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Old 01-03-2007, 05:57 AM   #1
Sarena Kopciel
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I feel sometimes the need to cool off my coffee and was wondering about usig almond milk again. ALl the commercial brands have rice sweetener which I dont want to use. Am following Paleo/zone eating guidelines. Does anyon have a recipe and how would you count it as your fat blocks?
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Old 01-03-2007, 11:45 AM   #2
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I take it you've seen the Blue Diamond Unsweetened Almond Milk? I realize it may have rice sweetener (Tapioca Starch?), but with 2 carbs per serving/40 Calories (8oz) it can't contain that much? If you are using it for coffee, I can't see it containing but trace of rice sweetener.

I use a small amount in my shakes to add a little flavor, and I like it.

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Old 01-05-2007, 04:37 PM   #3
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On the same note, does anybody have any good recipes for making your own almond milk? I thought I'd give it a go.
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Old 01-06-2007, 04:08 PM   #4
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Soak, blend, strain/squeeze. It gets expensive depending on how much almonds are runnig per in your neck of the woods.
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Old 01-08-2007, 11:14 AM   #5
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Fresh almond milk is so easy that I never tried buying store-bought.

I soak almonds overnight, squeeze the skins off as I put them in the blender. Blend 45 sec to 1 min. Strain. Press the pulp in the strainer with the back of a spoon. Put more dry almonds in water to soak for tomorrow. Done in 5 minutes total time.
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:23 PM   #6
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After reading the above, I still had some questions. Here, I found more almond milk recipes than I'll be able to try out in the near future:

http://paleofood.com/nmilks.htm (w/f safe)
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:37 PM   #7
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Try Coconut Milk....good fats! Yumm.
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Old 01-09-2007, 06:17 AM   #8
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Yes, I second coconut milk. Just got a couple of cans this week and I love it. It is also relatively inexpensive.
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Old 05-11-2007, 06:01 AM   #9
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I make my own almond milk by soaking, blending, and straining/pressing. My question is, what can I do with all that leftover almond meal? I currently use some of it mixed into oatbran muffins, but I can't eat enough muffins to satisfy the supply. Almond meal would go well in other baking, but that's not very Zone. Any Zone ideas on what to do with almond meal?
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