Almond milk drinkers, I have a question for you!!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Ok, I REALLY prefer coconut milk to almond milk, but here is my dilemma - My protein/electrolytes are low, so I always get the protein/calcium fortified version of the lactose free milk options - coconut milk (I use the Coconut Dream brand) has a 3x the calcium/protein, which I find delicious. However, they don't make an unsweetened (which is different than no sugar added!) version, so it comes in at 80 calories a cup. I recently saw an almond milk (Silk, I believe?) that is a whopping 5x the protein AND is unsweetened, so it comes in at 40 calories a cup! I find it delicious. It tastes like slightly flavored water, but has a lot of protein! My problem - I make hot chocolate/carob with these "milks" and the 5x the protein almond milk curdles when heated! FAIL! Is this because it is the almond milk, or is it just the 5x the protein version? I recently bought almond coconut milk (sounds delicious!) and I'm afraid to make a hot drink with it in case the almond in it causes it to curdle.
Any suggestions? Words from the wise?
If only there was a 3x the calcium/protein coconut milk that was unsweetened :(