There is really no reason to add sugar to a nut milk especially if pouring over cereal or granola. But for some milks a little sweetness can be appealing. Here at Nutti Milk we like to use a combination of sweetners to sweeten up our nutmilk.
- We use a mixture of 2 dates and 1/2 to one Teaspoon of liquid stevia.
- We like the natural flavores that the dates add to the nut milk and the extra sweetness is provided by stevia.
- The glycemic index is lowered by half from most common recipies and the flavors stay strong and vibrant.
Below is a short list of common sweeteners and a quick guide to whether we think you should use them.
- plant based
- low glycemic/ Zero calories.
- powder. 2 types green and white , green is less processed
- extract: can be in alchohol or glycerin, always check its a vegan glycerin.
- Not recomended
- high glycemic
- High Calories
- white sugar + molasses
- Non vegan
- Its made from regurgitated nectar
- High Glycemic
- Plant based
- Low glycemic
- Is made from coconut blossoms, which threatens the coconut harvest.
AGAVE CACTUS NECTAR
- Once lauded as a great low glycemic sweetner , leading food experts now believe the high frutose content can be as damaging as regular sugar.
- May be depeleting of iron over the long term.
- High nutritional value
- High in sugars
Which ever sweetener you use we recommend using half the amout you would normally add and combine it with some sort of stevia.
Stevia can have a slightly bitter/metalic aftertaste, so experiment with different types and combiations that suit your own taste.