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soy milk vs. almond milk

Commented on March 23, 2014
Created March 21, 2014 at 1:55 AM

I love chocolate soy milk but I'm not sure if it's paleo or not...what are the pros and cons of soy milk and almond milk...I don't drink that much but I find that a small glass at night helps stave off any hunger pangs I might have and keeps me from binging on something worse...thanks...

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on March 23, 2014
at 12:37 PM

Not all soy is garbage... I would say hatcho miso for example is a useful food in context.

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on March 21, 2014
at 08:08 PM

Cool, glad to have inspired you to experiment with this chocolate milk alternative. Another tip, If you have vanilla extract or a dash of cinnamon, it might make the flavor even nicer in the presence of chocolate. The egg yolk does have a decent amount of lecithin which is why it bring the fats together with the water, thereby providing a silkier mouth feel (hence why they "join the party better"). Egg whites on the other hand, being primarily protein, tend to be more inclined to mix with water as its proteins are quite hydrophillic

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on March 21, 2014
at 07:44 PM

of course if you are looking for man-boobs soy-milk it up...

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on March 21, 2014
at 07:43 PM

I like this. I am going to experiment with it. My history with egg whites is that they tend to remain separate whereas the yolks join the party better.

As for the "eggy" flavor -- I've never found raw yolks to be too eggy -- of course I like "eggy" flavor, so I am pretty biased.

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on March 21, 2014
at 02:23 PM

The reason for the egg white is that once dissolved in an aqueous medium, the egg white proteins give the liquid a richer texture similar to milk and also allow for frothiness to develop, without imparting any flavor on the drink. The egg yolk would impart a strong "eggy" flavor, which might be undesirable if the flavor of chocolate milk is desired, even though it might be nutritionally beneficial. Nothing against egg yolks, I love them, but in this case they're better left out. It can also be done with almond butter instead of almonds and 1 teaspoon plain gelatin instead of egg white.

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on March 21, 2014
at 02:10 PM

or rather chocolate almond milk. Why the white and not the yolk? This recipe sounds good with a couple of yolks rather than the whites....

Also, if you do this on a regular basis, some decent almond butter instead of the eggs will give you the thickness without the risk (or a reduced risk) of salmonella.

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on March 21, 2014
at 01:20 PM

1 glass of water, a handful of almonds, two spoonfuls of baking chocolate powder, 1 egg white (disclaimer, because I don't want to get sued: raw eggs might have salmonella if not pasteurized) and (optionally for sweetness) some stevia. Blend together well and you have chocolate "milk".

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on March 21, 2014
at 02:10 PM

or rather chocolate almond milk. Why the white and not the yolk? This recipe sounds good with a couple of yolks rather than the whites....

Also, if you do this on a regular basis, some decent almond butter instead of the eggs will give you the thickness without the risk (or a reduced risk) of salmonella.

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on March 21, 2014
at 10:16 AM

I'd avoid both in favor of coconut milk, though of the two almond milk is much better, and soy should be avoided at all costs due to, it's estrogenic compounds as well as its trypsin inhibitors; not to mention all the pesticide residue on the GMO versions, plus the whole voting with your dollars thing. I don't want my money going to MonSatan, do you?

When you hear soak/sprout and roast nuts, what do you do with the water? You throw it away. Why? Because that's where any of the antinutrients are.

How do you make almond milk? You soak the water and blend it and filter out the solids. n=1 and all that, but I tried this method and got sick from almond milk - both commercial and home made. But I have zero reaction to roasted almonds.

So tl;dr - coconut milk for the win, unless you've got some allergy or sensitivity to it. And be careful of the refrigerated version that has thickeners such as carageenan, or other crap in it. Try to find a canned version you like that's not in BPA cans and doesn't have too much preservative.

Or if you can handle grassfed/organic heavy cream, do that instead, or even a slice of grassfed butter.

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on March 21, 2014
at 07:44 PM

of course if you are looking for man-boobs soy-milk it up...

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on March 21, 2014
at 05:47 AM

Soy is not paleo. Soy is not healthy. Soy mimics estrogen in your body. Between the two. Almond milk is the clear with winner. However. Raw milk is even better.

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on March 21, 2014
at 02:11 AM

Soy is garbage, particularly the soy products Westerners eat. Real dairy is better than any plant "milk" if you're not allergic or intolerant.

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on March 23, 2014
at 12:37 PM

Not all soy is garbage... I would say hatcho miso for example is a useful food in context.

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