Allergies are not always a frugal thing to deal with. In our home, my one son is allergic to so much that finding anything he can eat is a huge miracle. Conversely, my other son is simply allergic to milk and all dairy. I feel so bad because he gets so sick ill from drinking regular milk. While he is only allergic to dairy, you can hardly believe how much dairy is in everything we consume as humans. My story today is about finding the right Soymilk Maker that actually makes a lot more than just soy milk.
As a young child, my son had to have the special formula in order to digest and over time we again attempted to transition him to milk without success. As time progressed and as his doctor suggested we again offered him the trial of milk, without success and the pain he had from drinking milk was ridiculous. A few years ago, Almond milk appeared on the market, but the cost of a 1/2 gallon of Almond Milk is more than the cost of a gallon of regular milk. While it is a necessity, stocking up on it when it is on sale is very important in order to be frugal with grocery costs.
I have been looking for other ways to defeat dairy,with little success until I found a great Soymilk Maker on VeggieSensations. The Soyabella Soymilk Maker, does not just make Soymilk, which is why I decided to investigate it a bit further. Soyabella Soymilk maker creates ALMOND milk in must 30 seconds flat. You can make your milk, thinner or thicker(thicker if you pulse the mill up to 5 times) and you don’t need anything but almonds and water which are easy items to keep in stock in my home. There are no preservatives and no nasty ingredients, it is really just almonds, water and any flavorings you add, which makes this a real natural food. After speaking to VeggieSensations I knew this was the right maker for us, however, VeggieSensations boasts a nice selection of other milk makers that each offer their own personal functionality, so you need to check into all the options and see what suits your needs best. If you have questions, simply email them, I did and they are very prompt on response, something that I look for as a consumer advocate because you know that they are actually going to be there for support and questions you might have after or before the purchase. Thanks VeggieSensations!
I began my preparation of the milk today. It is suggested to soak the almonds overnight or up to 4 hours in order to reap the best benefits of all the vitamins and nutrients, but if you are in a milk pinch, just toss in a cup of nuts and fill the water to the line and process. It’s that easy. We have added imitation strawberry flavoring, imitation vanilla and chocolate. It is incredible. We had milk in 30 seconds and it was really tasty. My son loved the idea that we can make flavors and we just poured it right into his glass, no stirring in of fancy syrups at the dinner table, just as we made the milk batches.
The frugality of Almond Milk just became really easy. The milk is made with water and almonds and any flavoring that we choose. Bags of raw almonds are a frugal purchase and we purchase them at warehouse clubs in bulk and freeze them in order to get the best prices on them. Milk is now less than $1 a 1/2 gallon which is 1/2 of what we were paying. I can’t believe we did not do this sooner. We love that there are no exposed heating coils on this unit which makes it much safer to work with than other units on the market. The fact that the milk processes in as little as 30 seconds is a real plus as well. Finally, I don’t have to worry if we have enough Almond Milk in the house because as long as there is water and almonds in stock in our home we have a fresh glass of milk only seconds away. Clean up is a breeze, all I do is rinse the inside of the mesh processing basket and rinse the inside of the stainless steel carafe.
As for my find of a great online retailer, the store is amazing and perfect for anyone who loves to eat or cook. Veggie Sensations is an online retail one stop shop for small kitchen appliances, kitchen cookware, tools, and food storage. If you love the new sprouting foods, you can create your own with their seed sprouters, and seeds. The site offers a plethora of great finds for those who love to cook, are vegan, vegetarian, can, store food, or are looking for great new appliances. I would recommend this site for a Soyabella Soymilk maker and all things kitchen, as customer service is unsurpassed and I have worked with a lot of companies so attention to detail is really important to me. Lighten up your ‘dairy’ bill, save time and never haul another Almond or Soymilk carton into your home with the purchase of a Soyabella Soymilk Maker.