it just makes me feel nauseous. I do miss my morning cereal, is almond milk ok for cereal? Which is the best shop bought one with no nasty additives. Thanks

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      Felicity — 09.02.2018 10:16
      Hi Junie. When it comes to cereal, almond milk, soy milk and brown rice milk are popular choices. I would always recommend an organic brand, so you could try Rude Health's Almond Drink which is available in most high-street supermarkets, like Tescos and Asda. I hope this helps.

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      Junie — 09.02.2018 12:42
      Hi I just seem to have gone off cows milk, since having IBS it makes me feel nauseous I tried just skimmed but that made me the same. It is the creamy taste that makes me feel nauseous. Not sure if almond milk tastes creamy, but would love to find something for my cereals. Thanks for your help, I will try the ones you suggest. Junie

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