You may have seen our recent post titled “5 Recipes to Make with Almond Milk.” Almond milk is a great alternative to dairy milk for people who have dairy allergies or are lactose intolerant. But it’s also a great beverage in its own right and has many benefits. For example, almond milk contains vitamins A, D and E; magnesium; and potassium. You may be surprised to learn that almond milk has as much calcium as dairy milk, so there’s no need to worry that your bone health will suffer from switching to this lactose-free alternative. Almond milk also has fewer calories than dairy milk. Even if you’re not lactose intolerant or allergic to dairy, you may simply not like the taste of dairy milk. Almond milk can be a good substitute because it has a different flavor and slightly different consistency than dairy milk: nutty, light and crisp. Because almond milk is a great alternative to dairy milk, here are 10 more ways you can incorporate almond milk into your diet.
Refreshing drink: Almond milk is great in recipes but is also delicious on its own. An added benefit is that it contains 60 calories per cup versus the 90 calories in a cup of skim milk.
Smoothies: Swap almond milk for dairy milk or yogurt in your favorite smoothie recipe.
Strawberry almond milk: Add strawberries and almond milk to your Blendtec blender for a delicious strawberry milk drink.
Allergy-friendly mashed potatoes: When making mashed potatoes, use almond milk and olive oil instead of milk and butter.
Soup: Make soup creamy by adding almond milk instead of dairy milk.
Cereal: Pour almond milk over your favorite cold cereal or oatmeal.
Ice cream: Use almond milk as a substitute in your favorite homemade ice cream recipes.
Baking: Substitute almond milk for dairy milk in baked goods.
Puddings: Using almond milk will give the pudding a special nuance of flavor that will set it apart from the rest.
Replacement for buttermilk: You can use almond milk as a replacement for buttermilk in recipes, which can greatly reduce the amount of calories in the dish.
What other recipes do you use almond milk in?
Note: almond milk may change the texture, consistency and flavor of some of the foods listed above.