Almond Milk vs Dairy Milk

A picture says a thousand words, but if that isn’t enough let’s look at some more reasons why you should choose almond milk over dairy milk.

Almonds are members of the Rosaceae (Rose) Family and a relative of peaches, cherries and apples. They have anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, demulcent, emollient, and tonic properties. They help alkalinize the blood and relieve chi stagnation in the liver. They are used to lubricate the lungs, relieve asthma and coughing, clear phlegm, improve energy and memory, strengthen the nervous system, and increase strength and sexual vitality. They are known as brain and bone food.

Almonds contain about 18 percent protein and are a good source of vitamin E, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. They also contain amygdalin, otherwise known as laetrile, an anticancer nutrient.

Almond milk is one of the most nutritionally valuable milk substitutes available today. It is high in a number of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, iron, fiber, zinc and calcium. Almond milk is low in calories, at only 40 calories per eight ounce serving, and low in fat. It contains only three grams of fat per eight ounce serving. Almond milk is lactose, gluten, casein and cholesterol free; it’s also free of saturated fats.

Whole cow’s milk is high in fat, with eight grams per serving, and saturated fat, with five grams per serving. Milk also contains 24 mg of cholesterol per serving, and contains 146 calories per serving.  Compared to cow’s milk, almond milk is the much healthier choice. Almond milk contains a wide variety of the vitamins and minerals that your body needs to function. Almond milk also contains high levels of antioxidants, so it can help prevent many types of cancer and slow the signs of aging.

Nut Milk Recipe

Almond milk, Brazil nut milk, cashew nut milk, yummy!

Here’s how you do it:

Soak a cup of your chosen nuts in water for one hour.
Rinse and then blend thoroughly with about 3-4 cups of water.
Strain the liquid through a cheesecloth or nut bag; use your hands to squeeze out all of the milk.

Drink as is, or you can also add a little vanilla, maple syrup, or fresh dates.

You can use your nut milk in recipes just like you would use cow’s milk.  Let the calves drink dairy milk and raise your glass to a nice healthy glass of nut milk…..cheers!

For more information on why you shouldn’t drink cow’s milk, read the following article.

Choosing healthy living over dying 🙂


3 thoughts on “Almond Milk vs Dairy Milk

  1. great post… I am going to send it to a few people 🙂 Just a quick question (sorry I assume you are vegan) have you had people say that cows normally produce milk on there own without being impregnated ? I have met several people who are blowen away when I tell them what actually happens for a cows to produce milk…. cu

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