Monday, March 28, 2011

Almond Milk

I have a really hard time getting my boys to eat vegetables, so I've been trying to find some healthy things to add to their diets.

When shopping for groceries, I decided to try Silk PureAlmond. To my surprise, it is really good. I bought the unsweetened, but they have vanilla and a couple other flavors as well.



First I poured some in my Fiber One Honey Clusters cereal. It was really good. The honey and almond flavors went well together.



Next, I tried some in a fruit smoothie. My boys drank it up and loved it. I added a banana, an orange, some ice and orange juice. Smoothies are a great treat and even better with the extra nutrients!

Today I tried to make some Jello Instant Pudding with the almond milk. It tasted great, but was a little liquidy. My boys drank it and loved it as well. I think next time I will try half milk and half almond milk so that it will thicken up a little bit more.

Tonight I tried to make chocolate almond milk. It was pretty good, but I added a little regular milk as well.

I am so happy that I finally tried this and will be trying the different flavors soon. 1 serving = 1 cup and only has 35 calories!

If you want to know what's so healthy about almond milk, click here!

Go to the silk facebook page and if you like the page, you can get a $.75 coupon. If you do a quick survey, you can get a $2.00 coupon!

There are a lot of recipes for smoothies and other ideas on allrecipes.com. If you find another use/recipe for almond milk, please share!

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9 comments:

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I have not tried the almond one yet. It sounds good, and thanks for the info on the coupons! :D

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

I have tried that and my boys like it too. THanks so much for joining my newbie party.
Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing

Hi I'm Misty. said...

stopping by from Debbie Doo's

We LOVE almond milk, and coconut milk. Silk also makes a Dark Chocolate Almond Milk that is divine. You can use them for anything you use milk for (we haven't used milk in years).

I have a cuisinart ice cream maker and I pour the dark choc almond milk in and make a chocolate ice cream. Mixed with a little coconut milk it makes it a bit creamier. Takes about 15 minutes. so easy.
I guess i should do a post with that "recipe".

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

Looks like a great idea! I think that the liquidy chocolate pudding would make great popsicles.

Brandie said...

I really need to try this. I'm not a big fan of milk except for in my cereal so several people have told me I should give this a try. And maybe my son would love it too :)

Anna said...

I love the chocolate milk. It tastes like a Hershey's with almonds bar. ;)

Andrea said...

Hmm, not really a fan of almond milk, but I LOVE soy milk! :)

Kim said...

My nutritionist just told me to switch to Almond Soy. You have a great blog. I found you at the Newbie party and I'm so glad I stopped by. I am your newest follower.
Kim

ArtsyNina said...

I LOVE almond milk - it beats soy and rice milk hands down :)