One might say we have a love affair with almond milk. It’s a grocery cart staple for us (we practically buy a new carton every three days and are seriously considering investing in a service that delivers glasses of it to our door) so you can imagine the “udder” joy we felt after Starbucks announced that they would be putting it on the menu. But really, it’s about time. Why do we love this feaux-moo you ask? We explain below.
It’s better for your skin
We’re slightly embarrassed to admit that we first incorporated almond milk into our diet because we read somewhere that Khloe Kardashian’s skin had cleared up after swapping out regular 2% for the drink. But after some research we found that many other beauty gurus were also cutting dairy out of their diets because of the hormones that can cause inflammation and acne for many people. After subbing in almond milk for a few weeks, our skin was visibly clearer, and we stopped getting those occasional red pimples we all know and hate.
It tastes good— even better than regular milk
If plain isn’t your game, then almond milk is for you. There are various delicious flavors to choose from (vanilla bean, matcha, lavender, cacao…) and they’re all made with natural ingredients (raw honey, sea salt, raw cacao, purified water…). More on how to make them below.
You can make it at home
You don’t need to have a farm in your backyard to whip up some of this milk from scratch. All you do is soak almonds for 12 hours in pure water with some sea salt, rinse them, blend until smooth and creamy, strain, then mix with your favorite sweetener or flavor. See a video tutorial and a detailed recipe here.
How do you use almond milk? Let us know in the comment section!