Almonds are incredibly healthy and provide numerous health benefits, as they are a rich source of healthy fats, protein, flavonoids, antioxidants, and beneficial phenols.
Therefore, their addition to your regular diet will provide lots of benefits and lots of body energy. However, even though numerous people consume it and believe it is even healthier than dairy, the milk variant is not as healthy as they think.
Namely, the store-bought almond milk includes more water, sweeteners, and additives, than almonds. The average carton of this milk has only a handful of almonds. According to a research, there are only 2% of almonds in the UK almond milk brand Alpro, whereas the rest is a blend of added A, E, and D vitamins, carrageenan, sweeteners, and water. Hence, one cup of this almond milk contains only 30 calories, whereas one serving of raw almonds has 160 calories.
In 2014, White Wave, a plant-based milk company, reported that their sales in the first quarter had increased 50 percent over the previous year’s totals. Therefore, it is expected that as sales grow, this year, the industry will net 1.7 billion dollars in sales.
Therefore, we recommend that you make your own almond milk instead.
Making the nut milk is simpler than you may think! You’ll only need an few ingredients and supplies. Try to find raw, organic almonds to use in your nut milk. Start by soaking one cup of almonds in water overnight. In the morning, blend the almonds with three cups of water with a heavy duty blender. Strain the nut milk through a cheesecloth and into a bowl or mason jar. It can keep up to three days stored in the refrigerator. To enrich its flavor, you can also add cinnamon or a bit of vanilla extract.