If you’re a skim milk drinker like I tend to be, off cleanse, almond milk is a very suitable substitute that has skim’s thirst-quenching, no-fat taste and body. It works well in cleanse-approved breakfast cereals, and there’s some notable good stuff sloshing around in its characteristic carton (if store bought) or carafe (if homemade).
Almond milk is a plant-based beverage that substitutes anywhere you might use skim milk. Of course, it’s an easy decision to switch to almond milk for people with a sensitivity to dairy. But if you’re not compelled immediately to move over to almond milk, or to at least give it a try, maybe its nutrient profile will do the trick. Almond milk is loaded with vitamin E, to aid eyes and skin. Although it’s lower in protein than cow’s milk, almond milk is often fortified with calcium and vitamin D. So, leave the apprehension behind and give it try! (Almond milk should not be given to infants and young children without consulting a physician.)
If you like the idea of making your own almond milk, it’s pretty easy to do. Here’s the breakdown:
1 cup almonds
4 cups water (divided)
Sweeteners, vanilla, nutmeg or cinnamon
Soak almonds for at least one, and up to two, days in two cups of water. Drain almonds and dump the “soak water.” Thoroughly rinse almonds. Transfer to a blender, adding two cups of water. Blend thoroughly until visible nut chunks are dissolved. Use a sheet of cheesecloth to strain the almond blend. Add desired flavors, sweeteners or spices. Enjoy!
María Felicia’s 2023 New Year Body… Cleanse – Day 16
Written by Maria Felicia Kelley
Disclaimer: Maria Felicia Kelley is not a medical doctor. The cleanse and fasting benefits she discusses in this post are derived from her own experiences and observations. Individuals should consult their own healthcare providers when eliminating foods from their diets.
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