How to Make Almond Milk at Home
As growing numbers of people embrace a plant-based diet, almond milk is emerging as a popular and healthful substitute for dairy milk.
Made from ground almonds and water, almond milk is more than simply good for you. This dairy-free drink has s a lower carbon footprint, making it more environmentally friendly than dairy milk. In addition, its nutty taste and creamy texture are satisfying for people who are lactose intolerant or have milk allergies.
For people who are “trying to follow more of a plant-based diet, almonds and almond milk are a better alternative to dairy products,” says Nancy Courduff, a clinical dietitian at Stella Maris, Mercy Health Services/Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.
But not all store-bought almond milk is created equal. Many have added sugar which can detract from some of the benefits of almond milk, she notes.
One alternative: Learn how to make almond milk at home. Take a look at the nutrients and potential health benefits.