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Almond Milk is Dairy, Cholesterol and Soy Free

Almond Milk: It's Dairy, Cholesterol and Soy Free

If you're lactose intolerant or vegan, then you obviously steer clear of cow's milk. It's great that there are a few milk alternatives out there, but if you've ever tried them, you know they're not perfect. There's soy milk which tastes a lot like regular milk, but some people don't want to drink it because they're concerned about the health risks of eating too much soy. There's also rice milk, but it's kind of thin and watery, and has a grainy aftertaste.

Then there's almond milk, which is by far my favorite. Have you ever tried it? It's made by soaking almonds in water, and then they're ground into a liquid. Since these nuts have a soft texture, mild flavor and light coloring (when skinned), the liquid looks and tastes like sweet milk, making it a great substitute.

Interested in seeing the nutritional info? Then

One cup has only 2.5 g of fat and zero saturated fat so it's great if you're watching your cholesterol. It doesn't have a ton of protein, but it does have 30 percent of your daily calcium. Plus it only has 90 calories, which is less than soy milk (110), cow's milk (102), and rice milk (130).

This Lowfat Vanilla Almond Milk from Pacific Natural Foods tastes like a creamy vanilla milkshake (I'm not kidding). They also make Chocolate Almond Milk for even more of a treat. If you want more of plain taste, you can just buy the Original or Unsweetened flavors.

Fit's Tips: Almond milk is delicious if you drink it alone or in your cereal, but you can also substitute it for cow's milk in your recipes.

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auggiedoggy auggiedoggy 4 years
Those who say all almond milk products contain soy need to do their research. I use Almond Breeze original (unsweetened) and a cup provides 30% of the RDA for calcium. It does NOT CONTAIN ANY SOY! NONE! ZERO!
espi172004 espi172004 8 years
will i be able to use it with my oatmeal? and how long does it usually last?
gigi123 gigi123 8 years
I never had Almond soy milk before, I need to give it a try; I mostly have had the Vanilla...I want to try to chocolate though.
fireannach fireannach 8 years
i love using vanilla almond milk to make banana pancakes. delicious!
elle86 elle86 8 years
mmm looks delicious! :)
elle86 elle86 8 years
mmm looks delicious! :)
ShedItandGetIt ShedItandGetIt 8 years
Only after I got it home did I realize it only had 1 gram of protein per serving. Since I only use half that on my cereal, it's barely worth it. :(
Bee333 Bee333 8 years
I admit I'm partial toward horchata! Almond is tasty!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
Apparently a lot of relatives on my mexican side are lactose intolerant. My aunt turned me on to the almond milk a couple weeks ago. Sooooo delicious. i definetly would rather have this than soy milk, and the rice milk in stores isn't as good as rice milk made at home. anyone know what asile you can find these in at safeway, whole foods or tj's?
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
Apparently a lot of relatives on my mexican side are lactose intolerant. My aunt turned me on to the almond milk a couple weeks ago. Sooooo delicious. i definetly would rather have this than soy milk, and the rice milk in stores isn't as good as rice milk made at home. anyone know what asile you can find these in at safeway, whole foods or tj's?
lamicmic lamicmic 8 years
i agree almond milk is yummy for a change but there are a few things to note about it (i recently did a project comparing the nutritional info of cow, soy, rice and almond milks). The rankings are:1)Soy and Cow milk Both of these contain very high levels of calcium and protein, as well as vitamin C and iron. While the soy milk is higher in fat, closer inspection reveals that it has much less saturated fat than 2% milk (4% DRV vs. 15% DRV). Individuals concerned about their fat intake could consume 1% or skim milk instead of 2% to avoid this. The caloric difference (20) is negligible and once again, varies brand-to brand. For example, So Good brand Trim has only 60 calories per cup, less than 1 cup of skim milk (80-90 Cals.) Second Place goes to rice milk! Although it contains the same amount of calcium as soy and cow milk, it is lacking in protein, iron and vitamin C.Coming in last is almond milk. Each cup contains 2/3 of the calcium of 1 cup of any other milk and is also low in protein and iron. long post, i know, but i think it's worth it to know the full picture. Also, homemade almond milk wont have nearly as much calcium as store bought, as the store bought is calcium enriched.
lamicmic lamicmic 8 years
i agree almond milk is yummy for a change but there are a few things to note about it (i recently did a project comparing the nutritional info of cow, soy, rice and almond milks). The rankings are: 1)Soy and Cow milk Both of these contain very high levels of calcium and protein, as well as vitamin C and iron. While the soy milk is higher in fat, closer inspection reveals that it has much less saturated fat than 2% milk (4% DRV vs. 15% DRV). Individuals concerned about their fat intake could consume 1% or skim milk instead of 2% to avoid this. The caloric difference (20) is negligible and once again, varies brand-to brand. For example, So Good brand Trim has only 60 calories per cup, less than 1 cup of skim milk (80-90 Cals.) Second Place goes to rice milk! Although it contains the same amount of calcium as soy and cow milk, it is lacking in protein, iron and vitamin C. Coming in last is almond milk. Each cup contains 2/3 of the calcium of 1 cup of any other milk and is also low in protein and iron. long post, i know, but i think it's worth it to know the full picture. Also, homemade almond milk wont have nearly as much calcium as store bought, as the store bought is calcium enriched.
ElleJay ElleJay 8 years
i've always wanted to try this.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
Mmmmmm ... sooooo good! When I was in Hong Kong, I had an Almond Milk shake at this famous cafe that only does dairy-related stuff every other day. Sooooooo gooood ... :drool:
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i make almond milk fro scratch sometimes for a change, but this stuff isn't even close to as good (with protein, fat, many vitamins etc) as the So Good Fat Free that i usually drink. this stuff might be better for mixed drinks or fancy coffees though because of the thickness.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Not a fan...
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Not a fan...
clareberrys clareberrys 8 years
where can you get this? whole foods or the regular super market?
clareberrys clareberrys 8 years
I'm so excited! I just recently discovered I am lactose intolerant and I tried soy milk but I thought it was disgusting and I wasted $5 because I won't drink it anymore! I will definitely try this!
chancleta chancleta 8 years
almond milk is amazing the chocolate is off the hook i started drinking it because i'm lactose intollerant it tastes so good that my husband (a big milk drinker) is always stealing my stash
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