Unlike other kinds of milk that we consume, almond milk does not stem from animals. It is plant-based and is fast gaining popularity. It is traditionally made from ground almonds mixed in water and then filtered through a thin muslin cloth This creation ends up looking a lot like milk but has a distinct nutty flavour.
Some of the innovative ways to use almond milk are: pour it into your coffee, mix it up in your smoothies, or even drink it as it is! This drink is low in calories, rich in protein and is considered an equivalent to consuming raw almonds. Almond milk is also a good option for vegans and lactose intolerant people, as it is entirely nut-based and does not contain hints of any animal milk.
The versatile drink is perfect for whipping up your favourite smoothie, making some piping hot chocolate, or even mixing it with your oats for breakfast. Since we Indians can’t do without our tea and coffee, how to use almond milk in those, you ask? Worry not, as almond milk shines with both the variations as well. Some of the health benefits of consuming almond milk are:
Not only does this calcium filled drink reduce the risk of arthritis and osteoporosis, but it also works to strengthen your bones, teeth, nails and the immune system. Additionally, the calcium is excellent for the heart, nerves and muscles and helps in strengthening them.
Sugar in check
With minimum carbs, almond milk uses carbs as energy and is a perfect drink for those who are trying to keep their sugar levels in check, especially people who have diabetes. It has a low glycemic index, so sugar is not stored as fat.
One of the main almond milk uses is to regulate blood pressure. It contains no cholesterol or saturated fats and has low levels of sodium; it helps in preventing high blood pressure as well as heart diseases. It also includes a high level of Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that fights inflammation and stress, keeps the brain healthy and improves mental performance. The delicious liquid also appears to stall the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
The antioxidant properties present in almonds are essential for a glowing skin. These antioxidants also protect the skin against damage caused by the sun. Consumption of dairy products is known to increase the possibility of breakouts on the skin, making almond milk an excellent alternative for regular milk.
Almonds are known to be high in Omega 6 Fatty Acids and the way the milk is processed, only the most nutritional parts of the almond are present in the finished product. This makes it a natural choice for those who want to shed those extra kilos, in a safe and simple way.
At Second Nature our Almond Milk and other Nut Milks are made of whole nuts. We don’t strain. Our special process mills the nuts so fine that you get the whole nut in a creamy, delicious and enriching drink filled to the brim with all the goodness. Our plain nut milks have at least 10% nuts (that’s a lot!), and we use the same base to create exciting alternatives.
Clearly, almond milk uses are numerous, and equally beneficial, so drink up!