If you’re trying to cut calories, but still want to satisfy your milk fix…you might give Almond Milk a try.
We’ve been using Almond milk in place of cow’s milk for a few months now, and I wanted to touch base with what we’ve observed. The taste is very similar as is the texture/consistency. We use it daily for our smoothies and protein shakes. It works exactly like cow’s milk for those purposes. If you’re wanting to dunk your cookies, cake, or donuts into something…I feel like almond milk would work…but we don’t eat cookies, donuts, or cake anymore…so I couldn’t speak to that. BUT…you throw a banana, a tablespoon of your favorite crunchy peanut butter (or creamy peanut butter for the people who have no taste..jk), and a cup of milk in the blender…DELICIOUS Y’ALL!!!
There are several benefits of almond milk when comparing it to cow’s milk, including:
- Lower in calories: Almond milk is lower in calories compared to cow’s milk, which can be beneficial for individuals who are trying to manage their weight.
- Lactose-free: Almond milk is naturally lactose-free, making it a suitable alternative for individuals who are lactose intolerant or have a dairy allergy.
- Higher in vitamin E: Almond milk is higher in vitamin E compared to cow’s milk, which is an antioxidant that helps to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.
- Vegan and plant-based: Almond milk is vegan and plant-based, making it a suitable alternative for individuals who follow a plant-based diet.
- Lower in saturated fat: Almond milk is lower in saturated fat compared to cow’s milk, which is beneficial for individuals who are trying to reduce their intake of saturated fat.
- Rich in calcium: Many brands of almond milk are fortified with calcium, which is essential for building and maintaining strong bones and teeth.
Bottom Line Y’all…
Almond milk is a great substitute for cow’s milk in my opinion. I love the flavor, the texture, and all the things. However, it is important to note that cow’s milk is a good source of protein and other nutrients such as vitamin D and B12, which almond milk may not provide in the same quantity. Ultimately, the choice between almond milk and cow’s milk will depend on individual preferences, dietary restrictions, and nutritional needs.
I have used almond milk for a few years. Recently I have also added oat milk.
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I’ve actually got the Oat Milk Post scheduled to drop tomorrow. They are both great for smoothies, shakes, coffee, cooking…all the things really.
I like chia pudding with oat milk & frozen blueberries
Gotta try that!!! I use it in my overnight oats too. That post drops on Sunday 😁