silk purealmond milkI’ve been curious about Silk PureAlmond Milk for some time, but I was to cheap to pay $3.99 to find out if I liked it. I was thrilled when I was asked to give it a try and share my thoughts.  Even though I wanted to try it, for some reason I had in my head that it was going to be weird tasting, so I purchased it but left it in the refrigerator for a few days.  Boy, was I so wrong about Silk Pure Almond Milk.  It’s FABULOUS!

I first tried the Vanilla flavor. It’s sweetened and is a pale brown color, so if you’re thinking it looks like milk, you might be a little disappointed.  The consistency is a lot like milk, but is slightly thicker, say whole milk thick.  The taste is a mix between a vanilla shake and good quality almond milk coffee creamer.  It’s divine!  I did try it on sweetened cereal and it was too much.  I think on unsweetened cereal it’d be perfect. It would also be amazing on oatmeal or in coffee.

cow milk vs almondmilk

I used it to make a fabulous smoothie! I mixed 1 cup frozen fruit (I used strawberries, blueberries, black berries, and raspberries), 1 cup purealmond milk, and 1 small orange.  Mix until smooth.  Enjoy!

berry almondmilk shake

I next tried the regular variety. Again, thicker than the 1% milk I normally drink, and also sweetened.  I could use less sweetener, but that’s a personal taste thing.  Since milk bugs me, I can see me switching to almond milk – it’s a great alternative to cow’s milk.  I’m thrilled to find out that almond milk can be substituted in baking for milk and I’ll be trying out several recipes in the weeks to come with the substitution.

It doesn’t take much to get from whole, natural almonds to Silk Pure Almond™ milk.  Each glass provides an excellent source of natural antioxidants, and as much calcium and vitamin D as dairy milk, with absolutely no cholesterol, saturated fat, dairy or soy.  Best of all, a serving of Silk Pure Almond Original almondmilk is only 60 calories, and a delicious glass of Vanilla is just 90.

Almonds are recognized by health professionals as a nutritious addition to a healthy diet. A serving of almonds provides an excellent source of vitamin E (a natural antioxidant), and a good source of protein and fiber. In fact, almonds are higher in protein and fiber than any other tree nut.  Plus, they’re naturally low in saturated fat and cholesterol-free.

I love that almondmilk has as much vitamin D as cow’s milk but best of all, no hormones! When I do drink cow’s milk, I buy organic/hormone-free milk–I’m thrilled there’s a healthy alternative!  They also have a line of organic soy milks which I’ll be trying soon. One is unsweetened!  The only thing that would make almondmilk better is if it were organic.

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puresilkWant to try AlmondMilk?  The great folks at Silk PureAlmond Milk have given me two prizes to give away. One winner will win will receive a Silk Pure Almond coupon for a free half gallon and also a Silk Pure Almond branded ChicoBag (an environmentally-friendly and reusable shopping bag) and the second winner gets a Silk Pure Almond coupon for a free half gallon.

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