Substitute Almond Milk to Lose Weight
There were a lot of great guesses to the question posed on Friday…"What is our favorite fat fighting food?"
…and several correct answers.
Almond Milk is the answer.
No, no…there’s not any “magical” fat burning properties to this product, but Almond Milk is a daily staple in our house for good reason.
Let’s first look at the benefits:
- 1/3 the calories of an equal amount of regular milk – just 40 per cup.
- Lactose free — lactose sometimes gives people a bloated, gassy feeling (if you can’t break it down)
- Vegetarian (if you are one)
- It tastes incredible
I showed you how we made a high protein fat burning Dairy Queen Blizzard last week using Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk. It gives just a hint of sweetness, a bit of an almond flavor, and literally makes the best smoothies EVER!
But of course you could use it in other foods too …
You’ll usually find it in the dairy aisle next to the “regular” milk.
Right now I’ve seen just two brands – Blue Diamond and Silk – but there are surely others available. Blue Diamond Unsweetened Vanilla is the one that offers just 40 calories/cup and is our preferred choice for the flavor (and super low amount of calories).
Now it’s not a good source of protein, like cow’s milk … but it is fortified with vitamin D and calcium…and you’ll easily get protein from other foods, so give this a try for a dairy alternative once in awhile.