Almond What?

Here’s a break from FiveFingers–an excerpt I wrote in an e-mail response to a reader who had some questions about almond milk. I thought it might be useful to those who haven’t tried it:

I really like almond milk. I’m lactose intolerant, so I grew up on Lactaid and soy. I got really into soy for awhile, but I started reading about how unfermented soy is actually toxic, so I switched to almond. One book that really changed my thinking about this is In Defense of Food. In this book he decries American nutritionalism and advocates for of a practical version of the whole foods diet.

You can check it out here.

Milk is milk, but other “milk” is really a juice mix, if you think about it, so you have to try a few out to see which you like best. I like the organic unsweetened milk from Trader Joe’s featured on the blog, but it’s a bit watery–not good for some mixing or cooking. Another milk called Almond Breeze is pretty good, but it has additives that make it creamier. This is a good thing though if you want to put it in your coffee or to cook with it.

Here’s the link.

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About moaimartialarts

Lucky enough to grow up with the martial arts, I have felt their positive influence throughout my life and am especially interested in sharing these experiences with others. I enjoy working with youth and adults to give back some of what I've received. If you would like to learn more about Uechi-Ryu/Shohei-Ryu Karate, or if you want to find people to train with, please contact me. I am the head karate instructor for the Meriden Martial Arts Club.
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