View Full Version : figuring out nutritional info for homemade non-dairy milks

Jan 27th, 2007, 05:09 PM
I made my almond milk this morning by blending soaked almonds with water and straining out the pulp. I used it to make lemon poppyseed breakfast bread and it came out pretty good.

Does anybody know how to figure out the nutritional information for recipes like this? I like to track everything I eat to make sure I'm getting enough micronutrients and not overdoing the fat and I have no idea how to track this. Most commercial almond milks add sweeteners and supplements, which I didn't, so just using their info wouldn't be accurate.


Jan 27th, 2007, 05:14 PM
hmm, i would think you should just find the nutritional info for all the ingredients you put in, and add up the total. that'll be the nutritional info for the whole thing, and you can divide it up depending on how many portions you plan on separating it into.

hope that helps =]

Jan 27th, 2007, 05:27 PM
But I strained out the solid matter. That's a lot of stuff I'm not consuming.

Jan 27th, 2007, 06:05 PM
hmm, you have a point there.

unless you have a scientific lab, i don't know how you would get it exactly in that case.

unless perhaps you could go by the nutrution label on a brand of almond milk, then subtract calories etc. for what you didn't put in it. you won't get it exactly, but at least you should get an idea of what you are consuming.

Jan 27th, 2007, 08:46 PM
I found a source for an unsweetend commercial almond milk, but I'd really like to add the amount of vitamin E. And this source added an E supplement to their product. Although, someone as on another forum pointed out, once it's been released into the water, the E probably won't last very long.

Thanks for the suggestions.