Almond milk is gaining popularity these days thanks to its light and sweet taste, great nutritional content (it’s high in protein, fiber, calcium, and Vitamin E), and low calorie count and fat content. Grab a carton at your grocery store and try all of these 10 uses for almond milk and you’ll see just how versatile and delicious this healthy drink can be.
1. Make a breakfast smoothie
One of the most common uses for almond milk is to include it in a healthy smoothie. If you’re feeling rushed in the morning, try this easy 5-step recipe for a breakfast smoothie that can be made with almond milk.
2. Whip up mashed potatoes
Mashed potatoes are traditionally made with cream and butter, but you can make a healthier version with almond milk and a healthy oil, such as coconut oil.
3. Eat with cereal
The nutty flavor of almond milk works very well with most cereals, especially crunchy ones such as granola. You could also use it with oatmeal.
4. Add to a soup
If you like your soup creamy, try adding almond milk to your next soup instead of using cream or dairy milk.
5. Pour it in your coffee
You can greatly reduce the sugar and calorie content of your coffee by using almond milk instead of half-half or flavored coffee creamers. It might take some time to get used to it, but you’ll soon enjoy the light, nutty flavor that the almond milk adds to your daily coffee.
6. Pour it in your tea
Almond milk also works well in a hot cup of tea.
7. Use it in pancake and muffin recipes
Simply replace the milk in your pancake and muffin recipes with almond milk. The food might come out just a little bit different, but chances are you won’t be able to taste the difference.
8. Whip it into your eggs
If you like to add milk to your scrambled eggs, you can do the same thing with almond milk.
9. Make vegan ice cream
10. Drink it straight up
Out of all the uses for almond milk, this is the most obvious yet most often overlooked. Simply pour yourself a refreshing glass of cold almond milk and enjoy it alone or with your next meal!
Can you think of other uses for almond milk?
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