Why on earth would I start drinking almond milk when I’m not even lactose intolerant??? Well, I initially started drinking almond milk instead of my usual skim milk because I was on the Paleo diet – no dairy allowed. Almond milk was a great substitute because it had the same consistency as skim milk, and it had pretty good flavor. It also had less calories than skim milk!
I usually drink the original flavored almond milk and sometimes I drink the unsweetened almond milk, too.
As you can see, the almond milk has more calcium and other essential vitamins in there, so I am still getting my calcium that I’d normally get from milk. There is a little bit more fat (unsaturated, though) in the almond milk, which is there to give it a creamier taste to imitate the consistency of skim milk. And even though skim milk also has more protein in it, I never really used milk as a protein source anyway.
The most appealing thing to me about almond milk is that it is lower in calories (the unsweetened is only 40 calories per cup)!
I definitely recommend trying almond milk if you haven’t already 🙂 weeeee