Got Nut Milk?
We’ve already talked a little about raw milk and mentioned organic milk, so what’s left? Nut Milk! For those of you who are lactose intolerant, vegan, or just wanting to try something new, nut milk is a healthy and tasty alternative to cow’s milk.
One of my favorite types of dairy free milk is Almond Milk, which is like having all the healthy benefits of almonds whipped up into a delicious milk that you can drink straight up or over cereal. It even works well stirred into oatmeal and in recipes like pancakes and waffles! It tastes really smooth, has a hint of almond flavor and can be a little sweet depending on what else is added. Other varieties of dairy free milk include hazlenut, oat, rice, soy, and hemp seed.
Finding it is fairly easy, I like Almond Breeze and Pacifica brands which I find in health food stores, the co-op and occasionally in the regular grocery. And while I haven’t tried it on my own, I hear it’s fairly easy to make at home by blending 1 part almonds to 3 parts water then straining through a nut milk bag. You can even take an additional step to sweeten it up by further blending it with vanilla or a couple of pitted medjool dates.