Almond milk has been the new craze over the past few years for people who are lactose intolerant and/or people wanting a lower calorie milk alternative. Many people might assume that almond milk doesn’t have any nutrients as it has a high water percentage, however, most companies fortify their almond milk with calcium and other nutrients such as vitamin D. For instance, one cup of commercial almond milk may contain up to 45-50% of the RDI (recommended daily intake). Almond milk is also low in calories, sugar, fats and sugar.
It’s important to make sure the almond milk you choose is unsweetened and has only a few ingredients. Just like regular milk, almond milk is incredibly versatile. A few ideas of how you can use it as a milk replacement: have it over your cereal, add it to your coffee or tea, mix it in smoothies, make a dairy-free rice pudding or ice cream or use it in soups, sauces and salad dressings.