Almond Milk- Nutrition Facts
Almond Milk Nutrition Facts
Almond milk makes a great alternative to cow’s milk because it contains more nutrients than any other alternative milk like rice, oat or soy. It’s especially useful if you’re lactose intolerant or allergic to soy.
It is also low in calories. Unsweetened almond milk contains about 60 calories per 8 oz glass (skim milk has 80, whole has 150) and is also great source of calcium and vitamin D. Both these nutrients are needed for strong bones and a healthy immune system.
Almond milk is especially rich in vitamin E – a powerful antioxidant essential for maintaining healthy cell membranes and protecting our skin from harmful free radicals – so it has anti-aging properties. The moderate levels of vitamin A in almond milk also help keep our eyes functioning properly and help them adjust to light.
The only nutrient almond milk lacks, when comparing it to dairy milk, is protein (1 gram per serving as opposed to 8 grams for dairy milk). Eating a little more protein from other animal, or plant, sources can easily make this up.
Here’s a super simple slushy, Watermelon Mess, the kids will love using almond milk.