Almond milk is keto-friendly since it is very low in net carbohydrates. You want to make sure you get the unsweetened almond milk as it only has 2 net carbs per serving. The sweetened version is a different story and is something that you should avoid if you’re trying to stick to a ketogenic diet.
Almond Milk Nutrition Facts
Almond milk is rich in many nutrients that are essential for our well-being. One of the most important nutrients it has is vitamin E, which helps to reduce inflammation in the body and is also responsible for fertility. The milk is also high in potassium which helps promote muscle growth and digestion. It’s a good source of calcium, magnesium, zinc and antioxidants. The unsweetened version is good for making keto-friendly homemade treats like cheesecake and low carb pudding.
Keto Almond Milk Recipes
Keto Almond Milk Cheesecake
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup of pureed pumpkin
7 oz. of mascarpone cheese
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
Zest from one lemon
Topping: chopped almonds and ground cinnamon
Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Add the almond milk, eggs, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, and lemon zest to a blender and pulse until they are well combined. Pour the mixture into an 8 inch round cake pan that has been lined with parchment paper for easy removal after baking. Place on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the center is set. Do not over bake or it may dry out. Allow it to cool completely before adding the toppings and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Keto Almond Milk Pudding
3/4 cup of almond milk
1/2 cup of ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of sugar-free vanilla syrup
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
Combine the ricotta cheese, almond milk and sugar-free vanilla syrup in a medium sized bowl. Add the vanilla extract and cinnamon and mix well. Place it in the refrigerator for 1 hour or until it is chilled through. Top with your favorite keto-friendly toppings such as nuts, peanut butter or sugar-free chocolate sauce.
Keto Almond Milk Smoothie
-1 cup almond milk
-1 teaspoon chocolate protein powder
-1 tablespoon almond butter or peanut butter if you don’t have almond butter
-“small” banana, frozen or fresh
Whichever recipe you decide to make using Almond Milk, make sure that it does not have any added sugars! The best thing about this milk is that you can always sweeten it yourself at home. You do not want any additional carbs when on a ketogenic diet so consume this in moderation if you’re to stick to that lifestyle.
Find out if your favorite foods are allowed on the ketogenic diet on our Is It Keto page!