What is my preferable base for vegan smoothies? Yeah, you might have guessed it right its almond milk. I use only two type of vegan milk mostly and that are either almond milk or coconut milk. But this homemade almond milk is a better option for most of us as we can easily make it at home with dry nuts.
While it’s very easy to use store-bought almond milk, but I try to avoid them as much as I can. Although I buy organic unsweetened almond milk most of the time but that may still contain additives like carrageenan . Which is not very harmful but, as I prefer minimum additives in my diet so homemade almond milk is definitely a good option.
Almonds are good for overall health and that makes Almond milk a healthier alternative to conventional dairy. It is suitable for vegans, vegetarians, and also for those who are opting for a paleo diet. It is also gluten-free. Almond milk is also better than various vegan milk options as it has lower glycemic index than rice milk and it doesn’t vary hormone levels like soy milk.
You can easily make it at home as you just need few basic ingredients to make creamy homemade almond milk. The basic things you need for this recipe are:
You can add any sweetener of your choice to your homemade almond milk. You can also adjust the thickness of almond milk. You can keep your almond milk thinner if you want to use it for smoothies or drinking and you can keep it a bit thicker if you want to have almond milk with breakfast cereals. You can also add some natural flavors like vanilla, banana, strawberries, and chocolate to make variants of homemade almond milk.