Most of us don’t have access to a cow, or the space for one, and the days of the crisply, white-suited milkman may be numbered, but fresh, frothy milk delivered to your doorstep (or made in your kitchen for that matter) isn’t as arcane a notion as you might believe.
Although these days, milk doesn’t mean quite what it used to. There are so many non-dairy alternatives—soy, rice, almond, ad infinitum. My personal favorite is almond milk, which is a great alternative to dairy and a healthy component for any smoothie or shake.
A single serving of no-sugar added almond milk can have as little as 40 calories. Plus, for the sake of vanity, it’s great for your skin. Pure almond milk contains 50% of our recommended daily value of Vitamin E. This powerful nutrient has antioxidant abilities in that it helps regulate Vitamin A use and availability.
But you don’t have to buy it off the shelves of your local grocer.
The Mylkman based in Los Angeles, is just one company with a new take on fresh, home milk delivery. This particular blend of almond milk is made with cracked coconuts and raw organic almonds, so it packs a punch protein, electrolytes, potassium, calcium, iron, Vitamin E, and magnesium.
And making homemade almond milk is actually really simple, and produces a deliciously creamy beverage with minimal effort and few ingredients.
Almond Milk Recipe
1.5 cups whole blanched almonds or other whole raw almonds
4 cups water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1.5 tbsp maple syrup or honey
For detailed instructions on how to make almond milk visit: http://www.ohnuts.com/blog/2011/03/how_to_make_almond_milk_recipe_1.html
They have a great step-by-step description and pictorial. You’ll be sipping on the nuts of your labor in no time.