CLOSED-Almond Fresh & Ryza Review! & $40 Whole Foods Card #Giveaway!

 

Hey All!

Ever since I was a child I have been lactose intolerant. I’ve gotten a little better with age as I LOVE ice cream and cheese. I’m an ice cream addict! I’m still would never drink milk straight in a glass or put it in my cereal. My stomach couldn’t handle it. My family on the other hand are big Milk drinkers so I still have to buy milk. I buy different milk for each of us. I buy regular 1% or 2% milk for my teen as my teen has milk in his cereal almost every day breakfast and I buy whole for my fiance. Since I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease I have been drinking goats milk and Almond milk to substitute milk in my cereal and for anything else I need to use milk in like baking. As you can see a lot goes into our shopping each month with milks alone.


So you can imagine how excited I was to get the amazing chance from Family Review Network and Canadian beverage company Earth’s Own to review their two amazing products Almond Fresh almond milk and Ryza rice milk. Almond Fresh and Ryza were originally sold only in Canada and were hugely popular. They are now sold here in participating Whole Foods Grocery stores here in the USA.

Ryza is also the only rice milk to contain 16 grams of whole grains per one cup serving. Ryza contains no added oils, making it half the fat of the leading competitor. I loved the taste of Ryza. I tried it in my cereal and I tried it in my morning milk shake. It tastes great in a smoothy!

Almond Fresh is made with nutrient-rich real California almonds and it offers a unique “real nutty taste” that is exclusive to the beverage. In 2011, it received the “Best New Product” award in the Dairy Alternative category as voted by more than 25,000 consumers and featured in Canadian Living magazine.

I loved this Almond milk! It tastes great by itself when I have it in a glass and it also tastes great with my cereal. The almond nutty tastes doesn’t over power the taste of your cereal. I also for the heck of it tried the Almond Fresh chocolate milk since it was at my local Whole Foods and I’m happy to say it tastes just like low fat chocolate milk!

I also tried one of the recipes from the Almond Fresh websitesince I love to try new recipes and I LOVE Crepes! They had a recipe for Almond Fresh Crêpes à l’Amande. I could resist trying it!

This is the recipe below and it makes 16-20 crepes.

2 cups Almond Fresh Unsweetened or Original
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp salt

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender with the Almond Fresh and puree until smooth. Refrigerate batter for ½ hour.
2. Heat a 6” non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
3. Pour approximately 1/4 cup of the batter in the hot pan and swirl the pan so the batter evenly coats the bottom of the pan, pour off any excess back into the batter.
4. Cook the crêpe about 1 minute on each side until crêpe is set and slightly golden.
5. Continue to cook crêpe one at a time until the batter is used, brushing the pan with oil or butter if needed.
6. Fold the crepe in four and serve with fresh fruit and maple syrup.

I added some bananas, ice cream and Nutella to my crepe but you can do whatever you’d like.

This recipe was amazing! If you’re lactose intolerant or just hate milk and are looking for an alternative I highly recommend you try Almond Fresh & Ryza!

Almond Fresh & Ryza would like one of my Readers to try it as well by having one of you Win a $40 gift card to Whole Foods!

GIVEAWAY!

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