A few weeks ago, I was asked if I would like to try a new product that was being launched as an addition to an already amazing lineup of products that was Gluten free, as well as dairy free; it was Almond Fresh by Earth’s Own, an almond based milk alternative. Earth’s Own is Gluten-Free so when they mentioned that they were adding an Almond Fresh Coconut flavour to their line of Almond Fresh beverages, I was intrigued . I love coconut- anything! It is so good for you, so I said I would love to try it.
I was very excited when I received my vouchers; I purchased the vanilla and the chocolate almond fresh as I found them at the store quite easily. The chocolate Almond Fresh really didn’t have a chance of lasting more than a night in our house – seriously loved it, the whole family did – even DH who can have regular chocolate milk! It had a very rich, chocolaty taste and was not chalky in any way as other drinks have been in the past. We also picked up Earth’s Own So Good Chocolate soy beverage; we enjoyed them both, but I have to say my favorite was definitely the Almond Fresh!
They have also just launched a shelf stable 946ml size and a single serve size they’re calling “Almond on the go” these are perfect for sticking in your purse or lunchbox or for having on the go after a workout . The best thing about these is that they do not have to be refrigerated – my family went on a hike and it was a great snack for them to have when they stopped for a rest, and they didn’t have to worry about carrying cold packs!
Almond Fresh is great for people suffering from lactose intolerance or
milk allergies! It’s high in calcium and also fortified with vitamins.
They are also low in calories and one serve provides 45% of your daily recommended
dose of vitamin D, 25% of Riboflavin, and 50% of B12
•Dairy-free and does not contain lactose or casein
• Fortified with calcium, vitamin A and vitamin D and contains naturally
occurring vitamin E, riboflavin, vitamin B12, iron, phosphorus, magnesium
• Almond Fresh Vanilla and Original have about half the calories per
serving of 2% milk and is comparable in fat.
•The Unsweetened flavour contains only 30 calories per serving – that’s
less than half of the calories found in skim milk
• Almond Fresh products are wheat and gluten free- love this!
• Certified kosher
- An excellent source of nutrition and contains 7 grams of soy protein and 308 mg of calcium (per 250 ml serving).
- Low in saturated fat and only 110 calories per serving.
- Fortified with 15 essential vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, D2, B12 and riboflavin.
- And is also Gluten free!
It did take me a while to find the new Coconut Almond Fresh, the grocery stores around here did not have it and I had just injured my ankle, and was supposed to be off it completely so traveling around to several stores without help was a bit of a problem. I was finally able to weight bear on my ankle and ventured out to a Metro that I never shop at. I was on a mission to find the Coconut Almond Fresh; by now I had anticipated finding it so much that I wasn’t sure if it would stand up. It did not disappoint, it was very rich and creamy like the other flavours, with a light coconut taste, so if you weren’t a big fan of coconut like my husband it was still a very nice tasting drink- but if you were a coconut fan it was still very satisfying and had a very nice rich texture!
We made some great popsicles from them as well
- 1cup Coconut Almond Fresh [can use any flavour]
- 1 scoop protein powder [we used whey protein]
- ½ cup vanilla yogurt
- Blend together in blender and pour into 8 popsicle molds and place popsicle sticks in centre when filled. Place in freezer to freeze [overnight preferably]
- Then enjoy! Great snack for a hot day!
Word of caution: although it was fairly easy to find most of the other flavours in any of the stores, the coconut flavour was difficult to find in all the stores, but then again, it was just launched; it was worth it when I finally did! I guess we just need to keep asking the stores to carry them!
Earth’s Own product line includes Non-Dairy Beverage brands: So Good, So Nice, Almond Fresh and ryza. They are also the makers of Sunrise Brand Soy Beverage, Soyummi non-dairy puddings, and YÜ Organic Rice beverages. For more information please visit Earth’s Own website.
I really liked all the great flavours of Almond fresh and the So Good we tried, and I love that I get to share this – I am doing giveaway of product vouchers for a lucky person to try! Total approx value $30.
“Disclosure: although I received some product vouchers and compensation, the opinions on this blog are my own.”
Many thanks to Earth’s Own for providing the review and giveaway product.
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