Homemade Nut Milk
Nut milk is one of the easiest foods to make at home! There’s very little reason to buy store-bought nut milk. Most store-bought nut milks contain harmful additives like synthetic vitamins, sweeteners, inflammatory vegetable oils, homogenizing agents, etc. The delicate fats and oils in nut milk go rancid very quickly, causing inflammation. Make them fresh and enjoy them quickly! You’ll find that making a small effort to make nut milk equals a big investment in your health. You can adjust flavors, sweetness, and best of all, you can feel a sense of pride in having created your nut milk from scratch.
There are a number of decent brands of nut milk on the market. Blue Diamond almond milk, though it’s not organic, is a good value and a nice, sweet taste. Pacific makes a wonderful variety of nut milks (I like the vanilla almond flavor). The only problem with these brands is that they have lost a lot of the vitamins and minerals and enzymes in processing, contain synthetic vitamins, and carrageenan, an emulsifier that can cause intestinal distress, intestinal damage, and even cancer. Whole Foods brand of nut milks do not have carrageenan, but they do have synthetic vitamins.