Powered by Mom does Mocha Monday with Almond Breeze #CoolerwithAlmondBreeze
I am absolutely thrilled to say that I was selected to be a part of the #CoolerWithAlmondBreeze program in Canada! Why am I excited about this?! I am excited because I LOVE almond milk and in fact Almond Breeze was the brand that originally won me over to including almond milk in my daily nutrition. I’ve never been a big milk drinker, don’t like the taste but I love other dairy products.
When I discovered Almond Breeze Almond Milk Mocha Mondays were created and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 😉 . My mochas with almond milk are so yummy and it’s all part of my journey of being the healthiest me possible and Almond Breeze kickstarting it for me for 2015. Read on and I’ll have you wanting to try an almond milk mocha too.
Love my healthy gift pack from Almond Breeze below! It’s all going to help me take more steps in my journey to being the healthiest me possible!
I’ve been drinking almond milk for a couple of years and it was Almond Breeze that turned me into an almond milk convert. The only milk I did use was cream in my coffee, lots of cream & sugar (shudder). When I went searching for milk alternatives, all the research led me to almond milk as it was a great source of calcium, lactose free, gluten free and of course dairy free.
I had finally found something I could drink in my coffee that liked that wasn’t fattening cream! Switching to almond milk gave me a healthier alternative to my coffee along with cutting down my sugar intake.
Best thing I ever did as I liked it right away, the chocolate, regular, unsweetened, vanilla I loved them all and I liked it in my coffee especially my mochas and lattes! Now I only almond milk for my mochas and lattes. When I heard that Almond Breeze was coming out this month with a refrigerated almond milk I couldn’t wait to try it! I found it at my local health food store but I’ve heard it’s at IGC and possibly Thrifty’s here in BC and it can be found at Sobey’s across Canada.
It comes in original and unsweetened original, as well as vanilla and unsweetened vanilla yum. Are you wondering just how good almond milk is in my mocha or latte? How do I do it? Well first I add like 1/2 teaspoon of cocoa to my cup, you can use hot chocolate if you want. I also add about 1-1 1/2 teaspoons of my coconut sugar and then I brew my coffee, usually espresso shots for the mochas or lattes.
I froth the almond milk as I like foam and for anyone who doesn’t know or tried it before almond milk foams oh so nicely check it out! Super foamy!
I used the original unsweetened almond milk but I also love it with the sweetened one which still doesn’t add that much more sugar or calories. Even more scrumptious is the vanilla almond milk to use for a vanilla latte or even in my mocha, I’m not picky it all tastes good. It’s foamy, has a creaminess to it without being heavy like coffee cream.
Switching to almond milk for my coffee alone cut down on drinking a lot of cream and my sugar and I still get a great coffee. I think my mochas are better than Starbucks but I am biased. It’s such a healthy alternative that is lower in fat without tasting like it, awesome source of calcium and remember it’s lactose, gluten, dairy and cholesterol free! It’s a mocha you don’t have to feel guilty about!
Check out the back of the carton and see all the goodness it contains!
Almond Breeze is the ultimate creamy, silky texture that just tastes good. I always have one of the shelf stable cartons in my cupboard in case I forget to go shopping before I run out. Now I have even more options with their new refrigerated almond milk yum. They are virtually the same the shelf stable remains at a high temperature for longer than the refrigerated product during production, and is packaged in a tetra-pak designed for shelf stability prior to opening. Just depends on your preference, I like both.
I also use almond milk in my cereal, oatmeal, some soups and of course my smoothies but it’s more than just smoothies. I’ll be sharing a smoothie recipe and possibly a surprise recipe with you all later this month. If you haven’t tried almond milk yet why not, it’s the best milk alternative out there and of course in my opinion it tastes better than milk it’s my first choice! Almond Breeze almond milk will continue to play a big role in my journey of being healthy as possible for 2015 as I try even more new ways to enjoy my almond milk. Oh the possibilities!
This post was sponsored by Almond Breeze however as always all opinions are 100% my own. I truly love almond milk, wouldn’t you if you had mochas like this? 🙂