Welcome to Almond Milk Headquarters, the top information source for all things related to almond milk! My husband and I share a common medical struggle of lactose-intolerance. That struggle was transformed when we discovered the deliciousness of almond milk. Now we are no longer limited as we incorporate it as a dairy milk replacement into many meals and deserts. As a labor of love, we have worked hard on this site to provide you with a one-stop-shop for easy to find and easy to read info about this milk made from almonds. Please navigate around the site to learn all you can about the wonderful world of this milk alternative. There is the menu above and pages to the right, so don’t get lost and don’t miss a thing! Feel free to drop us a line at the contact page as well. Anyways, surely you haven’t come here for just fun and games. I’m sure you are wanting to find out more about this amazing nectar. First off, you’d probably would like to ask the question…
What is Almond Milk?
Almond milk is a drink made from almonds and is often used as an alternative for dairy milk for those who are lactose-intolerant. Making almond milk is a simple process of crushing almonds and combining them with water, and adding sweetener as needed. Almonds and their milk boast many nutritional advantages over dairy milk, too. It is cholesterol and lactose free, making it a great choice for those trying to lower cholesterol or lose weight. It is also slightly sweeter than dairy milk and comes in plain, vanilla, and chocolate flavors. This drink is a popular choice for athletes because of its high nutritional value, and it is considered a better dairy alternative than soy milk. There are a few brands to choose from, the most popular being Silk and Blue Diamond. The Almond Milk Headquarters provides reviews of the most common brands on their respective pages in the sidebar on the right.
Almond Milk Benefits
While almond milk may not be higher in protein than dairy milk and soy milk, it has fewer calories per serving than both soy milk and dairy milk. It is a nutritious alternative to dairy milk. Though there are many benefits to drinking soy and dairy milk, almond milk’s benefits outweigh both alternatives. Because it is high in protein and has zero cholesterol, it is a popular choice among athletes and “health nuts” (pun intended!), regardless of whether they are lactose intolerant or not. Many athletes choose this drink after a hard work out because the selenium found in almonds helps improve their immune system. Another benefit that athletes regularly enjoy is the fact that it is full of manganese which helps lead to healthy bones! Flavonoids found in this milk can improve cardiovascular health, while the potassium can help to regulate blood pressure. One point for those considering switching to almond milk to remember is that it is a significantly low source of calcium. If you are thinking of replacing dairy milk, please remember to take a calcium supplement. You can read more about the benefits of switching here. In addition to these wonderful benefits, the production of almond milk also has a smaller carbon footprint than cow milk, and includes less animal suffering. You could call it a green milk! It is eco-friendly and animal-friendly.
Almond Milk Recipes
Many people who are lactose intolerant find that almond milk is an excellent replacement for dairy milk, and it makes meals that used to be off-limits allowable again. It can be poured over cereal, used for cooking, making milkshakes, and even drunk straight from the glass! Not only is it an excellent dairy replacement, but many people choose it over soy milk, too. The sweeter taste of almond milk makes it an excellent choice for baking and making chocolate milk as a treat! A more detailed perusal of almond milk recipes can be found here as well. Please continue to look around and drop us a line and let us know how we are doing. Thanks, and have fun!