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5 Astounding Health Benefits of Almond Milk

Eliminating milk as part of our morning beverage and dairy products has been difficult for us at first. But thankfully, there are alternative type of milks that can be used as substitute that are also way healthier meeting our calcium requirements and aids in weight loss contrary to dairy products. One of the best healthy foods we substitute over dairy products is the almond milk.

almond milk

Almond milk may be dairy-free and contains less calcium, but it contains nutrients and vitamins our body can greatly benefit into. For one, almond milk is a healthy fat richer in omega-3 that aids in weight loss, among others.

In this blog post, you’re about to find out why you should incorporate almond milk to your diet. Here are the top 5 astounding benefits you get from drinking this healthy milk.

1. It helps lower down blood pressure

Almond milk contains the exact same amounts of minerals and vitamins you can find in soy and dairy products. It contains vitamin D and phosphorous that helps promote blood flow circulation and frees the blockage and clog in your veins that cause blood pressure.

What’s great about almond milk is it is naturally soy-free and lactose-free. So it’s safe to consume whether you have an intolerance problem or not.

2. It Lowers Down Your Risk to Heart Disease

It has no cholesterol, sodium, and saturated fats that helps decrease inflammation throughout your body. The omega-3 fatty acids found in almond milk decrease triglycerides (that can damage blood vessels and lead to heart disease and stroke). Aside from that, it contains potassium and magnesium that are good for your brain.

3. It Promotes Bone Growth

Almond milk may not offer much calcium as dairy products do, but it does offer at least 30 percent of your recommended daily intake. Calcium, along with its vitamin D reduces your risk of arthritis and osteoporosis. These two vitamins are known to promote healthy bones and teeth formation.

4. It keeps your skin’s glow

Almond milk contains about 50% of vitamin E and antioxidants that protects your skin from sun’s damage. It also repairs your damaged skin to maintain your natural, youthful glow.

5. It Does Not Impact Your Blood Sugar Level

Lastly, raw, unprocessed, almond milk is very low in carbs and sugar. That’s why we recommend buying this one as it does not spike your blood sugar level. Unlike dairy products that contain lactose (milk’s natural sugar) that contribute to weight gain. Because it is low-glycemic in nature, your body will use the carbs for energy rather than storing them as fats.

organic almond milk

Have you tried incorporating almond milk (in Phase 3) in your fast metabolism diet plan? If not, we hope the information we shared will shed some light and hesitation from drinking this healthy food. You can purchase it here.

Coconut Milk – Phase 3

coconut milk
  • Beverage made from coconut cream
  • Non-dairy, perfect healthy replacement for milk
  • Enriched with Vitamins A, D, E, and B12 and calcium
  • Shelf-stable packaging for long-lasting freshness
  • All natural with no GMOs, artificial ingredients, or preservatives

Rice Milk – Phase 1

rice milk
  • Made from organic, partially milled brown rice
  • Non-dairy beverage, perfect healthy replacement for milk
  • Dairy free, lactose free, gluten free
  • No artificial ingredients or preservatives and packaged in aseptic cartons
  • USDA certified organic, no GMOs, Kosher certified

Hemp Milk – Phase 3

hemp milk
  • Pack of twelve, 32-ounces per container (total of 384 ounces)
  • Made from hemp seeds
  • Creamy non diary beverage
  • Good source of vitamins and calcium
  • Perfect for cereal or coffee

Cashew Milk – Phase 3

  • Organic, Raw, Vegan, Complete Protein
  • Loaded with Omega 3’s, Fiber, Magnesium, Vitamin C and Zinc
  • Ready in 60 seconds and makes over 40 oz of fresh cashew hemp milk

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Vanilla Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Vanilla Oatmeal

This recipe is best made during the night time or before you go to bed. Waking up with a rich nutrient, and at the same time, a taste bud favorite steel cut oatmeal for breakfast, which is totally a must have for you in the Phase 1 Fast Metabolism diet.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups organic steel cut oats
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cups rice milk
  • 1/3 cup stevia or Birch xylitol
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Directions:

  1. In a slow cooker, cook the steel cut oats submerged with 8 cups of water for about 7-8 hours.
  2. Sprinkle salt and stevia or Birch xylitol.
  3. Accentuate flavor with vanilla extract and ground cinnamon.
  4. Freeze it overnight. If you are cooking during the day, no need to put in the freezer.
  5. Let it defrost before eating.
  6. To add a creamy texture, rice milk is a suitable addition.

Quinoa Berry Bowl

Quinoa Berry Bowl

Having problems with cereal breakfast that does not satisfy you and leave your stomach bloated? Then this recipe is for you. Quinoa Berry Bowl is good for someone who is trying to achieve a high protein diet, healthy fat, and fiber in the Phase 1 of the Fast Metabolism Diet Program. This dish is particularly very convenient for individuals who need to wake up early for work and other important activities since it is easy to prepare and doesn’t consume much of your time.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup (175 to 250 mL) cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup (125 mL) strawberries, chopped
  • ¾ cup (175 mL) rice milk

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a bowl of any size, mix the cooked quinoa and berries and stir.
  2. Pour the milk on top of the mixture. Serve and enjoy.

Creamy Coconut Lime Chicken Breasts

Are you getting bored with your standard plain old chicken for your Phase 3 recipe? Then this coconut recipe is for you.  A whole 30 approved dish that is dairy free and gluten free. These mouth watering, creamy coconut chicken breasts with a hint of lime makes this dish a favorite of the whole family.

Coconut lime chicken breast

Ingredients

 

  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts, about 1 1/2 pounds
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 whole red chili chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup organic chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons of lime juice about 1 large lime
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red chili flakes
  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk

 

Instructions

 

  • To cook the chicken evenly and tenderly, place the chicken breasts between two pieces of plastic cling wrap and pound them.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on each side of the chicken.
  • Over medium-high heat on the stove, melt the coconut oil in a large skillet
  • Add the chicken breasts and cook each side for about 5 to 7 minutes or until color brown on each side. Remove the chicken from the skillet and let it sit on a plate. The chicken doesn’t need to be fully cooked yet as it will be recooked.
  • On the same skillet, add the chopped onion and sauté for a couple of minutes until it softens. Add the chili pepper (optional) and sauté for another minute.
  • Add all the lime juice, chicken stock, chili flakes, and cilantro into the same skillet. Let it boil and reduce the heat to simmer for five minutes. Gradually pour the coconut milk and let it simmer for another five minutes. As soon as the sauce thickens, reduce it down to a simmer.
  • Put the chicken back to the skillet and then cover. Cook it for about 5 to 10 minutes or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  • Serve with rice or cauliflower rice with sauce on top.
  • Add sprinkles of cilantro & chilies. Enjoy!

 

 

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