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Almond milk

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Charisma_1630, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Charisma_1630

    Charisma_1630 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I just bought some unsweetened almond milk. It says 0.1g carb per 100g. Just wanted to check before I try it. Should really affect my sugars should it?
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    At that level it certainly won't.
     
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  3. paul-1976

    paul-1976 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It'll be fine at that level of total carbs-don't worry :)
     
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  4. Charisma_1630

    Charisma_1630 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yay! Thanks for reply :)
     
  5. Riri

    Riri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I use it on my all bran in the morning - lush. I also use it with green and black cocoa powder and I do up a really gorgeous hot chocolate sprinkled with cinnamon. Really good stuff.
     
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    richard256 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    HI,SOUNDS GOOD IM OFF TO SAINSBOS FOR THE INGREDIENTS IN THE MORNING.RICHARD
     
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  7. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    I have been drinking this before I was a db I love it....it makes a good cheese sauce as well x
     
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  8. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Sorry I am t2 not 1 did not see the thread heading x
     
  9. Riri

    Riri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry about it Kat100 :)
     
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  10. ElyDave

    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I use the same stuff in my porridge, never bother counting it.

    The "original" by contrast is icky sweet and has about 5g per 100ml if I remember
     
  11. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Kat100, I'm a T2 and I drink/use it as well! Since it's something many of might use, I don't see why your comment shouldn't be relevant. :cat::cat:

    Robbity
     
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  12. Beachbag

    Beachbag Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    :) I use it every day( the unsweetened one) and it has no effect on my BGs...try it and test 2hrs later.
     
  13. Charisma_1630

    Charisma_1630 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well I tasted it and actually found it gross!! But someone else has suggested I try it on my porridge in the morning, atleast that way I can use it up!
     
  14. Beachbag

    Beachbag Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    :) The first time I tasted it I too thought it was gross , however, it's grown on me and although it's no good as a milk substitute in tea or coffee it's great for everything else. Give it a go ;)
     
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  15. paul-1976

    paul-1976 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If you're not keen on the Almond milk but are looking for a lower carb alternative then I'd recommend Lactofree milk as that tastes just like regular milk IMO:)
     
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  16. Beachbag

    Beachbag Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've not tried that Paul. Is it ok in tea?
     
  17. paul-1976

    paul-1976 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I can't tell the difference in tea and coffee from regular milk:)(I buy the the Arla Lactofree whole milk) The only slight downside is it is dearer than regular milk.
     
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  18. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I got the Alpro sugar free mainly as I was desperate to have something in my (decaf) coffee and at first it really tasted far too rich and almost greasy :***: as I've been previously using skimmed milk for years. It's a better now as I'm getting more used to it, but it is useful for other things too where I don't notice the rich taste so much.

    Robbity
     
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    Beachbag Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I don't use much, it's only for tea. I'm a cream with coffee woman, and am happy with Almond milk for everything else.
     
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  20. Beachbag

    Beachbag Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Robbity, I was on skimmed milk and low fat for donkey's years... Fat lot of good it did me too, lol. I have cream in coffee (decaf).....bliss...so it's only tea which I don't use almond milk for, but I love tea so going to try Paul's suggestion of Lactofree milk.
     
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