Not sure what is going on here in the Northeast region because we got slammed with more snow today, and we have another 8-15 inches on the way. Oh boy! To be honest, I don't mind the snow since I don't have to shovel in my urban neighborhood, but I really do feel for those who have to shovel, especially those with really long driveways! 🙁
I wish there was a paid service people could call to have their driveways shoveled. Does such a service exist? Anyone know? I would love for my parents to have this service.
It sure looks pretty though.
The snow covered trees look so pretty, everything is so much brighter. I love it!
So last week I headed to Whole Foods and picked up Almond Milk (unsweetened), I figured I'd try it, plus it was organic. I was open to trying Almond Milk since it is low calorie, cholesterol-free, and there is no saturated fat. Awesome! Unfortunately though, it is low in protein.
INGREDIENTS - a couple people mentioned dl-alpha tocopherol acetate is a FAKE Vitamin E. Anyone know?
Whole Foods @ $2
No Saturated Fat
Calcium - 20%
Vitamin D - 25%
Vitamin E - 50%
VERDICT - 4.5 / 5
Personally, I really enjoyed Whole Foods Almond Milk. It tasted slightly nutty and almondy, obviously. Although I enjoyed the taste, I'm not a milk drinker and I wouldn't be able to drink Almond Milk on its own, in other words, I would need to use it in a smoothie, or in a cup of tea, or in oatmeal.
I tried Almond Milk in my tea and it was yummy! It didn't give my tea that creamy & milky effect a dairy milk product would, but it certainly gave my tea a nutty flavor that I loved.
Additionally, I tried Almond Milk in my oatmeal and it was delicious. It looked and tasted creamy, however I wasn't able to detect that nutty flavor I was looking for. This was probably because I added a bunch of flavors to my oatmeal, such as, cinnamon, agave, banana, and peanut butter.
TIP: You can enhance the almond flavor in your oatmeal by using ¼ teaspoon of Almond Extract.
The downside of this product is there isn't enough protein so I'll be going back and forth between my usual dairy milk and Almond Milk.
Overall, I felt the texture of the Almond Milk was slightly more creamy than 1% Low Fat Milk and slightly less creamy than 2% Reduced Fat Milk. I love that it was between. Another great thing about this product is it's unsweetened, this way I can control the amount of sugar that goes into my meals. I'll definitely be purchasing Whole Foods Organic AlmondMilk (Unsweetened), again!
Tell Me: If you tried this product, what are your thoughts on it?
I just saw this on foodgawker! Great photo! You guys are getting hit with the snow! I live in central Indiana and we get lots of snow, but nothing like you! I have never had almond milk before, I think I will have to give it a try! 🙂