Does anyone drink almond milk?

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Registered: 11-29-2011
Does anyone drink almond milk?
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Tue, 04-16-2013 - 3:56pm

I had a coupon for Almond Milk and thought I would give it a try.  My stomach doesn't handle dairy as well as it used to, and I need more calcium intake.   Does anyone drink this on a regular basis or have any suggestions on a good way to incorporate it into your diet?

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Registered: 04-18-2012
Thu, 04-18-2013 - 1:17pm

I have the same issue with dairy.  It really upsets my stomach.  I tried almond milk for the first time a few months back and I really like it.  I buy the unsweetened kind and I use it when making fruit smoothies.  I honestly don't taste much of a difference between that and the skim milk I was using, and my body handles it so much better.  I'd suggest giving it a try! 

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Sat, 04-20-2013 - 2:11am

My dh drinks it because he also has a problem with digesting milk (although he can tolerate yogurt fine, and cheese if he doesn't eat too much at once). He uses it on cereal, in tea, and sometimes adds it to smoothies--pretty much the same way he used cow's milk. 

He tried a few different brands/formulations and the one he likes best is organic "original" as opposed to vanilla flavor. It does have cane juice added for sweetening but an 8 oz serving has half the sugars in an 8 oz serving of 1% milk (and half the calories too). But it is not a good source of calcium, it has only 2% of the RDA compared to milk's 35%. It is fortified with Vit D though. So if you are hoping to increase your calcium consumption then check the label for a brand fortified with calcium.

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Registered: 08-09-2012
Wed, 05-01-2013 - 7:25am

sparrowfly wrote:
<p>I had a coupon for Almond Milk and thought I would give it a try.  My stomach doesn't handle dairy as well as it used to, and I need more calcium intake.   Does anyone drink this on a regular basis or have any suggestions on a good way to incorporate it into your diet?</p>
I've tried it... I rather liked it, until I had some of my sister's homemade Almond Milk--then I could taste all of the chemicals they put in the store bought milk.  She found her recipe for it online somewhere.  If you can do so, try to make your own. It's not that hard, it just takes an overnight for it to seep through the almonds.

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Registered: 11-08-2013
Fri, 11-08-2013 - 9:37am

I don't normally enough for the taste of Almond Milk on its own.  I do use it in making smoothies, and can't even tell the difference.  I use Silk Almond Milk Lite - it has 40 calories per serving and 50% more calcium than regular milk.  My husband uses a lot more than I do - he uses it on his cereal, drinks it straight from the container, etc.  I can't do that, for those purposes, I prefer skim milk.