I grew up in a family with a lot food allergies. Besides my mom having a sensitivity to gluten, yeast and sulfates, my sister and I had a sensitivity to milk. Knowing that milk is vital for creating strong bones and teeth, we drank milk occasionally but limited our dairy intake to a minimize our reaction. Still to this day I don’t drink a lot of milk. I’ll add it a smoothie or crave the occasional milkshake, but nine times out of ten I end up with a stomach ache, so I tend to avoid it. I’m always on the hunt for a way to incorporate more milk into my diet. My sister, on the other hand, ventured out into a more organic and natural realm as a substitute for milk. She has played around with different rice, soy and almond milks, trying to find the perfect substitute and after several trials and errors, her taste buds agree that Almond milk is a great milk alternative.
Benefits of Almond Milk
Almond milk has been used as a substitution for cow’s milk since the middle ages. Created by grounding pure almonds and mixing them with water, Almond milk is naturally nutritious and can even be made at home. When compared to other milk alternatives, such as soy and rice milk, Almond milk is higher in nutrients and vitamins, but lower in calories and fats. Almond milk doesn’t need to be fortified, like soy and rice and because it lacks lactose, soy, and casein (an ingredient chemically similar to Gluten), it is a great alternative for people with milk, soy or gluten allergies.
Amoré Almond + Dairy Beverage
Not quite ready to jump on the Almond train? Growing up a milk drinker, I’m a little hesitant to leave what’s familar to me, although I love the nutritional qualities of the almond milk. Amoré must have been reading my mind as they have just released Amoré Almond + Dairy Beverage (SRP $5.29). Available in two delicious flavours, you’ll find these 1.75L cartons in your grocer’s refrigerated dairy section, right next to the milk bags!
Amoré Almond + Dairy Beverage combines the goodness of dairy with the creamy, nutty taste of real roasted almonds. It is a healthy everyday pleasure to boost your daily milk intake. It is an excellent source of calcium, protein, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12 and riboflavin. In fact, Amoré contains 50 per cent more calcium per serving than milk!
My Sister offered to try out the product for me as she is a huge fan of Almond milk. Her first reaction with Amoré Almond + Dairy Beverage was how ‘milk’ like the product was. The consistency was a lot thinner than normal almond milk, but still maintained the nutty flavour that she has come to love with her almond milk. She liked that she was able to have her dairy and her almonds too. Amoré Almond + Dairy Beverage fit easily into her daily routine. Added into her cereal, coffee and smoothies, Amoré Almond + Dairy Beverage added a new flare to old classics. She did encounter the same stomach problems that she gets when drinking other dairy products. If you are looking for an healthier alternative to milk, Amoré Almond + Dairy Beverage is the product for you.
Amoré Almond + Dairy Beverage Berry Apple Smoothie
- 2 Cups of Amoré Almond + Dairy Beverage
- 2 Tbs Flax seed
- 1 medium apple
- 1 Tbsp honey
- Remove the peel and the core from the apple.
- Combine all ingredients into a blender
- Blend until smooth