There is a lot of research that says cow’s milk isn’t really good for us humans. In fact, many doctors are now saying cow’s milk being consumed is leading to many illnesses/diseases in children and adults. Although from a very young age we’ve been taught that cow’s milk is the perfect food for us, don’t be so sure until you’ve spent time researching it and making the right choice for your family.
Although we’ve not gone completely milk or even dairy free in our home, I have been reading about it and I have decided that this is what I want to do for the health of my family. I was recently asked by Moms Meet to review Blue Diamond Almond Breeze and let me tell you about our experience because this is an incredible alternative!
Almond Breeze is a nondairy milk alternative that is calcium-enriched and free of dairy, lactose, gluten and soy. It’s perfect for those cutting out dairy products, those who have dairy allergies, and those who are lactose intolerant. It comes in a shelf-stable Tetra Pak carton that does not need to be refrigerated until it is opened. Shelf stable Almond Breeze is ultra pasteurized and ensures food is free from harmful bacteria and packaged in sealed sterile cartons with special barrier layers that keep out light, moisture and air. It is available in the Coconut Almond flavor we sampled, original, chocolate and vanilla flavors and even unsweetened varieties that are great for the kids! Prior to this we had tried Silk Soymilk and our little guy was a fan of that!
When I first received the Blue Diamond package I was not familiar with the product much. I immediately looked at the carton and was impressed to see that there was 50% more calcium than milk! I was unsure of how I would like the coconut almond combination but I was happy to try it! I was really hoping my little boy would be a fan though because not only have I learned that milk isn’t good for him, he won’t drink it anyway so we really need an alternative! Personally, I wasn’t overly thrilled with the Almond Coconut flavor, but I was thrilled with the interest it put in me regarding researching this whole cow’s milk topic further. The texture was a bit thinner than the 2% milk I had previously drank and it didn’t bother me, it was more so the taste of coconut that I didn’t love. My husband wasn’t a huge fan of the Almond Coconut either, but he was intrigued because he doesn’t get along well with dairy products anyway. Next, it was our little guy’s turn to try it. I was really crossing my fingers and praying that he would like it! He had some right after waking from his afternoon nap and I was thrilled to see that he wanted more!! Can you believe it? He had about three to four drinks and then ASKED for more! WHOA!
After leaning about Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, although I wasn’t find of the first flavor we tried, I was rather anxious to try the others. The next time we went to the store we picked up some of the chocolate and vanilla flavors. We enjoyed those flavors much more, which was expected, as we aren’t huge coconut fans! I was thrilled to find out more about this product and how important it is now to me to remove dairy from our home!
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