Question about unsweetened almond milk....

Jibber Jabber
By Jibber Jabber Latest Reply 2015-01-21 08:59:24 -0600
Started 2015-01-17 13:17:04 -0600

As I like to play a lot with my food (don't tell my mother)..when I noticed my post meal readings coming in significantly lower than my fasting glucose after eating breakfast…I started to repeat the same breakfast over the period of several days to see if I would get the same results…and every time it is the same…I wake up at 115-117 and two hours after breakfast my BG reading are always in the 94-96 range…the breakfast is a shake made from one atkins vanilla shake..mixed with 8 oz of unsweetened almond milk..about an ounce of heavy cream..a touch of vanilla..a 1/3 cup mixed berries and a few nuts…I did NOT get the same results after eating the same shake minus the almond milk…so tell me…is this just a fluke…or is there something in unsweetened almond milk that helps to bring down GB levels…and again…please don't tell my mother I am using my food for entertainment purposes..

12 replies

suecsdy 2015-01-19 11:31:08 -0600 Report

Have been wondering about the almond milk, but hadn't got the nerve to try yet, but anything that lowers the bg reading will definitely be going on the try it out list Cannot make myself pay the price for almond flour, but did pick up some hazelnut flour. The company rep said I should be able to substitute it on 1/1 basis for the almond flour. Haven't tried it yet because the recipes all call for other ingredients I don't have.

BreC 2015-01-19 11:12:37 -0600 Report

Had to go out to pick up a few things. While at my local Walmart Supercenter I decided to check out the almond flour. I quickly returned it to it's spot on the shelf because it was $6.98 for a small bag. Oh well, I don't like almonds anyways.

GabbyPA 2015-01-21 08:59:24 -0600 Report

Here is the cool thing about making your own almond milk. You get almond meal or flour as a result. So while a 3 pound bag of almonds might cost about $13, you get about 4 gallons of almond milk and about 2-3 pounds of almond flour from it. All you need is a blender and a food dehydrator and you are in business. It is not the refined blanched almond flour, but it works fine for my recipes.

GabbyPA 2015-01-18 20:55:41 -0600 Report

This is totally anidotical, but almond milk not only helps me with glucose levels, I believe it also has helped me immensely with my HDL levels. I could not get them to go up until I started drinking my homemade almond milk.

BreC 2015-01-17 17:01:16 -0600 Report

I have noticed a lot of talk about almond flour and almond milk. I like nuts such as pecans and just regular nuts but don't like almonds or walnuts. When I make banana nut bread, I use pecans. I have seen the commercials about almond milk where the character says the almond milk taste just like almonds. So my question is, can the almond taste be masked in baking so that the taste isn't as strong. And does it really taste like almonds.

kimfing 2015-01-18 07:07:18 -0600 Report

I don't like almonds either but i use almond milk and flour. I like them both. Will not eat an almond like i do peanuts. Go figure.

Pegsy 2015-01-17 15:01:08 -0600 Report

Almond milk has completely replaced milk in my diet. It took a little getting used to but now, I prefer it. It has more calcium than milk. It also has more vitamin D but more importantly, it is not added vitamin D but naturally occuring vitamin D. It has less carb than milk but also less protein but that's OK. I get plenty of protein from other sources. I don't know that the almond milk is what is making the difference in your readings or if it is just overall improvement in your health. Have their been changes in your weight, sleep, stress levels, etc.? I find that I can be very consistent with my diet and be doing great and then all of a sudden my numbers change. Sometimes up, sometimes down. More often than not, I can attribute the change to sleep, stress or exercise. Also, the more weight I lose the more my glucose goes down. I will never give up my almond milk! If it's working for you, stick with it!

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-17 15:52:48 -0600 Report

well all is basically the same as far stress levels and sleep and such…but I am going to continue having the exact same breakfast everyday..just because I like figuring things out…and well…it flipping taste good and fills me up…and I have found that if I start the day lower after breakfast and space my meals every five hours or so…I stay low all day…so all is good in the hood…and YES I love almond milk…I tried it once before and didn't like it…dumped it down the sink…but this time I am playing with it adding stuff to it..and it sure does make a nutritional addition to a shake..

Pegsy 2015-01-17 16:14:34 -0600 Report

I buy it unsweetened and add Stevia to it. I also buy unsweetened chocolate almond milk and make hot cocoa with that. My favorite breakfast smoothie contains chocolate almond milk, a little extra cocoa powder, Stevia, cottage cheese, a little peanut butter and about 1/3 of a banana. I also add ground flax seed for fiber. Yum yum! I don't care for it so much in the winter time though, because it's cold. There can be a lot of variations to this but that one is my favorite.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-17 13:30:47 -0600 Report

I should add that yesterday I added a light snack after breakfast right after I tested that brought my levels up to 111..but I was going out to the doctor soooooo…I needed something in the belly…

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