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.