Monday, July 25, 2011
New Fave Drink
My husband thinks I'm high on drugs but I quite like Almond Breeze Vanilla Unsweetened almond milk. As it is lactose and soy free (lord, I hate soy milk), it's more analogous to coconut water than anything milky, but it does have an opaque (rather than merely watery, cloudy) and creamy quality.
Furthermore, it's completely sans sugar. It's actually kind of neutral/salty, which is totally palatable, if slightly strange. I added a pinch of granulated sugar (maybe a quarter of a teaspoon to a cup of Almond Breeze) and it went from fine to fab. The sugar undercut the saltiness but did not make it, in any way, sweet. If you like sweet drinks, a tsp. or 2 of maple syrup would be great, I suspect, and still less sugary-cloying than the majority of pre-sweetened rice, soy, dairy and almond beverages out there.
It's a very satisfying drink. You can feel it resetting electrolytes (that's how it feels to me) and it's actually got a bit of fat, protein and fibre. Furthermore, for those of us trying to keep carbs in check (oh, who are we kidding, I'm so carbing out this summer it's a scandal), it's got a mere 2, naturally occurring grams per cup.
Here's hoping some kind soul in the Blue Diamond marketing department reads this and sends me a case of the single serve containers. I could only find one remaining tetrapak of the large size at the Metro.