After a recent trip to the store for groceries, I decided I would buy some almond milk to try. I’d read about how good it is and how many recipes you can use it in, so I thought why not? I bought the Silk PureAlmond Original Unsweetened Almond Milk and gave it a try.
You can find almond milk at the store by the rest of the milk (cow, soy, coconut) in the refrigerated section. There are lots of varieties: vanilla, chocolate, original, and original unsweetened. Original unsweetened is the only one without added sugar, so be sure to choose wisely.
What is almond milk? It’s made from ground almonds and water. The almonds are soaked in water, finely ground and blended, and strained to remove the almond pulp and skins.
- Costs $3.32 (for a half gallon at Wal-Mart)
- Ingredients: filtered water, almonds, sea salt, bean gum, sunflower lecithin, gellan gum, natural flavor
- Lactose free
- Gluten free
- Soy free
- Non GMO (no genetically modified ingredients)
- Must be refrigerated
- Stays fresh for 7 to 10 days after opening
Nutritional Information (for 8 oz. serving):
- Calories 30
- Total Fat 2.5g (.5g polyunsaturated and 1.5g monounsaturated)
- Cholesterol 0mg
- Sugars 0g
- Protein 1g
Daily Value of Vitamins (for 8 oz. serving):
- 45% Calcium
- 25% Vitamin D
- 50% Vitamin E
- 10% Vitamin A
- 30% Riboflavin
- 50% Vitamin B
- 8% Zinc
- 4% Magnesium
- 2% Iron
So, now for my thoughts on this almond milk. Please keep in mind, no one is paying me to say any of this. When I first opened it, I was cautious. I don’t really care for cow milk, so I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about almond milk. I won’t drink regular milk by itself because I don’t like the taste, smell, or texture. I only buy skim milk (so it’s thin), and I only really use it for cooking or occasionally on cereal.
Anyway, I shook up the almond milk and poured myself a glass. I was skeptical. I was surprised at how thick it was! It was an off-white color, and was about the same consistency of 2% or whole milk. I went in for a sip, and I was pleasantly surprised! This is just my opinion, but it’s amazing!
It has a mild almond-like taste. It’s nothing like cow milk. I can drink it plain (and I actually like to!). It’s great on cereal as well, but drinking it plain is my favorite.
- Delicious taste
- Thick consistency
- High in vitamins
- 0g of sugar
- Only 30 calories per serving
- Non GMO
- Costs $3.32 for a half gallon
- Has 7 ingredients (although they’re all natural, that’s still a lot for clean eating)
- Only stays good for 7-10 days after opening
My overall opinion? I would recommend Silk PureAlmond to everyone. I will surely be buying it again, and I don’t think I will ever use cow milk again. It’s definitely worth giving a try, and I’m sure you’ll fall in love with it like I did.