Plant-based beverages are surging in popularity, as consumers demand more alternatives to dairy, whether that be due to an ethical choice, an allergy or a preference. Plants are now officially cool. Almond, soy and cashew are the most popular. While cashew milk (or mylk, as it is often referred to) tastes like, well, nuts, soy milk is gummy and thick.
On the other hand, almond milk most closely resembles cow’s milk in appearance and texture. Creamy and smooth, with a hint of a nutty taste, almond milk is taking the world by storm. If you have gotten on board the almond milk train, you may have found that its neutral flavor could be the right addition to many recipes, but, where to start? Check out this recipe roundup of delicious and easy dishes to make. Some of these ideas are vegan as well. Take a look, and then take your knowledge to the kitchen.
Chia pudding makes a delightfully healthy breakfast. Chia seeds, almond milk, maple syrup and vanilla are chilled and ready to eat. Top with nuts, berries, granola or whatever strikes your fancy. We recommend strawberries and blueberries.
Are you in the mood for some creamy, filling and delicious pasta? This vegan recipe is super simple to make. Almond milk, shallots, garlic and herbs add some flavor to the sauce. Use your favorite vegan pasta and be prepared to be amazed. This dish goes well with vegetables and some crusty bread. Dig in!
Almond milk, raw cacao powder, maple syrup and a pinch of salt are combined to make one warm drink. Warm the milk before adding the rest. Stir quickly, to incorporate before it cools. Top it off with some dark chocolate shavings or coconut whipped cream if you are feeling fancy.
Creamy, thick and slightly tart, this almond milk yogurt is a must for those who have ditched plain dairy yogurt in pursuit of something different. Be warned that this recipe calls for some specialty ingredients, including agar agar, locust bean gum and yogurt starter, but we think that once you make it once, you will be turning to this recipe again and again, so no big deal.
Gather all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, chocolate chips, sugar, butter, eggs and almond milk, and prepare to make some magic. Or, muffin magic, that is. Bake for 18 or 19 minutes, until the tops are a soft golden brown and the dough is cooked through. Top with butter or chocolate spread for an extra chocolate-y version.
Add frozen bananas and mixed berries to a blender. Blend, and then add almond milk and protein powder. Top with your favorites: coconut, chia seeds, nut butter or something else. Homemade granola also works well for a satisfying crunch.
This warm, comforting and filling recipe is an ideal way to start the day. Banana, almond milk, honey and cinnamon bring the classic oatmeal a step up. If you like thicker oatmeal, add less almond milk and cook for 3-5 minutes longer than listed.
Soak and then blend raw almonds before adding maple syrup and vanilla. With some patience, you can make coffee creamer that rivals any store or coffee house version. For a fun gift idea, give some to a friend alongside their favorite blend of beans.
This smooth pudding gets its flavor from real pure vanilla extract. Top with nuts and berries, or just enjoy it plain. It is best enjoyed when you want something sweet to cleanse the palate after a meal. Also goes well in lunches!
Almonds, almond milk, fruit, honey and oats makes the ideal smoothie. Colorful and bright, it is the right post-workout or early morning drink. Cheers!
Spinach, peppers, asparagus and onions are mixed with eggs and spices before being placed in a crispy pie crust. Upon baking, serve with a fruit salad, and, you guessed it, almond milk. A quiche of this standard makes a beautiful brunch centerpiece.
The next time you are looking for something to make, check out these easy recipes with almond milk. It is great for drinking and cooking!
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