Nothing goes better with a freshly baked cookie then milk. Or does it? Although, milk is rich in calcium and over 9 other essential nutrients which help provide strong bones and teeth, the number of people with milk allergies is rapidly increasing. All of my life, I have had a milk sensitivity. As a baby, my face would breakout in an extreme rash that made me look like I had a beard, as an adult I have suffered through stomach cramps, bloating and other intestinal problems. As a result, I am always on the hunt for a milk substitute that provides essential nutrients and vitamins for my body, but more importantly, tastes great!
Almond Breeze almond milk has a creamy and smooth texture, a nondairy beverage that is a great substitute for milk. Loved for its velvety texture and hint of almond taste, Almond Breeze is loved by both people allergic to and not allergic to milk. Almond Breeze almond milk is created by over 3000 California co-op almond farmers who have over a 100 hundred year history of farming almonds. If that knowledge isn’t enough, each product has been thoroughly researched by a team of scientists and nutritionists to ensure a perfect product.
Almonds are the ideal substitute for milk products because of their intense nutritional benefits. High in protein and vitamin E, each little almond is also packed with fiber, calcium, iron, and other important nutrients. Because almonds lack high sugar content, gluten, and the lactase protein they have are ideal for people with diabetes, looking to lose/maintain weight, celiac disease and heart conditions. Overall, the health benefits are so positive it seems silly not to indulge!
But does it taste good?
Just because something is super healthy for you, it doesn’t always mean that it can’t taste great! Having been a milk drinker (in tea, on cereal, in baking, etc.), I was a little bit skeptical about substituting almond milk into my diet. I was honestly shocked at my first sip. It was rich, creamy and velvety smooth. It tasted great on my morning cereal, in my tea and coffee and it was easily substituted into my baking. I loved that it was high in nutrition and low in calories (only has 40 calories per 8 oz. serving)! To put it to the ultimate, I decided to re-ceate my kids favourite smoothie to see if they could tell the difference!
|Apple Crumble Smoothie||
- 2 cups of Almond Breeze Almond Milk
- 2 apples (I use Gala)
- 2 tbsp of Maple Syrup
- ¼ Gluten free rolled oats
- 1 cup of ice cubes
- 1 handful of pit-less dried dates
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Peel and core apples.
- Put everything in a blender and mix.
- Top with Cinnamon and serve!
It was a success and a fall favourite!