Almond milk is a great-tasting, nutty-flavored beverage that’s been around for hundreds of years, and lately it has become a popular staple again for those trying to avoid dairy. Though fresh almond milk is lower in fat and calories, as a substitute for milk, it lacks some of the key vitamins and nutrients. Therefore, according to Livestrong, commercial almond milk is often supplemented with vitamins A, D, and B-12. But don’t despair because it’s an excellent source of protein, calcium, iron, and vitamin E.
I find it to be a great addition to many of my juice recipes and it adds just the right amount of nutrients that some of my fruits and vegetables might otherwise be lacking. If you want to make your own almond milk, simply follow these easy directions from KK’s recipe last month.
Once you’ve whipped up a batch or purchased your unsweetened almond milk, then juice these tasty ingredients: pineapple, pear, green apple, and kiwi, to make a great springtime concoction.
- 1 pineapple—good for anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits
- 5 pears—excellent source of fiber, and prevents diabetes and heart disease
- 4 green apples—great-tasting antioxidant, rich in vitamin C
- 10 kiwis—amazing source of vitamin C, also known to lower risk of macular degeneration
- Wash and take skin off pineapples and kiwis.
- Wash and core pears and green apples.
- Toss the ingredients into the juicer and activate.
- Stir and serve.