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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Almond Breeze Review

Last week, I invited myself to my son's high school 4th hour class. I didn't just pop in to check up on things, I brought in treats......and a little information.

I was excited for the opportunity to share one of my latest discoveries, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze. Almond Breeze is almond milk. Sounds simple, right? Instead of getting milk in the traditional way (from cows), almonds are used to produce this beverage.

I am a nut lover! In my house at any time, I have a big bowl of nuts in their shells with a nutcracker, just like my grandma used to have in hers. I don't know why it never occurred to me to actually get more use out of one of my favorite foods. I know that eating nuts is pretty smart....they're high in protein and contain those "good" fats.

But, what could I tell the group of teens so that they too would make the decision to start eating and drinking a little more healthy? Everything I wanted and needed to tell them (and oh, so much more) can be found on the Almond Breeze website. So, I gave them a couple of the basics:
1. If you are lactose intolerant (which 1 out of the 12 in class was) you know that you have discomfort if you choose to eat dairy. Almond Breeze is lactose free. It is also gluten, saturated fat, casein, dairy, and cholesterol free.
2. Almonds are a superfood. They are a a plant that is high in protein, fiber, and vitamin E, calcium and iron. Additionally, they contain monounsaturated fat, which is the good fat our bodies need.

Then we started a discussion. Someone asked, "Is the product made in the US?" I love this question and was thrilled to tell everyone that Almond Breeze is indeed made in the US. The almonds used come from California. Then we talked about uses for Almond Breeze. We came up with some great stuff.....use it in cereal, use it when you are battling a cold and don't want to consume dairy, use it instead of milk when you want to save calories. We also spoke about the convenience uses-if you have a small fridge, you can keep it in the pantry until opened, you can take it camping, and it would be great to have on hand in case you lose power. I picked a smart class to come to!

Then I showed them a couple of other uses - smoothies! I made them Strawberry Lemon Smoothies, and Peppermint Chocolate Frost. They enjoyed both recipes, and we had more than a few asking for more. What a great time we had! Better yet, I'd like to think we all discovered a great new health choice. The class now knows, and you should too, that you can pick up Almond Breeze in many stores. We found out that our local grocery store carries it, and I will bet yours does too.
*Cathy was given Almond Breeze to review, and was under no obligation to write a positive review.

1 comment:

  1. I just bought Almond Breeze, and I've been wondering what to make with it! These smoothies sound delish and healthy, and I want to make them asap!


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