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Choosing a Healthy Almond Milk

Almond milk is currently the most popular non-dairy milk option sold in the US.(1)  Whether labeled Almond Milk, Almondmilk, Almond Plant Based Beverage, or Almond Non-Dairy Beverage you have, no doubt, seen many almond-based beverage options at your local grocery store and even favorite coffee shop. 

However, most almond milks are filled with highly processed ingredients that may negatively impact your health.  If you drink almond milk, even occasionally, it is important to know how to choose a healthy almond-based beverage.

Healthy Almond Milks:

  • Contain many almonds
  • Are not sweetened
  • Avoid gums and other thickeners
  • Do not contain carrageenan
  • Avoid lecithin
  • Have minimal sodium

Water will always be the first ingredient in a non-dairy milk.  The second, and preferably only other ingredient will be almonds.  However, most commercially available almond milks tend to have long ingredient lists.  This guide will help you understand what is in your favorite almondmilk and if it is a healthy choice.

What to look for when choosing a healthy almond milk

1. Healthy Almond Milks Contain Many Almonds

Store-bought non-dairy milks can vary widely in the amount of nuts actually in the beverage. 

Most store-bought non-dairy beverages will contain very little of the “milked” ingredient.  This is because the nut is the most expensive ingredient.  

How do you know how many almonds are in your favorite nut-based milk?  Unfortunately, you can’t look at the ingredient list as almonds will almost always be the second ingredient. 

The easiest way to approximate the nut quantity is by looking at the fat, protein, and calories in a beverage.  We have estimated the number of almonds in each cup of store bought almondmilk evaluated below.

2. Healthy Almond Milks Are Not Sweetened

Healthy almond milk should contain little to no added sugarMany sweetened almond milks contain high amounts of added sugar.  And watch out for vanilla flavored almond milks!  They often contain more than a tablespoon of added sugar per cup serving!  

Read more on recommended daily intake of added sugar and why you want to minimize added sugar consumption.

Recommendation:  If you want a sweetened almond milk, it is better to buy an unsweetened brand and add a small amount of your preferred sweetener.  

3. Healthy Almond Milks Avoid Gums and Other Thickeners

healthy almond milk should avoid gums and thickenersGums and other thickeners frequently found in almond milks and other plant-based beverages. 

Thickeners and gums are routinely used in packaged food to improve texture, shelf life, and product aesthetics.  In almond milk, they prevent separation and thicken the drink to hide just how few almonds are in the almond milk.  

Typical gums and other thickeners included diary-free milks include gellan gum, locust bean gum (also called carob bean gum), xanthan gum, guar gum, and carrageenan.

Gellan Gum.  Gellan gum is a polysaccharide created when the bacteria Sphingomonas elodea ferment glucose or other carbon sources such as corn syrup, lactose, whey protein, or soybean extracts.  Gellan gum is a soluble dietary fiber.  (2, 3, 4)

Locust Bean Gum.  Locust Bean Gum a polysaccharide extracted from the seeds of the Carob Tree. Also called carob bean gum, locust Bean Gum is soluble dietary fiber that is fermented by intestinal microflora. (3, 5)

Xanthan Gum.  Similar to gellan gum, xanthan gum is a soluble fiber created when the bacteria Xanthomonas campestris ferment sugar.  Xanthan gum is a soluble dietary fiber that is fermented by intestinal microflora.  (3,6) 

Guar Gum.  Guar gum is a polysaccharide extracted from the beans of the guar plant.  Guar gum is a soluble dietary fiber that is partially fermented by intestinal microflora.(7) 

Recommendation: It is best to avoid foods that contain gums and other thickeners, as they are often highly processed.  However, occasionally eating small amounts of these additives is probably fine, unless you experience gastrointestinal discomfort or are following a specific diet.

4. Healthy Almond Milks Do Not Contain Carrageenan

healthy almond milk should not contain carrageenanCarrageenan is a thickener manufactured from red algae seaweed and is widely used in processed foods. (3)

Though carrageenan is listed as a “generally regarded as safe” food additive by the FDA and WHO, there is growing research that links carrageenan to inflammatory conditions, including inflammatory bowl disease. (8)

In late 2016, the National Organic Standards Board voted to prohibit the use of carrageenan in organic products.(9)   However, in 2018 the USDA decided to not implement the recommendation and carrageenan is still allowed in organic products. (10)

4. Healthy Almond Milks Avoid Lecithin

healthy almond milk avoids lecithinLecithin is an emulsifier that is found naturally in egg yolks, soy beans and even sunflower seeds.  As an emulsifier, lecithin helps keep oils or fats suspended in water.  In almond milk, lecithin helps keep the almond oils suspended in water.

Lecithin is an excellent source of choline, a B vitamin.  And there is conflicting research linking choline to the formation of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), a biomarker for cardiovascular disease. (11)

However, a recent clinical study evaluating the effect of eating eggs on biomarkers for cardiovascular disease risk found that while as many as three eggs a day resulted in a dose-dependent increase in blood choline levels, no corresponding increase in TMAO was observed. (12)

More research is needed to understand the complex interactions between the foods we eat, our microbiome, and our health.  However, there are many packaged almond milk options that do not contain lecithin.  And I always prefer to purchase additive-free almond milk.

5. Healthy Almond Milks Have Minimal Sodium

Healthy almond milk has minimal sodiumSodium, from salt and other food additives, can be found in almost any processed food.  Almond milk is no exception.

Salt is often added to enhance the flavor of a nut milk.  Additionally, gums and thickeners added to improve the texture of almond milk contain sodium.  

More than 90% of us consume too much sodium each day according to the Dietary Guidelines of America.(13)   Read more on the recommended daily intake of sodium and why you want to reduce your daily sodium intake.

Which popular almond-based beverages are healthy?

We evaluated popular almond milks based on the following criteria. (14) 

Criteria used to evaluate almondmilk

which almond milks are healthy

All information below is for a 1 cup serving.  

Types of added sugar are listed in red.    

Some store-bought almond milks are healthy choices

The healthiest nut milks contain only two simple ingredients: water and nuts.  

However, many store-bought almond milks are not a healthy choice.  They contain few almonds and are essentially almond-flavored water thickened with highly processed gums.   And some almond milks are sweetened with excessive levels of added sugar!

Examples of healthy almond milks:

healthy almond milk options

Most almond milk found in the grocery store contains a whole list of ingredients.  However, there are a few store-bought almond milks that contain minimal ingredients.  Also, these healthy almond milks were made with significantly more almonds than most commercial almondmilks.  

This amount of almonds in the health almonds milk is comparable to homemade almond milk.  Both brands listed below have approximate 4 times more almonds than most store bought almond milks.

Both almond milk brands are more expensive than most other brands, likely because they contain more almonds.  If you have the time and a good high-speed blender, consider making your own.

Elmhurst Unsweetened Milked Almonds

nutrition information for elmhurst milked almonds beverage

Elmhurst Unsweetened Milked Almonds Ingredients: Filtered water, almonds

Elmhurst Unsweetened Milked Almonds contains approximately 22 almonds per one cup serving.

Three Trees Original Almondmilk

nutrition information for three trees almondmilk

Three Trees Almondmilk Ingredients: Filtered water, almonds

Three Trees Almondmilk contains approximately 20 almonds per one cup serving.

Almond milks that are okay only occasionally:

okay almond milk brands that may be healthy choices

Most of the almond based beverages we evaluated fall into the “okay” category.  These almond milks are probably okay if you drink them occasionally, but you don’t want to drink them every day.  

However, if you are following a particular diet which avoids gums or thickeners, you will want to avoid these almond-based beverages.

No preference is given to any of these plant-based beverages, and they are listed in alphabetical order.

Kirkland Signature Unsweetened Almond Non-Dairy Beverage

Nutritional Information for Kirkland signature unsweetened almond non dairy beverage

Kirkland Signature Unsweetened Almondmilk Ingredients: Water, almonds, calcium carbonate, sea salt,  sunflower lecithin, locust bean gum, gellan gum, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2, vitamin E, vitamin B2, zinc gluconate, vitamin B12

Kirkland Signature Unsweetened Almond milk contains approximately 5 almonds per one cup serving.

Reasons why you may want to think twice about buying Kirkland Signature Unsweetened Almondmilk:

  • Contains only a few almonds per serving
  • Thickened with highly processed gums
  • Contains lecithin

Mooala Almondmilk

nutrition information for mooala original almondmilk

Mooala Almondmilk Ingredients: Water, almonds, honey, sea salt, gellan gum

Mooala Almondmilk contains approximately 8 almonds per one cup serving.

Reasons why you may want to think twice about buying Mooala Almondmilk:

  • Contains only a few almonds per serving
  • Contains 5 grams of added sugar per one cup serving
  • Thickened with highly processed gums

Silk Unsweetened Almondmilk

Nutritional information for Silk unsweetened almondmilk

Silk Unsweetened Almondmilk Ingredients: Water, almonds, calcium carbonate, vitamin E acetate, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2, sea salt, natural flavor, sunflower lecithin, locust bean gum, gellan gum, ascorbic acid

Silk Almond milk contains approximately 3 almonds per one cup serving.

Reasons why you may want to think twice about buying Silk Unsweetened Almondmilk:

  • Contains very few almonds per serving
  • Thickened with highly processed gums
  • Contains lecithin

Simple Truth Unsweetened Almondmilk

Nutritional information for Simple Truth unsweetened almond milk

Simple Truth Unsweetened Almondmilk Ingredients: Water, almonds, tricalcium phosphate, sea salt, gellan gum, dipotassium phosphate, xanthan gum, sunflower lecithin, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2, vitamin E acetate

Simple Truth Unsweetened Almond milk contains approximately 3 almonds per one cup serving.

Reasons why you may want to think twice about buying Simple Truth Unsweetened Almondmilk:

  • Contains very few almonds per serving
  • Thickened with highly processed gums
  • Contains lecithin

So Delicious Unsweetened Almondmilk

Nutritional Information for so delicious unsweetened almondmilk

So Delicious Unsweetened Almondmilk Ingredients: Water, almonds, calcium carbonate, vitamin E acetate, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2, sea salt, natural flavor, sunflower lecithin, locust bean gum, gellan gum, ascorbic acid

So Delicious Unsweetened Almond milk contains approximately 4 almonds per one cup serving.

Reasons why you may want to think twice about buying So Delicious Unsweetened Almondmilk:

  • Contains very few almonds per serving
  • Thickened with highly processed gums
  • Contains lecithin

Thrive Market Unsweetened Almond Beverage

Nutritional Information for thrive market almond beverage

Thrive Market Unsweetened Almond Beverage Ingredients: Water, almonds, sunflower lecithin, sea salt

Thrive Market Unsweetened Almond milk contains approximately 5 almonds per one cup serving.

Reasons why you may want to think twice about buying Thrive Market Unsweetened Almondmilk:

  • Contains very few almonds per serving
  • Contains lecithin

Whole Foods 365 Unsweetened Almond Milk

nutritional information whole foods 365 brand unsweetened almond milk

Whole Foods 365 Unsweetened Almond Milk Ingredients: Water, almonds, sea salt, tricalcium phosphate, gellan gum, locust bean gum, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2, vitamin E, vitamin B12

Whole Foods 365 Unsweetened Almond Milk contains approximately 5 almonds per one cup serving.

Reasons why you may want to think twice about buying Whole Foods 365 Unsweetened Almond Milk:

  • Contains only a few almonds per serving
  • Thickened with highly processed gums

Almond milks to avoid:

unhealthy fruit strips and healthy fruit roll-ups

Several store-bought almond milks are not healthy options.  They often contain too much added sugar or other additives that should not be included in a healthy diet.

The following almond-based beverages should be avoided.  These almondmilks are listed in alphabetical order.

Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almondmilk

Nutritional information for Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almondmilk

Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almondmilk Ingredients: Water, almonds, calcium carbonate, sea salt, potassium citrate, sunflower lecithingellan gum, natural flavors, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2, vitamin E

Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond milk contains approximately 5 almonds per one cup serving.

Reasons to avoid Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almondmilk:

  • Contains only a few almonds per serving
  • Thickened with highly processed gums
  • Contains lecithin
  • A serving contains 170 milligrams of sodium

Almond Breeze Original Almondmilk

Nutritional information for Almond Breeze Original Almondmilk

Almond Breeze Original Almondmilk Ingredients: Water, almonds, cane sugar, calcium carbonate, sea salt, potassium citrate, sunflower lecithingellan gum, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2, vitamin E

Almond Breeze Original Almond milk contains approximately 5 almonds per one cup serving.

Reasons to avoid Almond Breeze Original Almondmilk:

  • Contains only a few almonds per serving
  • A one cup serving contains 7 grams of added sugar
  • Thickened with highly processed gums
  • Contains lecithin

Almond Dream Unsweetened Almond Drink

nutrition information almond dream unsweetened almond drink

Ingredients: Filtered water, almonds, sunflower lecithin, tapioca starch, tricalcium phosphate, carrageenan, sea salt, gellan gum, natural flavors, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin E, vitamin D2, vitamin B12. 

Almond Dream Unsweetened Almond milk contains approximately 5 almonds per one cup serving.

Reasons to avoid Almond Dream Unsweetened Almondmilk:

  • Contains carrageenan
  • Only a few almonds per serving
  • Contains lecithin
  • Thickened with highly processed gums

Califia Farms Original Almondmilk

Nutritional information for califia farms original almondmilk

Califia Farms Original Almondmilk Ingredients: Water, almonds, cane sugar, sunflower lecithin, sea salt, potassium citrate, natural flavors, locust bean gum, gellan gum,

Califia Farms Original Almondmilk contains approximately 6 almonds per one cup serving.

Reasons to avoid Califia Farms Almondmilk:

  • Contains only a few almonds per serving
  • A one cup serving contains 5 grams of added sugar
  • Thickened with highly processed gums
  • Contains lecithin

Califia Farms Unsweetened Almondmilk

Nutritional information for Califia Farms unsweetened almond milk

Califia Farms Unsweetened Almondmilk Ingredients: Water, almonds, calcium carbonate, sunflower lecithin, sea salt, potassium citrate, natural flavors, locust bean gum, gellan gum

Califia Farms Unsweetened Almondmilk contains approximately 6 almonds per one cup serving.

Reasons to avoid Califia Farms Unsweetened Almondmilk:

  • Contains only a few almonds per serving
  • Thickened with highly processed gums
  • Contains lecithin
  • A serving contains 160 milligrams of sodium

Elmhurst Milked Almonds

nutrition information for elmhurst milked almonds

Elmhurst Milked Almonds Ingredients: Water, almonds, cane sugar, salt, natural flavors

Elmhurst Milked Almonds contains approximately 22 almonds per one cup serving.

Reasons to avoid Elmhurst Milked Almonds:

Great Value Original Almondmilk

Nutritional information for Great Value original almondmilk

Great Value Original Almondmilk Ingredients: Water, almonds, cane sugar, calcium carbonate, sea salt, potassium citrate, sunflower lecithin, gellan gum, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2, vitamin E

Great Value Original Almond milk contains approximately 5 almonds per one cup serving.

Reasons to avoid Great Value Original Almondmilk:

  • Contains only a few almonds per serving
  • A one cup serving contains 7 grams of added sugar
  • Thickened with highly processed gums
  • Contains lecithin

Great Value Unsweetened Almondmilk

Nutritional Information for Great Value unsweetened almondmilk

Great Value Unsweetened Almondmilk Ingredients: Water, almonds, tricalcium phosphate, sea salt,  sunflower lecithin, xanthan gum, guar gum, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2

Great Value Unsweetened Almond milk contains approximately 5 almonds per one cup serving.

Reasons to avoid Great Value Unsweetened Almondmilk:

  • Contains only a few almonds per serving
  • Thickened with highly processed gums
  • Contains lecithin
  • A serving contains 170 milligrams of sodium

Pacific Foods Barista Series Almond Plant Based Beverage

nutrition information pacific foods barista series almond milk

Ingredients: Water, cane sugar, almonds, carrageenan, gellan gum, potassium citrate, sea salt, sodium citrate, sunflower lecithin.

Pacific Foods Barista Series Almond milk contains approximately 6 almonds per one cup serving.

Reasons to avoid Pacific Foods Barista Series Almondmilk:

  • Sugar is the second ingredient before almonds
  • Contains carrageenan
  • Only a few almonds per serving
  • Contains 8 grams of added sugar per one cup serving
  • Contains lecithin
  • Thickened with highly processed gums

Pacific Foods Original Almond Plant Based Beverage

Nutritional Information for Pacific Foods Original Almond milk

Pacific Foods Original Almond Milk Ingredients: Water, cane sugar, almonds, gellan gum, natural flavor, potassium citrate, sea salt, sodium citrate, vitamin D2, xanthan gum 

Pacific Foods Original Almond milk contains approximately 6 almonds per one cup serving.

Reasons to avoid Pacific Foods Original Almondmilk:

  • Sugar is the second ingredient before almonds
  • Only a few almonds per serving
  • Contains 7 grams of added sugar per one cup serving
  • Thickened with highly processed gums
  • A serving contains 170 milligrams of sodium

Pacific Foods Unsweetened Almond Plant Based Beverage

Nutritional Information for pacific foods unsweetened almond plant based beverage

Pacific Foods Unsweetened Almond Milk Ingredients: Water, almonds, gellan gum, natural flavor, rice starch, sea salt, vanilla extract, vitamin D2, xanthan gum 

Pacific Foods Unsweetened Almond milk contains approximately 6 almonds per one cup serving.

Reasons to avoid Pacific Foods Unsweetened Almondmilk:

  • Only a few almonds per serving
  • Thickened with highly processed gums, including rice starch
  • A serving contains 180 milligrams of sodium

Silk Almondmilk

Nutritional information for Silk original almondmilk

Silk Almondmilk Ingredients: Water, almonds, cane sugar, calcium carbonate, vitamin E acetate, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2, sea salt, natural flavor, sunflower lecithin, locust bean gum, gellan gum, ascorbic acid

Silk Almond milk contains approximately 3 almonds per one cup serving.

Reasons to avoid Silk Almondmilk:

  • Contains very few almonds per serving
  • A one cup serving contains 7 grams of added sugar
  • Thickened with highly processed gums
  • Contains lecithin

Simple Truth Almondmilk

Nutritional Information for simple Truth almond milk

Simple Truth Almondmilk Ingredients: Water, almonds, evaporated cane syrup, tricalcium phosphate, sea salt, gellan gum, dipotassium phosphate, xanthan gum, sunflower lecithin, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2, vitamin E acetate

Simple Truth Almond milk contains approximately 3 almonds per one cup serving.

Reasons to avoid Simple Truth Almondmilk:

  • Contains very few almonds per serving
  • A one cup serving contains 7 grams of added sugar
  • Thickened with highly processed gums
  • Contains lecithin

So Delicious Original Almondmilk

Nutritional Information for So Delicious Original Almondmilk

So Delicious Original Almondmilk Ingredients: Water, almonds, calcium carbonate, vitamin E acetate, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2, sea salt, natural flavor, sunflower lecithin, locust bean gum, gellan gum, ascorbic acid

So Delicious Original Almond milk contains approximately 4 almonds per one cup serving.

Reasons to avoid So Delicious Original Almondmilk:

  • Contains very few almonds per serving
  • A one cup serving contains 7 grams of added sugar
  • Thickened with highly processed gums
  • Contains lecithin

Whole Foods 365 Original Almond Milk

Nutritional information for whole foods 365 original almond milk

Whole Foods 365 Original Almond Milk Ingredients: Water, almonds, cane sugar, sea salt, tricalcium phosphate, gellan gum, locust bean gum, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2, vitamin E, vitamin B12

Whole Foods 365 Original Almond Milk contains approximately 4 almonds per one cup serving.

Reasons to avoid Whole Foods 365 Original Almond Milk:

  • Contains very few almonds per serving
  • A one cup serving contains 7 grams of added sugar
  • Thickened with highly processed gums

Conclusions about choosing a healthy almond milk

When it comes to finding a healthy almond milk, simple clean ingredients are best.  Most store-bought almond milks contain highly processed ingredients and few nuts.  If you have the time, it is best to make your own homemade almond milk.  

What about the vitamins in almond milk?

Does your favorite store-bought almond milk contain ingredients like vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2, vitamin E, vitamin B12 and calcium carbonate?  These vitamins are added to the plant based milk so the manufactures can claim that the plant-based beverage is a “good source” of these nutrients. 

Is it good to drink an almond milk with vitamins?  It won’t hurt you.  However, if you need to supplement your diet, you are better off taking a specific dose of a high quality vitamin supplement.

What is the difference between shelf stable almond milk and refrigerated almond milk?

From an ingredient standpoint, there is very little difference between a brand’s shelf stable almond milk and refrigerated almondmilk.  Simply put, shelf stable almond milk is packaged in a way that does not require refrigeration until it is opened.  

There are likely some small formula differences between the two types of almond milk.  However, they are so minor that you can often not differentiate between the two based on the ingredients alone.

To demonstrate how similar refrigerated almond milk is to shelf stable almondmilk, below is the nutrition information for the two unsweetened Silk versions.

Refrigerated Usweetened Silk Almond Milk

Nutritional information for refrigerated Silk unsweetened almondmilk

Refrigerated Silk Unsweetened Almondmilk Ingredients: Water, almonds, calcium carbonate, vitamin E acetate, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2, sea salt, natural flavor, locust bean gum, gellan gum, ascorbic acid

Shelf Stable Unsweetened Silk Almond Milk

Nutritional information for Silk unsweetened almondmilk

Shelf Stable Silk Unsweetened Almondmilk Ingredients: Water, almonds, calcium carbonate, vitamin E acetate, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2, sea salt, natural flavor, sunflower lecithin, locust bean gum, gellan gum, ascorbic acid

Is Vanilla flavored almond milk healthy?

Vanilla flavored almond milk is most definitely NOT healthy.  When vanilla flavor is added to plant-based milks, excess sugar is also added.  

Silk Vanilla Almond Milk

Silk Vanilla flavored almond milk is not a healthy choice.  Each cup serving of Silk Vanilla Almond Milk contains more than one tablespoon of added sugar.  

Silk vanilla flavored almond milk has twice the added sugar of silk original sweetened almond milk

Whole Foods 365 Vanilla Almond Milk

Whole Foods 365 Organic Vanilla flavored almond milk is also not a healthy choice.  Each cup serving of Whole Foods Vanilla Almond Milk contains more than one tablespoon of added sugar.  

whole foods vanilla flavored almond milk has twice the added sugar of whole foods original sweetened almond milk

Califia Farms Vanilla Almondmilk

The Vanilla flavored almond milk made by Califia Farms is the best option available.  Each cup of Califia Farms almondmilk contains less than one teaspoon of added sugar.  

califia farms vanilla almond milk contains less added sugar than most

What is a Barista Blend Almond Milk?

Plant-based milks labeled as Barista Blends have been specially formulated to create an attractive foam on a cappuccino or latte.  These formulation differences are often hard to notice on an ingredient list. 

However, just like any store-bought product, it is best to read the ingredients if you are concerned about a specific ingredient.  You can always ask to see the plant-based milk carton before ordering your favorite coffee beverage!

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2 Comments

  1. I rememeber learning for the first time about how few almonds were actually IN almond milk…it’s crazy! We avoid all the same milks as you suggest for the very same reasons! Super helpful for people trying to make the best choices!

  2. Such great information provided here – thank you!

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