I decided to try both the original and the Vanilla flavored Silk Pure Almond Milk products. I used the vanilla flavored milk first, both on my cereal and in a smoothie. I will NOT use it on my cereal again, it was way too sweet and it had kind of a weird syrupy viscosity to it that I found unpleasant to look at while I ate. I know...I told you before...I have weird texture issues when it comes to food. HOWEVER...the Vanilla Almond milk rocked out loud when I added it to my fruit smoothies! Seriously killer and a much healthier alternative to regular milk. The vanilla flavor and sweetness took my lackluster smoothie to a whole new level and I felt really hip and sexy while drinking it because I knew that I was putting good, healthy, nutritious stuff into my body. Almond Milk is chock full of natural antioxidants, and as much calcium and vitamin D as dairy milk, with absolutely no cholesterol, saturated fat, dairy or soy. Best of all, a serving of Silk Pure Almond Vanilla almondmilk is only 90 calories. I KNOW! What a great addition to my healthy eating regimen, right?
The Silk Pure Almond Original Milk worked better for me on my cereal. While it does have a little different taste than regualr milk, I found the nutty kick it added to my cereal to be enjoyable. My kids didn't even know it was almond milk when I poured it over their corn flakes, other than they found just a hint of sweetness that meant they weren't complaining about not adding a spoonful of sugar to their cereal. Yay for healthy alternatives! The viscosity is a little different than whole milk, it is actually closer to skim or 1% milk, but I got over that quickly once I dug into the cereal, because the taste of Silk Pure Almond Milk is actually very creamy/silky. Hence the name I guess, huh?
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by Silk Pure Almond Milk. I will definitely add it to my grocery list. Honestly, it won't completely replace my regular milk, but I will incorporate it as a healthy alternative for things like smoothies and cereal and soups, etc. And it is a great soy free alternative to dairy for people who are soy and lactose intolerant.
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**Disclosure: I did not receive monetary compensation for this review. I did receive 2 coupons for Silk Pure Almond Milk from Silk in order to try the product and facilitate this review.