Whether or not you can drink almond milk while on a paleo diet can depend on your personal ethics and your health. Luckily, there are a few options available for you.
First of all, there are many different brands of almond milk on the market. However, most of them are not Paleo. This means that they contain processed ingredients.
One of the most common additives to look out for is carrageenan. It is especially prevalent in non-dairy milks. This ingredient is linked to a variety of health issues, including digestive tract inflammation. It’s best to avoid almond milk that contains this additive.
Another ingredient you should avoid is guar gum. It’s usually found in most commercial almond milks, but can cause digestive problems.
You can make homemade almond milk instead of purchasing it. Unlike store-bought almond milk, homemade almond milk contains only water and organic raw almonds. You can then sweeten it with honey or maple syrup.
In general, you shouldn’t use store-bought almond milk on a paleo diet. The reason is that it is likely to contain additives, preservatives, and sugar. You should also check the manufacturing process.
You can find paleo-friendly versions of other nut milks in the grocery store. You can make them at home with a simple recipe. Some recipes call for a nut bag, which you can use to strain the almond pulp. Alternatively, you can use a clean dish cloth.
To make almond milk, you’ll need a blender. You’ll need to soak the almonds for a few hours. After that, you’ll strain the pulp and blend it with water. Then you can use the milk in your favorite recipes.