100 lb. Club - Unsweetened Almond Breeze
04-28-2011, 05:54 PM
something possessed me and i bought 2 containers on sale (the stuff that can stay in the cupboard til you open it) One in vanilla, and one in chocolate, because it's only 40 calories?? what the what???
Ok, now what do I DO with it???? is it vile without any sugar in it? put it in a smoothie of some kind I assume? maybe mix the chocolate with cold coffee??
Any recipes/ideas appreciated as always!
04-28-2011, 06:43 PM
I'm not a milk drinker, but I really enjoy the vanilla unweetened AB. I use it in oatmeal, or for cereal (which I don't have often). It doesn't ned to be "hidden" in other foods - it's good on its own.
Check out the Hungry Girl site - she loves the vanilla stuff and uses it in lots of recipes. I know a lot of her stuff is processed, but she could give you ideas for how to use it.
04-28-2011, 06:51 PM
I LOVE IT!!!! I am a former lover of cow milk, but the sugar makes me stay away. The almond milk tastes just as good on its own. Good luck!
04-28-2011, 06:53 PM
If you taste it and decide it needs to be a little sweeter, I use agave nectar in it.
I make pancakes with it, use it in my coffee, eat it with cereal. It's not that good as a substitute for milk in macaroni and cheese. I like driniking it straight, but like regular milk, it needs to be cold. I've made smoothies with it too. Very nice blended with ice, banana and berries.
04-28-2011, 07:01 PM
if you look on the Hungry Girl website she uses it for tons of stuff
04-28-2011, 07:06 PM
I loooooooooove the vanilla Almond Breeze. I use it in plain cereal(no sugar) and it's so yummy! Gives the cereal a touch of sweetness. I also give my kids the plain kind and they love that. We don't drink cows milk so it's a nice substitute. They call it chocolate milk because it has a slightly sweet taste and I guess that's what they think it is. I am not complaining. lol
04-28-2011, 07:06 PM
I use it on oatmeal, and in any recipes that call for milk.
04-28-2011, 07:43 PM
I love Almond Breeze Unsweetened. I am lactose intolerant and it doesn't bother me one bit. I used to use rice milk or soy, but my preferance is the almond. My favorite drink is 8-12 ozs of almond milk and I add a s/f mocha flavor or french vanilla packet to it for a frappucino (sp). I use a lot of ice and my blender ball. Delicious treat for around 60 cal. The packets I use are called North Star. They are s/f and are 20cal per. Very tasty!!
I use the plain almond breeze unsweetend in my smoothies
04-28-2011, 11:23 PM
Ha! I did the same thing yesterday! I had been buying almond milk off and on for a few months, but had not tried the unsweetened until yesterday. I actually think it tastes better than the sweetened version. I drank 2 cups yesterday since it's so low in calories. It has 50% more calcium than cow's milk too!
04-28-2011, 11:34 PM
I can't wait to try it! I've got an early start tomorrow (WOW I admit it I'm getting up early to watch Wills & Kate!!) and I've got a handful of frozen strawberries, 1/2 a frozen nana, a scoop of protein powder and some A.Breeze, wish me luck LOL
04-29-2011, 10:28 AM
Yum! How did it turn out? I love unsweetened AB. I am also lactose intolerant, and I find it tastes pretty good plain. I've tried soy mild and rice milk, and I really prefer the AB.
04-29-2011, 10:49 AM
Well, I didn't freeze the banana properly I guess??? I had half a nana and put it in a zip lock and then put it in the freezer, but it was black LOL so i skipped that!!
ummmm and then the wedding fever overcame us and we popped a bottle of champagne instead LOL nice way to start the day!!!
I'll try it tomorrow ;)
Someone at work said sugar free jello chocolate pudding made with the unsweetened chocolate almond breeze is AH-MAY-ZING!
04-29-2011, 02:43 PM
Regarding the banana -- That usually happens if it freezes and then thaws. Did someone maybe leave the freezer open?
04-29-2011, 03:02 PM
I like the unsweetend AB and use it for smoothies.
I also freeze bananas , but you need to use them as soon as you take them out of the freezer. I put them in my smoothies and don't need ice cubes the bananas are cold enough and they are nice and white if you use them right away.
Shannon in ATL
04-29-2011, 03:33 PM
I love the unsweetened almond breeze in smoothies, too. The vanilla flavor is yummy in oatmeal.
Did you peel the banana before you put it in the freezer? I ask because the first time I froze one I didn't - the peel turned black, and then the banana did, too. Since then I peel them and freeze in individual snack baggies. It stays all nice and pretty now. :)
04-29-2011, 03:35 PM
I love a creme slush from Sonic, but the cals and sugar are way too much. So, I made Vanilla Sugar Free Pudding using Almond Milk (unsweet), separated it into 4 cups, allowed them to set, then mixed 7 oz Diet Orange Crush soda with it :drool: :drool:
You can make sugar free chocolate pudding with it and add coconut flavoring----MMMMM :drool: :drool: mock Almond Joy!!
04-29-2011, 06:03 PM
Wow! I can't wait to try this stuff out!
04-30-2011, 12:22 PM
I love almond milk too. Most kinds. Lots of calcium and tastes great. I substitute it for cows milk often... but my doctor told me to be aware of my protein intake if I made a complete switch- unlike dairy products, there is very little protein in almond milk. So my Greek yogurt with 14g protein is still on the menu! Between the Almond Milk and yogurt I don't feel deprived!!
04-30-2011, 12:50 PM
I've been wondering about all the different 'milks' that are out there but haven't been sure which ones were good or what to try. Prompted by this thread, I went out and bought a carton of the AB unsweetened vanilla. I have to say, it's pretty good! And I like that it has the same about of calcium as regular nonfat milk but about half the calories.
I don't drink a lot of milk on its own but do sometimes make cocoa using a cup of milk and an SF hot chocolate packet, so now I will try it with the almond milk. I also used some of it in my coffee this morning instead of creamer.
The downside is as someone mentioned, the lesser amount of protein, but not a big deal for me since I generally get in the recommended amount per day. It also has a bit more sodium than I'd generally like, but not a big deal.
04-30-2011, 12:51 PM
well, it's official -- i'm a fan!!! I wish i'd known about this stuff before LOL My friend came over and whipped up some delightful concoction with cold coffee, chocolate unsweetened A.B., a frozen banana (i didn't take enough air out of the bag first time around i guess???) and some protein powder and holy hanna it was good!!!
04-30-2011, 01:00 PM
... a frozen banana (i didn't take enough air out of the bag first time around i guess???) ...
If you peel and slice the banana before you freeze it, they won't turn black. And they're easier to eat! I have started doing that for my afternoon snack along with my Greek yogurt. Frozen banana slices take a lot longer to eat than a banana and feels more like a treat. :)
04-30-2011, 03:15 PM
i bought it too but i didnt like the taste or the texture. i think it threw me off because it says MILK but its not really like milk..its more bland white water... i try to put it into my coffee now.. lol
04-30-2011, 03:53 PM
I love almond milk. It has less cals, less sugar, less carbs. It's delicious, and I use it in anything I'd use milk in anyway. Like, oatmeal, cereal, smoothies, etc. It's delicious.
04-30-2011, 08:30 PM
I am loving this thread! I have been so curious about it but wasn't sure what to do with it. I definitely need more calcium, so I'm trying it. Thanks for all the ideas!
05-01-2011, 09:40 AM
I mix my protein shake with it.