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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Almond Breeze Review and Giveaway

Congrats to the winners: RK, Mom24, and Kim!

With all the traveling we did over the past month it was inevitable that upon one of our trips home we would be without some essential ingredient. Of course that would be milk and it was discovered on the morning that Joe planned to make pancakes for breakfast.

Then I remembered I had some Blue Diamond Almond Breeze in the fridge that I needed to try for a review from Moms Meet and this was a perfect opportunity. I received a sample of the new Coconutmilk (Unsweetened) blend.

I've tried the Blue Diamond Almond Breeze a few years ago (Original and Vanilla) and liked the nice creamy taste. It is a great alternative for dairy and soy milk. The Almondmilk is calcium-enriched and contains only 60 calories per glass (half the amount of 2% milk). No one in my family has a dairy allergy so I'm in the habit of picking up regular dairy milk; although I'm going to start buying the Almond Breeze more often after being reintroduced to it.

The Coconutmilk blend is a blend of almonds and real coconut that is also available in Original, Vanilla and Unsweetened Vanilla. I didn't prefer this variety straight out of a glass, and probably wouldn't like the flavor in my cereal, but it worked fine for the pancakes Joe made and in the smoothies I've made since then.

If you're looking for some ideas on what else to use the Almondmilk, or Coconutmilk blends with there are plenty of recipes available from smoothies to breakfast items to soups! All of the products come in refrigerated or shelf-stable and are free from dairy, soy, lactose, cholesterol, peanuts, casein, gluten, eggs, saturated fat and MSG. The products are all natural with added vitamins and minerals.

I have 3 coupons for a free carton of Blue Diamond Almond Breeze to give away to 3 readers. Leave a comment, making sure I can contact you if you're the winner, stating whether you already use Almond Breeze. If you don't, check out the recipes and leave a comment of which one you'd like to try with the Almond Breeze.

Disclaimer: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed
to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.

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Anonymous said...

Please try this in pudding - start with chocolate mixing well then move on to other pudding flavors. I like soy and almond milk pudding. Will have to try coconut milk pudding.

RK said...

Ooh, ooh... pick me! :o)

I've just found Almond Breeze, and I like the vanilla unsweetened!! I was glad to find a milk substitute that I could have since I eat very low carb. It's so nice to get to have an 8-oz glass and only have 40 cals and 1 gm carbs! Woo! And when I need a little sweet fix, I sprinkle in a bit of Splenda and it's like a little sweet treat.

I keep thinking I'll try a smoothie with some with the Splenda and crush some ice in there. Yum!

Anonymous said...

Would love to try this.


ckbrylliant said...

I use almond milk in just about all of my baking these days. It is really good in a baked oatmeal.

alamama alamama said...

Would love to try it in oatmeal and my shakes. Thanks for the chance to win and thanks for your encouraging blog.

Mom24 said...

Mmm, peach raspberry swirl sounds very intriguing!

biogrrl said...

LOVE this brand and it makes it so I can eat cereal again! Also, the nutrional values are excellent considering I have 2 children that require high protein, high healthy calorie diets.

Kim said...

I would like to try this! Would be willing to try any recipe with it. :) On another note, I was sorry to read about your dad. I lost my mom to lung cancer 2 1/2 years ago after spending a week in Hospice and 14 months of chemo, radiation, etc.... She was just a little older than your dad. I miss her so much. Your dad sounds wonderful and I know his love and your memories will help you as you grieve. Again, I am sorry for your loss. twinsand1@gmail.com

purplelover04 said...

i use almond milk for about month and i love it.