If you want a healthier alternative to dairy milk, then almond milk is the way to go. It is a plant-based, non dairy milk that is vegan and vegetarian friendly. Plus, people who are lactose intolerant can drink it. Nothing’s wrong with dairy milk such as cow or goat milk, but almond milk is more heart-healthy, nutritious and contains less calories than dairy milk. It is a healthier option and you can use almond milk in all the same ways that you can use dairy milk. Read on below for delicious ways you can incorporate almond milk in your food!
Almond Milk Right From The Cup
Yep, you can drink almond milk like you would drink normal dairy milk. Either warm it up in the microwave or drink it cool from the fridge. If you want more flavor from the milk, then buy something that has Vanilla flavor. Feel free to pair it up with some Oreo Cookies for a comforting flair.
Almond Milk Green Smoothie
For a healthy recipe, you can replace dairy milk or fruit juice with almond juice and still taste a fruity and healthy flavor from the smoothie. Did you know that… Here’s how to make the smoothie:
Ingredients: 1 Banana, a handful of raspberries, a spoonful of chia seeds, 1 cup spinach, a splash of almond milk, 3 ice cubes and blend until smooth.
The fun thing about smoothies is that you can absolutely put anything – fruits, vegetables, juice, nuts, seeds – you desire and they will mostly taste great! Almond milk brings out the fruitiness of the banana and raspberries instead of covering it like an orange juice would and makes the smoothie creamier.
Fall Inspired Overnight Oats
Wondering what overnight oats are? They are simply oats that are soaked in milk overnight in the fridge, and in the morning, it becomes a perfect hearty and filling breakfast. If you get tired of eating eggs or want to “healthify” cereal, then this recipe is an absolute keeper!
- Kind Cinnamon Oat Clusters granola (contains flaxseed, amaranth, buckwheat, oats, millet, quinoa)
- Quaker Oats oats
- chia seeds
- almond milk
- Toppings: raisins, toasted pecans, Trader Joe‘s Pumpkin Butter
Preparing it is seriously easy! At night, I put almond milk over the granola, oats and a handful of chia seeds. Refrigerate the bowl, mug, jar or whichever container you prefer. The next morning, I added some toasted pecans, raisins and topped it off with a tablespoon of delicious Pumpkin Butter from Trader Joe’s. This recipe is super easy and really delicious!
Mashed Mixed Potatoes
Most of us are big fans of mashed potatoes because they remind us of comfort food from home. Usually, whole milk, sour cream and a whole load of butter are what go in the mashed potatoes. Nothing’s wrong with that, but most days aren’t thanksgiving or Christmas, and we don’t have to indulge to eat it. Here’s how I use almond milk:
- 1 big sweet potato
- 2 medium potatoes
- 1/2 cup of almond milk
- 1/2 tablespoon of unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup of greek yogurt
- salt and pepper
Boil the mixed potatoes; when done, mash them up while pouring almond milk, butter, greek yogurt, salt and pepper. Mix until smooth.