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.

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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