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I would like to incorporate almond milk into our family diet (to replace cows milk).  Can you recommend a brand that seems best to you?  One that tastes good and has minimal added ingredients (besides almonds and water).  Thanks!

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My daughter cannot eat cane sugar. I also choose to stay away from carageenan because it can be an intestinal irritant. There are only two almond milks I can find without those products: Silk unsweetened which is sold in the refrigerator section of most grocery stores. Also Trader Joe's has a vanilla almond milk in their refrigerator section. 

 

You could make your own almond milk. http://vegetarian.about.com/od/rawfoodsrecipes/r/almondmilk.htm I haven't tried that recipe, I've just heard almond milk with dates might be better than homemade almond milk without dates. I've heard some people add calcium, B12, etc. to homemade almond milk, but I don't know how they do it.


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our toddlers drink Silk almond milk (unsweetened) & love it.


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FYI my dad just sent me a link yesterday also warning about carageenan. It said its actually a tumor promotor, I don't have the link handy but can dig it up if anyone's interested. I personally love TJ's unsweetened vanilla almond milk. I started it during the no sugar crackdown of Thrushfest 2011 but loved it so much that's all I drink now.
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I don't think I've tried a brand I didn't like.  We nearly always buy Whole Foods/365 brand unsweetened almond milk, because it is cheaper than most of the others and organic on top of that.  We love it.  We have also enjoyed Blue Diamond and Silk Almond.  So Delicious is coming out with a protein-enriched almond milk that I am enthused to try, because the protein is pea protein, not soy;  I haven't seen it in my local stores yet, though.

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I use Blue Diamond, Whole Foods and Silk.

 

Silk and WF has a thicker consistency than BD. I would taste test a few and see which one you like best. None of them have too many added ingredients. I think Blue Diamond may have the least....


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I've tried a lot of different brands but I usually end up going back to Blue Diamond.


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our toddlers drink Silk almond milk (unsweetened) & love it.


Toddlers need lots of calories and milk. I assume there getting it somewhere else (since Silk almond milk is low in both.)


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our toddlers drink Silk almond milk (unsweetened) & love it.


Toddlers need lots of calories and milk. I assume there getting it somewhere else (since Silk almond milk is low in both.)


I would assume that her children's entire diet does not solely consist of almond milk.

 


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I would assume that her children's entire diet does not solely consist of almond milk.

 


But tact is a good way of discussing sensitive subjects.

 


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You could make your own almond milk- it's really tasty!  1 cup almonds blended with 4 cups water- strain through cheesecloth.  You could sweeten however you want, add vitamin supplements, flavor with vanilla, etc.....

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Another vote for Blue Diamond. 

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