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Posted by: 782 (Guest), Sunday, July 1, 2007, 7:36pm
I have some great unsweetened almond milk that I have tried with a coffee-like drink, but it's too thin to really taste like cream or half-and-half, not even like a nonfat latte.

What can I do to give it more substance or use instead? (Wondering if some rice protein powder might help)
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, July 1, 2007, 9:56pm; Reply: 1
silken tofu in the mixer with your hot beverage works great.
that is if you are not a nonnie or react toward tofu.
and a tsp of ghee, added to the mix.
Posted by: 782 (Guest), Monday, July 2, 2007, 12:33am; Reply: 2
Thanks
Posted by: SheriBerry, Monday, July 2, 2007, 2:27am; Reply: 3
it's a hard reality, but you just can't get your jollys from  thick rich coffee and sugar and cream / creamer..!  bummer.. but the results are SOOO amazing! stick with  it..   it's just a new way of   starting the day!  good luck with it.. it IS a journey...
try some green tea with agave nectar and a bit of soy..
I've been  working on this for a LONG time, but you just have to want to feel the "health" of healthy living to appreciate this...
and if you DO use soy, or almond milk, read the ingredients.. make sure there is not a bunch of "junk"  added..  many of the "milks"  have a ton of avoids in there to make them appealing... beware!
Posted by: 782 (Guest), Monday, July 2, 2007, 2:56am; Reply: 4
Quoted from cybrsheri
it's a hard reality, but you just can't get your jollys from  thick rich coffee and sugar and cream / creamer..!  bummer.. but the results are SOOO amazing! stick with  it..   it's just a new way of   starting the day!  good luck with it.. it IS a journey...
try some green tea with agave nectar and a bit of soy..
I've been  working on this for a LONG time, but you just have to want to feel the "health" of healthy living to appreciate this...
and if you DO use soy, or almond milk, read the ingredients.. make sure there is not a bunch of "junk"  added..  many of the "milks"  have a ton of avoids in there to make them appealing... beware!


Dandelion root is a coffee-like beverage I've tried... just looking for something to add to it for a more substantial presence than green tea. There's a great almond milk out there (in my fridge) without anything except basically water, almonds and salt. Just looking to add a little oomph to that. :)

Posted by: italybound, Monday, July 2, 2007, 3:09am; Reply: 5
Quoted from researchingthings
There's a great almond milk out there (in my fridge) without anything except basically water, almonds and salt. Just looking to add a little oomph to that. :)


PLEASE share the brand name of this w/ me.  The only almond milks I can find have junk in them and if I make it at home, now matter what I use, I cant get all the grit out and wind up choking on it. thanks. :-)
Posted by: 782 (Guest), Monday, July 2, 2007, 5:05am; Reply: 6
Almond Breeze Unsweetened Original

(40 calories a cup!)

Amazon sells it if your local folks don't:

http://www.amazon.com/Almond-Breeze-Unsweetened-Original-oz/dp/B000F6SA88

;D
Posted by: italybound, Monday, July 2, 2007, 11:08am; Reply: 7
Quoted from researchingthings
Almond Breeze Unsweetened Original


:'( :'( :'( , as I thought, it contains carrageenan, and natural flavor.........carageenan for sure is a no-no.  :'(
Posted by: Don, Monday, July 2, 2007, 3:54pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened, Original
Ingredients: Purified water, almonds, tapioca starch, calcium carbonate, sea salt, potassium citrate, carrageenan, soy lecithin, natural flavor, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2 and d-alpha-tocopherol (natural vitamin E).
Posted by: italybound, Monday, July 2, 2007, 3:56pm; Reply: 9
MoDon, your quote was what I was referring to in my post right above ;)  and also the natural flavors.....  :'(     Wish there was an Almond Milk around somewhere w/o at least the carageenan.  >:(
Posted by: Drea, Monday, July 2, 2007, 8:01pm; Reply: 10
West Soy Unsweetened Almond milk doesn't have carageenan...but it does include natural flavors...http://www.westsoy.biz/products/product/1410.php

Ingredients: Organic soymilk (filtered water, whole organic soybeans) natural almond flavor with other natural flavors.

Posted by: italybound, Monday, July 2, 2007, 8:18pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from outdoordrea
West Soy Unsweetened Almond milk doesn't have carageenan...but it does include natural flavors...http://www.westsoy.biz/products/product/1410.php
Ingredients: Organic soymilk (filtered water, whole organic soybeans) natural almond flavor with other natural flavors.


I would consider that to really be soy milk w/ almond flavor tho.  ;) :)  I've seen that at WF, but would really love to find a clean almond milk.  Might work for someone else.  ;)
Posted by: Drea, Monday, July 2, 2007, 8:20pm; Reply: 12
Oh, you are right! Sorry!
Posted by: Drea, Monday, July 2, 2007, 8:22pm; Reply: 13
I could have sworn I had some real almond milk from West Soy, but there's no mention of it on their website...
Posted by: Drea, Monday, July 2, 2007, 8:29pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from pkarmeier
if I make it at home, now matter what I use, I cant get all the grit out and wind up choking on it. thanks. :-)


Hey Pat, have you seen these? http://www.rawguru.com/store/raw-food/nut-milk-bag.html
Posted by: italybound, Monday, July 2, 2007, 11:04pm; Reply: 15
Quoted from outdoordrea


I havent Drea......I've seen some like them, they didnt work. But I'll try anything (well..........) once.  ;)   thanks               Have you tried that Superfood Chocolate Bar
http://www.rawguru.com/store/raw-food/superfood_chocolate_bar?xid=8057f5a0ba320fc9f9791db522dd298a&store_language=US
Posted by: Drea, Monday, July 2, 2007, 11:09pm; Reply: 16
I've never bought anything from them; but I found the site when I was searching for almond milk...
Posted by: 782 (Guest), Tuesday, July 3, 2007, 1:20am; Reply: 17
When you make almond milk at home, you've tried straining it through cheesecloth and all that?
Posted by: italybound, Tuesday, July 3, 2007, 1:50am; Reply: 18
Quoted from researchingthings
When you make almond milk at home, you've tried straining it through cheesecloth and all that?


ALL  of that   :'( :'(  
the last thing I tried looked much like what Drea posted. still too much grit. however, it might just be me.........I choke easily on anything gritty like that. If one tiny piece of salt gets in my throat in the wrong spot, it really chokes me........so like I say, it might just be me.  homemaded almond milk has been out for so long, but really need to get off the carageenan. I think soy is an avoid in the Cardio book, but then so is carageenan, I'm sure LOL
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