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X03A04
11-29-2011, 08:24 PM
Wondering if almond milk is induction friendly... If so what brand is best??

FormerMember
11-29-2011, 08:25 PM
Yes you can have unsweetened almond milk.

I don`t know of a favorite brand. I make my own.

Stealth_AKA_Liz53
11-29-2011, 08:41 PM
There are 2 readily available brands which are quite different in taste. Almond breeze unsweetened vanilla has a pretty neutral taste, and the finish is the closest to cow`s milk that I`ve found. It has 1 NC per 8 oz glass. Silk brand unsweetened almond tastes more overtly like almonds. It has 0 NC per 8 oz glass. Some people are looking for the fewest net carbs; others are looking for a taste close to cow`s milk. You could try both and see which you prefer.

I`m starting to see store brands now as well, so they may have even different attributes. Just be sure to get unsweetened.

FormerMember
11-29-2011, 08:43 PM
I suspect Almond Breeze is rounding up and Silk brand is rounding down.

FormerMember
11-29-2011, 08:44 PM
I think almonds would add some carbs.

X03A04
11-29-2011, 08:47 PM
Thanks.. Wonder woman- how do u make ur own??

FormerMember
11-29-2011, 08:51 PM
1 cup raw almonds
water for soaking nuts
3 cups water
1/2 tsp vanilla (optional)


Soak the almonds in water overnight or for at least 6 hours.

Drain the water from the almonds and discard. Blend the 3 cups of water and almonds until well blended and almost smooth.

Strain the blended almond mixture using a cheesecloth or other strainer.

Homemade raw almond milk will keep well in the refrigerator for three or four days.

http://vegetarian.about.com/od/rawfoodsrecipes/r/almondmilk.htm

I use Bernardin jelly bags for straining. They are reuseable but cheesecloth is good too.

FormerMember
11-29-2011, 08:52 PM
You can also add some cocoa powder and sweetener for chocolate milk or make a hot cocoa with it.

sognatrice
11-29-2011, 08:54 PM
I`ve been logging 8 oz of Silk Almond Milk Unsweetened as 35 calories, 1 gram protein, 2.5 grams fat, 0.34 grams sugar, 0.8 grams fibre, and 1.4 grams total carbohydrate. This carb info is not listed on the package, but I found it on the fatsecret website.

http://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/food/almond-milk/carbohydrate

Interestingly, the calories, protein, and fat allocations that are on the Silk package do not match up to the info on fatsecret.com, which leads me to think I`ve been undercounting all the unsweetened almond milk (and god knows what else!) that I`ve been ingesting.....

FormerMember
11-29-2011, 08:57 PM
They can round up or down.

If it is less than 0.5g they can round down if it is equal to or more they round up. Or they can show the exact amount.

Don`t worry there are a lot of variances from one counter to another and manufacturer to another.

It isn`t an exact science!

X03A04
11-29-2011, 09:02 PM
:)

X03A04
11-29-2011, 09:04 PM
Thanks :)

FormerMember
11-29-2011, 09:06 PM
My pleasure!

Stealth_AKA_Liz53
11-30-2011, 09:16 AM
_I suspect Almond Breeze is rounding up and Silk brand is rounding down._

Could be. Almond Breeze also lists tapioca starch as an ingredient while Silk does not.

I wonder where the FS info came from if not from the label. Members can enter anything they want, and it is subject to editing by others unless you keep it private.

FormerMember
11-30-2011, 09:18 AM
I`ve wondered about that. I find FS questionable. I prefer fitday.

Stealth_AKA_Liz53
11-30-2011, 10:15 AM
FS can be questionable. Any member-input info must be looked at with a jaundiced eye. I still use FS because I like dividing food up into meals, and using snacks/other for my veggies. Neither system is perfect, IMO. I have a mac so the software version of FD is not an option for me.

Whyguy--103-lbs-Lost
11-30-2011, 10:20 AM
Making your own Almond Milk...now that`s what I call dedication to a healthy life style. Me, I`m just glad every store I go to carries the stuff. 2.97 a half gallon.

How much does it cost to make that much Almond Milk?

askwhy456akaLinda
11-30-2011, 10:27 AM
One thing to remember too is to check the product packaging from time to time as well as manufacturers will make changes as they retest/change formulations etc... I know of two different items (one a bran cereal and the other my beloved liquid crack coffee-mate SF hazelnut creamer) that changed their carb counts in the past year or so. Yes I don`t eat the bran cereal anymore (in fact just threw a couple of unopened boxes out that had met their end date) but when I gave WW a last hurrah in the spring I realized that the points I had used were wrong as their nutritional info had changed - increased. Same for the creamer. It had been 1 carb/tbsp and changed to 2/tbsp early in 2011. It is still showing as 1 on fatsecret I believe. If someone uses a lot of creamer it could really make a difference in their results....

Stealth_AKA_Liz53
11-30-2011, 10:46 AM
Good point, Linda.

Reba32
11-30-2011, 12:36 PM
creamer wouldn`t be a recommended product on an Atkins foods list. It`s just bottled trans-fats. Real cream is a better option.

askwhy456akaLinda
11-30-2011, 01:36 PM
Thank you Reba - I realize that but it is an occasional treat.

Whyguy--103-lbs-Lost
11-30-2011, 03:14 PM
Nobody answered the question about the cost of making their own Almond milk. How much does that set you back a half gallon?

Stealth_AKA_Liz53
11-30-2011, 03:53 PM
Good question. A pound of almonds is anywhere from $4 to 8, depending on how organic they are. I just weighed a cup of almonds: 4.5 oz, so let`s say $1-2 and it will make 3 cups. There are 8 cups in a 1/2 gallon. So anywhere from $2.66 to 5.33 per half gallon would be my estimate. How much did you pay for that half gallon, WhyGuy?

FormerMember
11-30-2011, 03:56 PM
It`s about what`s not in it.

I don`t want added calcium carbonate or preservatives.

It costs me 2.49 for a 100g of almonds which makes about 3 cups. I don`t worry about the cost I rarely drink it.

askwhy456akaLinda
11-30-2011, 03:56 PM
That`s probably in line with the almond milk prices depending on where you buy it. I`ve seen it in the $3 range.

FormerMember
11-30-2011, 03:57 PM
I can get almonds cheaper but I don`t use many whole almonds either. I don`t like nuts in bulk either.

Whyguy--103-lbs-Lost
11-30-2011, 03:57 PM
I get mine anywhere from 2.50 to 2.97 depending on the brand, and the store. And it keeps for weeks without going bad. Thanks for answering the question, I was really curious...not curious enough to try it. Sounds like work. LOL

FormerMember
11-30-2011, 04:00 PM
Aside from soaking the almonds while sleeping it takes about 5 mintues to pur?e strain and clean up.

FormerMember
11-30-2011, 04:01 PM
...with a good blender.

Whyguy--103-lbs-Lost
11-30-2011, 04:05 PM
Shoot, it doesn`t take me 5 minutes to make breakfast, and I eat brussels`s, sausage, and eggs every morning.
And it only takes me two seconds to pour a glass of milk.

I think it`s a great idea, and if I ever get almonds on sale I may try it just to say I did it.

Thanks for the tip.