A few months ago I
tried almond milk. The “only 30 calories” per cup package at the grocery smiled
My first surprise was
to realize that when you drink cow's milk, you’re also consuming sugar. Obviously,
I never paid attention to Jamie Oliver. Cow’s milk, whole, with only 2% of fat
or skim, has sugar added. With almond milk you have the option to buy it
sweetened, in which case it contains 90 calories per cup, and natural,
containing only 30 calories per cup!
Since I was trying to
reduce my coffee intake, as far as my diet in particular is concerned, every
time I care less about cow's milk, so I’m buying unsweetened almond milk to
make oatmeal, and take it with granola and fruit, as in the photo.
Researching for an
assignment for MamásLatinas
, I discovered the many benefits of almond milk,
It doesn’t taste as cow’s milk
: it has its own and pleasant light nutty flavor,
but it has a very similar consistency, making it a perfect substitute for cow’s
milk when consuming it alone or in recipes.
It's super nutritious and healthy
: it's 100% vegetable and rich in vitamins A, D
and E, protein, omega-6, zinc, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium.
It has fewer calories than cow's milk
: 30 calories if natural compared to 90
calories of a cup of skim milk, or 150 of a cup of whole milk.
It is the perfect alternative for those who are
It helps to reduce cholesterol
, as well as triglycerides.
It is good for skin, hair and nails care
, because it is rich in vitamin B2.
It helps to improve gastrointestinal problems
because it contains soluble and insoluble
fiber (thus protects the intestinal walls and regulates the absorption of sugar
I've never prepared
almond milk and I don’t think I will. But if you want to, or are just curious,
Inés Peña’s blog
gives you the recipe (in Spanish.)
How did you like this
post? Are you ready for almond milk?
Etiquetas: #MamasLatinas, nutrition