Some people find this confusing, as almonds are known to be high in calories and fat. However, due to the way Almond milkis processed, only a very small portion of almonds is present in the finished product. This is great for people who want to cut calories and lose weight. One cup (240 ml) of unsweetened almond milk contains about 30–50 calories, while the same amount of whole dairy milk contains 146 calories. That means almond milk contains 65–80% fewer calories. Restricting your calorie intake is an effective way to lose weight, especially in combination with exercise. Even a moderate weight loss of 5–10% of your body weight can help prevent and manage conditions such as diabetes.