Almond Milk as a Dairy Alternative

Almond Milk as a Dairy Alternative

If you are looking for an alternative to dairy, Almond milk is a great choice. There are great numbers of people who are unable to break down the sugars in dairy milk which can create digestive problems. By replacing standard dairy milk with almond milk in your diet you are able to eliminate digestive issues while enjoying the taste and qualities of traditional milk.

A number of people just don’t have enough lactase enzymes in there small intestine to break down these sugars. This undigested lactose sits in the gut and may cause people to have gas, bloating and stomach cramping. It ultimately can lead to chronic diarrhea.

So if you are experience any of these symptoms give this Almond Milk recipe a try. It is a great healthy choice. You won’t be sorry you did. And as always I suggest organic ingredients as you want to avoid any unnecessary chemicals or food additives. There are also some additional milk alternatives that may interest you such as: Maca Hemp Seed Smoothie, Nut or Seed Milk, Easy Nut or Seed Milk, Easy Coconut Milk and Chai Milk.

1 cup Almonds
4 cups purified water
Pinch of Grey Sea Salt
2- 3 dates, honey, maple syrup, stevia, or your choice of sweetener (optional)
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract (optional)

1. Soak nuts for 3 to 4 hours, rinse and drain well.
2. Place nuts into a blender (here is where I love my Vitamix) with the water and blend until creamy.
3. Strain the milk through a nut milk bag, or multiple layers of cheesecloth twice for smoothness or use a fine mesh strainer. If using a mesh strainer you will need a spoon to move the nut meal around so that the milk can move through faster. Keep the stained nut meal for other recipes. Either freeze or refrigerate if not using immediately. I like to make cracker with the remaining nuts.
4. Put the milk back into a clean blender and add your dates and or sweetener of choice, sea salt, vanilla extract and blend until smooth.
5. Pour into a container that you can keep in the refrigerator. This milk will keep up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

Almonds are high in:
Vitamin E
Vitamin B-2