Almond milk is a great alternative to cow milk for persons with lactose or gluten intolerance and is said to be high in nutritive value. Compared to cow milk, Almond milk is said to be the healthier alternative because it contains a wide variety of minerals and vitamins and antioxidants. Because of its high level of antioxidants, it is said to prevent some types of cancers and reduce aging.
Compared to cow milk, Almond milk is lower in calories and fat than cow milk which makes it ideal for persons watching their calorie and fat intake. The only point where cow milk beats almond milk is in the protein level. While cow milk contains 8g of protein per 100g, almond milk contain only 1g of protein. Though almond milk is healthy, I recommend you make your own almond milk from scratch. That way you know determine what goes in your milk. If store-bought, you might want to check the label and make sure it is organic unsweetened milk without other additives.
So here is how I make almond milk at home. It’s fast, easy to make, creamy and totally delicious.
Happy and healthy cooking xoxo
Home-made Almond Milk
Make rich, creamy and healthy lactose-free almond milk for your morning cereals.
1 Litre Water
- Soak almond in a bowl of water overnight.
- Throw away water the next day.
- Using a food processor, blend almonds bit by bit adding water as needed. 250g of almonds should yield 750ml to 1L of creamy almond milk.
- Chill as use for muesli, cereals or yoghurt.