by Caroline Hogh Groth

Are you one of those people who has been raised on a diet of cows-milk since day dot? Yes, me too. And I absolutely love cows milk, cheese, yoghurt and so on, but if you’ve been following my health journey, you might’ve seen that a few months ago I decided to cut out dairy (& gluten), because of the research I’ve come to find and the direct negative impact it has had on my body & overall health – physically and mentally.

But, just because I don’t drink milk or have dairy anymore, doesn’t mean I don’t still want to have my cup of tea with a dash of “milk’, my ‘sometimes’ cappuccino or a delicious smoothie that’s more dense & nutritious than just making it with filtered or coconut water..

Enter; ALMOND BREEZE. Now, almond milk definitely is far from a new kid on the block, in fact it’s been around for years on end – however, it’s only really come into ‘fashion’ over the last five years or so, when the world seemed to shift into a ‘health-gear’ with an added focus on ‘what the heck’ we actually put into our bodies, and the direct effect it has on our health. Have you felt this shift as well? I certainly have.

Not only are we focusing more on what we put into our bodies, but we’re also focusing on how the things we eat & drink have been produced, where it’s from and the values the food or drink company hold.
So, for myself, I’ve completely switched over to nut & plant-based milks to keep my tummy, mind and body happy. And I’m thriving on them instead of cows milk. I’ve been using Almond Breeze for years because it’s super easy to pick up when I’m at the supermarket, is always priced at an everyday low price, has four varieties to choose from, tastes great and my body agrees with it.

What are the benefits of Almond Breeze?

Well, there’s a whole lot, but I’ll bullet-point a few for your below that has been scientifically proven:

  1. Low in sugar; just make sure you choose the ‘unsweetened’ versions (Almond Breeze Unsweetened
and Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla is delicious!)
  2. High in Vitamin E: Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that combats inflammation and stress in the body, and in just a cup of almond milk, you can get up to 30-50% of your daily Vitamin E intake. Vitamin E has also been found to be incredibly beneficial for brain health & optimised brain function
  3. Naturally Lactose-Free: making it perfect for those who are lactose-intolerant.
  4. Vegan: it’s completely vegan and suitable for vegetarians and vegans to incorporate into their diets.
  5. Low in calories: if you are watching your weight or trying to loose a bit of weight, almond milk is a great option, as it’s low in calories compared to cow’s milk. One cup of almond milk normally only contains 60 calories as oppose to more than double in cow’s milk.
  6. Low in carbs: which means, if you’re after a stabile blood-sugar, this is your guy. Because of its low GI, your body will use the carbs as energy so the sugars aren’t stored as fat.
  7. It contains good fats; if you’re following somewhat of a keto-diet or looking to incorporate more healthy fats into your diet, then almond milk is a great choice, serving up around 3 grams of good fats per serve.There are many more reasons and valid studies shown as to why almond milk is a great addition to anyone’s diet, especially if you’re wanting to focus more on your health and wellbeing.Still confused as to how you can incorporate almond milk into your diet? I’ll give you some examples below:

How to incorporate Almond Breeze:

  • Use it like you’d use regular milk
  • In your coffee or tea
  • Mix it in smoothies
  • Make it into an ice-cream
  • Use it in soups, curries, stews or sauces
  • Use it in your baking and raw treats
  • Drink it straight up (I love the Almond Breeze Chocolate as a treat)