I have just started drinking almond milk and love it!

tabby9146
By tabby9146 Latest Reply 2014-03-21 01:38:26 -0500
Started 2014-03-08 10:13:13 -0600

I buy a brand that is low carb, and I only have one serving, when just drinking it with a meal, usually b'fast. I like to put a bit into some things that I cook. I am going to experiment with different brands. I have tried the unsweetened too and just can't stomach it, just hardly any taste at all, though I have used it in cooking certain things, but sweetened brand I use like I said is low cab if you watch the amount.It really is better for you than regular skim milk or 1%, it has more calcium for one thing.


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haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-03-11 23:26:36 -0500 Report

Absolutely love almonds, but can't get almond 'milk' down. But then the only milk I consume is a little half and half in my coffee. (both my grandsons prefer almond to cows milk)

elizag1
elizag1 2014-03-11 18:23:50 -0500 Report

I just sprinkle a little of each..and if you want add some splenda, but if the milk has sugar already don't add more. Hope you like it..

teacherspet
teacherspet 2014-03-08 19:24:14 -0600 Report

Dh and I just started using Silk Almond Milk. Although it's thicker than even whole milk, its lower in carbs and works well with breakfast…We went to their site and got some really good recipes for using it, cooking with it, and even keeping the low carb and low calorie. We'll be on this for a very long time. Dh is lactose intolerant, so I am happy to find something that he can use that doesn't make him sick

Ladida 35
Ladida 35 2014-03-08 14:49:49 -0600 Report

You are right more calcium and doesn't cause mucus. I had to find alternative since cows milk causes sinus problems for me. Have you tried coconut milk? Delicious also. The lower fat cows milk has more sugar also.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-03-08 16:07:08 -0600 Report

I use 2% and 1% but when my youngest daughter was born she couldn't drink milk or even baby formula due to surgeries when she was born. It caused to much mucus and would collect around the scar tissue when she was fed. They put her on soy bean milk instead of regular formula. I didn't like the smell of it and it smelled even worse when burped, but she is now grown and no problems.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-03-08 15:49:19 -0600 Report

not really Ladida, what happens with the reduced fat versions of cows milk is the milk fat slows the digestion of the Lactose in the milk with the full-fat version. Without the fat the Lactose digests quicker and will raise one'f Blood Glucose quicker. The milk has the same amount of Lactose whether 4%, 2% 1% or skim. It is just the way the milk is digested which gives a small jump when digesting the lower fat varieties. Of course that does not count when sucrose or fructose is added to the milk as do some milk brands do.

God's best to you
James

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-03-08 14:41:57 -0600 Report

I love almond milk and make my own. It easy and that way I know exactly what I am drinking. I usually drink about 8 oz in the morning with some turmeric in it. Sounds weird, but it tastes good.

robertoj
robertoj 2014-03-08 13:37:52 -0600 Report

I've been drinking almond milk for years. I drink the 30 cal milk when it's available. It tastes better than cow's milk.

TopazDee
TopazDee 2014-03-08 13:02:29 -0600 Report

I have a carton of almond milk in my fridge as I have seen it in several recipes didn't realise I could drink it in place of cows milk.
Thanks for tip will have it in my porridge for breakfast tomorrow.
Stay Safe x

fozy
fozy 2014-03-08 13:01:11 -0600 Report

I buy horizon milk 1% and I find it tasty but I have high cholestrol and needs to lower it down what is the be the best almond, horizon which is organic or regular skimmed milk 1% 2%

MamaSpook
MamaSpook 2014-03-08 12:33:04 -0600 Report

I am a vegan and use absolutely no animal products whatsoever. My husband likes the rice milk and I prefer the almond or coconut. We refuse to drink milk or use any type of dairy product of any kind because of the serious health risks and the fact that the dairy industry has seriously lied about the calcium in milk being good for your bones. Actually it is the complete opposite, it will destroy your bones. Do a bit of research and you will find this to be a fact. The ONLY thing milk is good for is calves, no other species can truly benefit from it. Plus the cycle of milk production is nothing but cruelty anyway. It starts with the cow being artificially inseminated (raped), then after she gives birth her baby is stolen from her very shortly after. The males are either killed right away or sent to live their entire short lives in a very small area and killed when still jut a few months old. When mama is not producing sufficient quantities after going through this 4 or 5 times she is sent off to be slaughtered for "cheap" ground meat. The baby girls she has? They get to go through the same cycle as mama and the same fate. So remember, when you are using dairy, some calf somewhere isn't and will never know the love of their own mother or taste her milk.

Kirk H
Kirk H 2014-03-08 16:03:51 -0600 Report

Are you sure it doesnt hurt the coconuts when you crack them open?

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-03-08 22:42:48 -0600 Report

yes, plants can sense things ~ http://www.infoplease.com/dk/science/encyclop...

I wonder how the carrot feels when it is ripped out of the ground and cut up for us to eat?

And take a look at this from youtube ~
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLTcVNyOhUc

and this too ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGLABm7jJ-Y

There are folks who believe that plants can "talk" ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZqB2T9zz7E and even sense people's thoughts: see this from mythbusters.~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fStmk7e9lJo

So if we can cause plants distress, how can we ethically pick and eat them? Where is People for ethical treatment of plants?

Between the PETA folks and the PETP folks we cant eat anything! LoL!

MamaSpook
MamaSpook 2014-03-09 03:41:14 -0500 Report

plants do not feel pain. In order for anything to feel pain it has to have a central nervous system and a brain. Please do tell, where is the brain of a mango? I do NOT support PETA. How about this, In front of you is a puppy and a carrot. I will hand you a sharp knife and you have a choice on which one to slice into bits. Which one will you choose?

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-03-09 18:32:40 -0500 Report

Nice try, spook, regarding which one would choose. But that old PETA trick sets up a false choice for us westerners. we don't eat dogs (unlike our current president and other non western cultures) To give us a real choice, give us a choice between a pig and a carrot. I would say "yes" to both!

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-03-09 12:21:47 -0500 Report

Mama, a line from the link above "It’s just that the lack of a central nervous system would SUGGEST (emphasis supplied) that they really don’t." It is merely the author's GUESS!

The mythbusters episode here ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fStmk7e9lJo seems to suggest that even if there is not a structure in plants which we could identify as a central nervous system and/or a "brain", there seems to be an awareness of some kind there when it reacts not only to physical stimuli (the fire, ect) but also to mental images of fire directed toward it. How else would you describe it?

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-03-08 12:55:05 -0600 Report

Howdy Mamaspook
I grew up on a dairy farm and what I experienced there bears no resemblance to what you describe. As to the so called "rape" of the cow by AI it is not like when a human female gets raped.

The cow "goes into heat" and becomes willing to be inseminated. It won't stand still for insemination whether by a bull or AI.until she goes into heat.

Also we allowed the calves of either sex access to their mothers for about a month's time. That way they got the colostrum which was available in the milk after the birth.

I know you don't like milk (I don't use milk either due to my dialysis - but I can eat cottage cheese) but don't paint such a negative picture of the dairy industry. You seem to exaggerate what goes on at the dairy farm.

James

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-03-08 16:13:57 -0600 Report

We used to raise 3 day old baby calves up to a certain weight then sell them. We would purchase some extra colostrum from the dairy for them then switch them over to the baby calve formula at a specific age. Then calf feed when they were old enough. They were so cute, when they saw use coming at feeding time it sounded almost like they were saying Mama, Mama. LOL

MamaSpook
MamaSpook 2014-03-08 13:12:48 -0600 Report

do a bit of research on factory farms. AI is forcing somebody to have a baby whether they want to or not. It is NOT natural. Dairy is meant for calves, not for humans. It is also causes multiple health problems. Many years ago my husband worked on a small dairy farm and he can verify the things that are in the milk that most people don't know about and I will not mention here. Like I said, do some research. here is only 1 of many things I have found about the dairy industry
The dairy industry = the veal industry = the meat industry = the slaughterhouse. They can all go to hell.
http://forcechange.com/10605/stop-the-torture...

RUSTY777
RUSTY777 2014-03-08 11:17:39 -0600 Report

DEAR TABBY, I CANNOT DRINK ALMOND MILK, NOR REG MILK, NOR SOY MILK. HAVE TRIED THEM ALL I THINK. I HAVE FOUND FLAX MILK AND COCONUT MILK WORK FOR ME. THE FLAX DOES NOT HAVE MUCH FLAVOR BUT IS STILL GOOD ON MY CEREALS AND SUCH LIKE. THE COCONUT MILK IS SWEET AND ALSO THICKER THAN THE FLAX MILK. HOPE THIS HELPS YOU. OUR LORD'S BLESSINGS, ROSE MARY

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-03-08 10:23:17 -0600 Report

Howdy Tabby
I used to drink almond milk for a while too, until I learned that I should not eat or drink anything related to nuts due to the potassium in them. That is due to my having CKD for which I need dialysis.

When I was drinking almond milk, I enjoyed the unsweetened, and it gave me on problems.

Maybe you should ask Gabby for her recipe for making almond milk.

God's best to you and yours
James

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