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By Andy B.

# You Ask, I Answer: Nutritional Content of Homemade Almond Milk

Posted Apr 02 2010 10:24pm
 Is there any possible way to calculate the nutritional information (calories, fat, fiber, etc.) when making homemade almond milk? It’s been asked across the web a few times and I was wondering if maybe you knew of a way to do so. – Daniel Clausen Location Unknown Here is how I would calculate it: Let’s do an example right now! Let’s suppose you made 6 cups of almond milk using 1 cup of almonds.  That amount of whole almonds amounts to: 827 calories 72 grams of fat 17 grams of fiber Let’s say you then have one cup of almond meal left.  One cup of ground almonds contains: 549 calories 48 grams of fat 11.2 grams of fiber However, since this is almond pulp (almond meal with some absorbed water) let’s decrease those figures slightly to 500 calories, 40 grams of fat, and 9 grams of fiber. That means the batch almond milk you just made contains: 327 calories 32 grams of fat 6 grams of fiber Divide those figures by six (since you made six cups and we want to determine how much you are getting per cup) and you come up with: 55 calories 5 grams of fat 1 gram of fiber Commercial almonds milks have a higher almond to water ratio, so they offer half the fat content. To put that “5 grams of fat” figure into context, it’s equal to half a tablespoon of almond butter. One of the wonderful things about making your own batch of any nutmilk is that you can tailor it to your palate and nutritional needs. PS: A higher-fat version of almond milk is a wonderful way to add heart-healthy monounsaturated fats to your diet!