WHY I LITERALLY LOVE ALMOND COW
One of the best presents I got from my husband was our Almond Cow! It has paid for itself time and time again as we go through plant-based milk products weekly. Since we use nut milk and nut milk creamer every day it was honestly the perfect kitchen gadget that I didn’t know I needed at the time.
As I did more research into the traditional almond milk brands I bought at the store, I was disgusted by all of the additives, excess sugar, and harmful thickeners that are added. Not to mention store-bought almond milk typically contains just 6 almonds in the entire jug. After doing my own research, it made me feel even more motivated to never buy store- bought milk again and enjoy the health, sustainability, and cost benefits from Almond Cow!
♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
10 REASONS WHY YOU NEED AN
♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
1. You Control the Ingredients
Let's start at the basics. Ingredients!!! No sugar, no additives. no xanthan gum and dairy free!! Yes please. You control every ingredient going into your body. Almonds, Oats, Cashews, Water, Salt, Vanilla, Dates, etc. No hidden junk. Ok so here is how I do it. I batch my almond milk and nut creamer weekly so I can keep up with a healthy diet while working full-time.
Thankfully, I’ve found that you don’t have to sacrifice taste for the health benefits that come from making your own nut milk from scratch! My secret is to add a splash of vanilla, two pitted dates and/or maple syrup in my coffee creamer and almond milk recipes. One cup of ingredients can make 5-6 cups per batch, which is much more than you get with your average carton of shelf milk.
Lower your carbon footprint by making the swap to plant-based milk! It’s been shown that plant- based milks are an environmentally friendly option because they use up less resources, like farmland and water, and produce fewer greenhouse gases during production than their alternatives.
Homemade alt-milk is all about reducing and reusing. You only need a few simple things to make your own alt-milk, all of which will last you a long time and can be used over and over.
Reusable bags for buying bulk ingredients
Glass jugs or bottles for milk storage
Almond Cow, the ultimate reusable plant-based milk maker - designed specifically to make the process simple, easy, and eco-friendly.
Switching to plant-based milk with Almond Cow helps reduce the amount of greenhouse gases entering the environment.
You’re also saving energy to actually make your milk.
The Almond Cow even uses a cold blend cycling system, which takes very little energy to make a cup of milk (0.01 kWh). That’s less energy than it takes to charge a regular smartphone!
3. It's SOO Easy to Use
It is so easy and quick to make with the Almond Cow Milk Maker and clean up afterward. There is no waste either, as even the leftover pulp can be made into tasty recipes such as muffins, cream cheese, a unique twist on oatmeal, or even a date-night burger!
4. Low in Sugar
Let's be honest, we could all pull back on the sugar intake. You control all of the sugar added to your Almond Cow products. Side note: unknown to many consumers (this was me included) many almond milk brands add sugar to their products. And the sugar is most likely significantly MORE than you think. Check those seemingly healthy labels!
♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
Let's go!!! Milk. Beverages. Pulp. Mocha Creamer. Shakes Soup The recipes are endless. You can make plant-based milk, get creative with the nut and seed pulp leftovers, make amazing cocktails, cozy hot drinks, a dd cashews and cacao powder in the filter basket, etc.
My Custom Almond Milk Recipe:
Almonds (1 Cup)
Water (To fill line)
2 dates (pitted)
My Custom Coffee Creamer Recipe:
Cashews (1 cup)
Maple Syrup (Splash in Water Section) -Vanilla (Splash)
2 dates (Pitted)
I use cashews, a few almonds, two dates (without pits), pinch of salt, and put a splash of maple syrup in the section that holds water for my creamer. NO additives, stabilizers, gum or crazy crap like there is in the store-brought brands! You will loveeee the naturally slightly sweet taste that the dates provide.
6. Naturally Lactose-Free
For anyone struggling with GI issues like your gal over here, this is literally a god send. Dairy + Tori is not a great equation. This has helped make plant-based products (lactose free) free and clear of gas / bloating / pain / I'll spare you the details here.
If you are vegan, this appliance is a MUST in your household. It is making all of your vegan recipes so much easier and rich. Not to mention the creativity Almond Cow offers in their Vegan recipe blog sections. Vegan: Shortbread Cookies. Herb cheese, Strawberry Shortcake, Butter, Eggnog, Ice cream, Blue Velvet Cupcakes, Alfredo Pasta. Mac N Cheese, Date Night burger, Chocolate Sandwich cookies, Stuffing, Sweet potato casserole, biscuits, broccoli cheddar soup, mashed potatoes, cinnamon rolls, cashew butter cookies, berry oat bars, cornbread, Bloody Mary, vanilla cookies, avocado cilantro dressing, etc.
♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
8. Very Easy to Incorporate into Your Normal Diet
Making the switch from store-bought to homemade plant-based milk used to be an intimidating process for me. Fortunately, Almond Cow is dedicated to making homemade plant-based milk hassle-free and provides everything you need to create it. With Almond Cow, you can make plant-based milk from any nut, seed, or grain in just minutes. Keep it classic or drink outside- the-box. Or just throw a combo of everything in there! The options are endless and the process stays the same. Simply choose and add your ingredients, push start, pour and enjoy your milk. No time-consuming straining or messy cleanup required. Get started with Almond Cow and take part in the fight for environmental change, one jug at a time.
9. Cheaper and More Sustainable in the Long Run!
Our almond cow paid for itself in 3 months. Between milk, shakes, coffee creamer, and various recipes, we easily made our money back. And now, I think about the cartons we are saving, the plastic we aren't consuming or discarding, supporting farmers in their whole fruit production (almonds, cashews, oats, dates, etc). We purchase our nuts/seeds/oats in bulk at sprouts, whole foods, save mart etc.
10. Saving the Environment & Supporting Farmers
The problem with plastic. Did you know...the average household uses 144 plastic cartons every year. That’s an estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic polluting our oceans. What if there was a better way for the planet & your health? Not to mention, 1,500,000+ Estimated number of single use plastics that never went into production. Thousands of families have made our planet cleaner by switching to making homemade milk.
In addition, purchasing whole fruits / seeds / nuts supports our farming industry. Speaking as a farmers daughter, I am very passionate about this. Unknown to many, juicing of produce lowers support to farmers! When you opt to purchase whole foods, you are supporting growers and the produce industry in a very meaningful way. Purchasing your foods in bulk at Sprouts, Whole Foods, Smart & Final, is HUGE for our farming community.
♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
HOT MILK-MAKING TIPS!
When you go to make your plant-based milk with the Almond Cow, make sure the basket is securely tightened. our basket has come apart when we didn’t fasten it securely. It’s no fun to clean up when that happens!
Push the cute cow button on the top to start mixing your milk! Unplug the machine, and pop the top off for a quick peak at how frothy and delicious it looks in just a minute’s time. Seriously anyone can make consistently delicious milk with this machine!
After being in the fridge for awhile, the water separates from the nuts since there are no crazy additives. Quickly shake to combine again and then pour!
If you’ve been drinking plant-based milk for awhile or are considering making the swap - DO IT! You will be so glad you did! If you want more insp, check out Almond Cow’s website here to learn more, view recipes, and shop their product line!
You can use my Almond Cow: Code: Tori at checkout for $15 off your order. Get ready for a glow up sustainable summer with me XO
Tori Meskin BSN RNC-NIC. Nurse. Blogger. Podcaster. Tori has been a clinician since 2012, works in acute care/inpatient NICU & Pediatric settings in southern California. She is a blogger, podcaster, NICU & Pediatric Critical Care RN, Sponsored Capella University MSN student, a Barco Uniforms Ambassador & Brave beginnings Ambassador. She has obtained her National NICU Nurse Certification (RNC-NIC) & has previously worked as a travel nurse, pursuing bedside experiences in several NICU settings. Follow her as she shares her NICU journey married life & juggles work, school, content creation, & brings you top notch Tips & Tricks along the way. Find her at www.tipsfromtori.com or email@example.com