It may not come from something that moos, but we still call it milk. Almond milk and other nut milks — such as those made from coconut, hazelnuts, pecans and even Brazil nuts are available in almost every store and are gaining more and more popularity.
However, will switching to a plant based milk really benefit your skin, and if so, how? Its been proven that What we put into our bodies will affect our skin so here are some tips.
Acne can often be triggered by hormonal changes in our bodies, and that is something that animal milk is known for. All cow’s milk, including organic cow’s milk and especially skim milk, contains insulin-spiking hormone triggers that can lead to acne. So, drinking milk can set off a chain reaction that leads to breakouts. Milk contains hormones and when the hormones in milk react with your own body’s cocktail of testosterone and hormones, your sebum production skyrockets. Hormonal acne usually appears around the jawline, chin, and cheeks. Not to mention, cows milk is full of Growth hormones which are meant to fatten up baby calves.
Switching to a substitute such as almond milk may give you a noticeable improvement in your skin and can result in weight loss.
Yes, you can still enjoy your morning coffee and even delicious ice creams. I will leave below my favorite go to vegan ice cream recipe.
I would recommend switching to Almond milk,
Almond milk is especially beneficial for skin, hair, and nails. The amount of protein delivered by the food is fairly small, at only one gram per serving, but zinc can help keep skin clear and free of blemishes. Almonds are rich in vitamin E, which is required for protecting skin against damage from the harsh rays of the sun. Vitamin E is one of the many antioxidants found in almond milk that can help trap free radicals that may result in cancer.
While I love the convenience of store-bought almond milk, sometimes it’s fun and even healthier to make it from home with only a few ingredients.
Almond milk recipe :
Making homemade almond milk starts with soaking almonds overnight in cool water.
The water is then drained and the almonds are added to a blender along with fresh water, and any additional add-ins (such as dates for sweetness or vanilla, cacao powder, or berries for flavor variations).
After blending the mixture for 1-2 minutes, the milk is poured through a nut milk bag into a mixing bowl. And then squeezed to extract all of the liquid.
- 1 cup raw almonds (soaked overnight in cool water // or 1-2 hours in very hot water)
- 5 cups filtered water (less to thicken, more to thin)
- 1 whole date (optional // pitted // or other sweetener of choice // omit for unsweetened)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional // or sub 1 vanilla bean, scraped per 1 tsp extract // omit for plain)
Its as simple as that!
Almonds are packed full of nutrients and can be used in just about anything, its good for cooking, baking, and drinking.
Here is my favorite vegan chocolate ice cream recipe that only takes 3 ingredients to make.
Depending on how thick you would like your ice cream to be, you could add more or less almond milk to your blender.
If you are struggling with acne, try switching to a plant-based milk such as almond milk, a super-food for your skin and reap all the benefits.