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Almond Milk=low carb
2 years ago  ::  Dec 11, 2012 - 10:07AM #27
yourfriendmo11@aol.com
Posts: 22

Thanks for that information, going to try that. What is a PH diet? Never heard of that.Cool

2 years ago  ::  Dec 11, 2012 - 8:26AM #26
dkashefska
Posts: 7
type2
I am a type 2 diabetic.  One year ago I discovered a new lifestyle of eating. One of the goals of this lifestyle was to cut way back on all dairy, butter,milk, cottage cheese, cream, etc. One of the things they suggested was to use almond milk as a substitute for milk.  This cut down on the carbs and added some protein to my every morning cereal  yes, I can eat a full serving of oat cereal (either oatmeal or steel cut oats) at my breakfast without worrying about the terrible spike I would get. I added almond milk, a tablespoon of almond butter ( for added calories of good fats and protein) and made sure I did not eat a fruit or drink fruit juice at that time. My fruit came either 1 hour the meal or if I didn't have time I would eat the fruit as my mid morning snack.  I found this information in 2 different books written about the eating lifestyle called the PH diet (they don't like the word diet cause diets do not work). It sounded logical to substitute a nut milk to my meals because us humans are the only specie to drink another animals milk . Incidentally, I am now off all meds and insulin since changing my lifestyle of eating. Little changes in our ways of eating makes a great difference in how we can feel and live our lives.
2 years ago  ::  Jul 10, 2012 - 2:54PM #25
dkashefska
Posts: 7
type2

For those of you worrying about blood sugar spikes, simply add a little almond butter (1/2 to 1 tbs) or whey protein to your breakfast cereal or other higher carb breakfast and that will absolutly stop the spiking! They add the necessary protein and fats to slow the production of the chemicals that inhibit insulin production Also I have found that it helps a lot to eat your fruit 1/2 hr to 1 hr prior to or after your high starch whole grain cereals  as they also react together eaten at the same time to produce a quicker carb response to your body! This advice is from the book by Dr. Brown on the acid/alkaline diet.

3 years ago  ::  Oct 13, 2011 - 12:12PM #24
promelas
Posts: 36
type2

Here's another low-carb milk option, diabetescommunity.dlife.com/go/thread/vi...

5 years ago  ::  Oct 25, 2009 - 11:39AM #23
Ann
Posts: 290
On the subject of custards made with almond breeze...I made a quiche using 2 cups of almond milk with 4 eggs. It seems fine except as it cooled it separated letting off some water. Kind of like egg white omelettes do sometimes only more. I am going to try it with extra egg and maybe some cornstarch. Anyway, after I poured off the water the custard was very good and creamy. I made a green chili and turkey quiche with jalapeno jack almond cheese. No crust by the way. I'm working on a shredded sweet potato crust right now. We'll see how it goes.
5 years ago  ::  Oct 24, 2009 - 8:22PM #22
Angela
Posts: 1,995
OMG Chef I so miss creme brule. You're gonna post it here when you refine it right? Wink
5 years ago  ::  Oct 24, 2009 - 7:06PM #21
Jane
Posts: 2
Instead of having yogurt, fruit & almond milk for breakfast, have yogurt mixed with cottage cheese, fruit & almond milk. You need some protein with your carbs so they're absorbed slower, and cottage cheese has either very little or no carbs (can't remember which). Just use 1/2 the amount of yogurt & add the rest cottage cheese. When I have oatmeal or cereal, I add walnuts, flax seeds & chia seeds (1 tablespoon each to 1/2 cup oatmeal or 15 carbs of cereal) with my milk, and have no problems. You could also eat an egg or a piece of meat with your usual breakfast.
5 years ago  ::  Oct 20, 2009 - 10:32PM #20
Barbara
Posts: 238

Good morning goodwitch (love that name!)

I'm using the unsweetened, but the yogurt has 9g of carb, the strawberries 2g and the milk 2g. Because my morning number has been higher than I would like I try not to have any carbs for breakfast.

So having it as my first snack is fine because it's within the 15g snack limit I'm giving myself.

Cheers.


I finally found the right stuff in Whole Foods Market on my last trip. It seems my local grocery store only has the sweetened version and the carbs were definitely high. Anyway, I found the chocolate almond breeze, unsweetened, and am just drooling with anticipation of the things I am going to try and create! So far, I have a chocolate almond creme brule on my mind with a burnt agave top! Woohoo! That's just for starters! If it freezes, I will be trying to make an ice cream or sorbet with it also. I think there are definite possibilities here! I think that if it is used in a dessert with other flavors the almond taste may be toned down a little bit to make it more enjoyable. I'll let you all know when and if I come up with any successes! I will be posting them for my Christmas Dessert menu on my blog and here! Thanks for the tip about Almond Breeze. I have never given it a look in the store before and now am very excited about the possibilities it holds! Smile

5 years ago  ::  Oct 17, 2009 - 7:46AM #19
Angela
Posts: 1,995
Good morning goodwitch (love that name!)

I'm using the unsweetened, but the yogurt has 9g of carb, the strawberries 2g and the milk 2g. Because my morning number has been higher than I would like I try not to have any carbs for breakfast.

So having it as my first snack is fine because it's within the 15g snack limit I'm giving myself.

Cheers.
5 years ago  ::  Oct 17, 2009 - 6:49AM #18
Margo
Posts: 14
Mornin' Jumpnfool...I have never been a big milk drinker of any kind (unless it had lots of sweet chocolate syrup)so, I just use the Almond Breeze on my cereal and in recipes...For me it works better than soymilk...You said you tried it with your yogurt and fruit, but, the carb count was to high...Are you using the sweetened or unsweetened?...The unsweetened has only 2 carbs per 8oz....If I need more sweetness, I just toss in some Splenda...I'm thankful to say it works for me...I'm always tweeking high-fat, high-carb recipes that I can enjoy without messing up my numbers and, I'm really happy to be able to go low-carb with good results...It's always a challange, but, keep trying...Have a great day...=^..^=
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