Almond milk is an excellent alternative to cow’s milk especially if your child has a sensitivity or allergy to dairy products. Unsweetened varieties are naturally low in calories and sugar but it is also low in protein – an important macronutrient required for childhood development. Almond milk is a top-selling plant based milk because of its rich flavour and texture, it’s naturally high in vitamin E, a disease fighting antioxidant and store-bought varieties can be fortified with vitamin D.

How Hazelnuts Benefit Healthy Children

Almonds are among the world’s most popular tree nuts.

They are highly nutritious and rich in healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

Vitamin E is a family of fat-soluble antioxidants. These antioxidants are found within the structure of cell membranes in the body, protecting your cells from oxidative damage.

Almonds are a rich source of vitamin E.

The magnesium in almonds assists with a good nights sleep and increase energy levels throughout the day.

Almond Milk

Prep Time 5 mins Total Time 5 mins


Children's Nutritionist - Recipe

Processed almond milk can contain additives including, sugar, salt, gums, flavours and emulsifiers (lecithin and carrageenan). The emulsifiers are commonly used for texture and consistency and while deemed safe may interfere with gut health. If you prefer to purchase your almond milk, look for unsweetened varieties and if possible without gums and emulsifiers.



  1. Place almonds in a large bowl with enough water to cover them. Leave for 4 hours or overnight before draining and rinsing under cold water.

  2. Place the almonds and water in a high-speed blender and pulse for 1 - 2 minutes until the water is cloudy and the almonds are finely ground.

  3. Pour the mixture through a mesh strainer lined with fine cloth (cheesecloth or nut milk bag) into a a large bowl, pressing down to extract as much liquid as possible. Place the milk into a glass serving container and store in the refrigeratory for 4 to 5 days.

  4. Keep the blended strained nuts and they can sprinkled over breakfast cereal or added to casseroles or curries.

Keywords: almond milk, plant-based milk

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Fiona Stock

Paediatric Naturopath & Nutritionist

Fiona Stock

Melbourne Naturopath 

Fiona Stock is a respected Paediatric Naturopath & Children’s Nutritionist with a career spanning over 25 years. Armed with an abundance of experience and a true desire to transform your child’s health, she’ll listen closely to understand the underlying causes of their troubling condition.

Fiona gets to the heart of your child’s presenting symptoms by deciphering what their body is trying to tell you. She will suggest simple and specific changes as well as herbal or nutritional medicine where required to nurture and restore your child, so they can enjoy the good health they deserve.

If you’ve tried everything and are yet to find solutions to your child’s health challenges – this could well be the path to take.

Fiona, The Children's Naturopath is skilled at getting to the heart of childhood health challenges – helping to initiate lasting change. 

  • Eczema

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Fiona is a Naturopath in Melbourne based in St.Kilda

She provides face-to-face appointments to families in Melbourne as well as phone consultations to families in rural Victoria, interstate and internationally.

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