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Almond Milk - A Nutritiously “Nutty” Beverage

Did you know? Almond milk is a non-dairy beverage made from real almonds. This smooth and creamy beverage offers a hint of almond flavor and contains a starting lineup of powerful nutrients and nutritional benefits.

Trim the Waist Line. At only 40 calories per eight-ounce serving and low in fat, unsweetened almond milk offers a low-calorie beverage option to enhance any meal or snack.

Bone-Building Beverage. Almond milk is rich in calcium and vitamin D, which work together to build and maintain strong bones in men, women and children.

Healthy Glow. One serving of almond milk contains 50% of the daily recommendation of Vitamin E, an antioxidant that plays a role in healthy skin and hair.

Heart Health Benefits. Almond milk is free of cholesterol, saturated fat and trans fat, and filled with heart-healthy unsaturated fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids.

Allergen-Friendly. You don’t have to have a food allergy or intolerance, such as lactose intolerance, to enjoy this beverage; but if you do, you’re in for a treat. Blue Diamond Almond Breeze® does not contain lactose or casein and is free of eggs, wheat, gluten and peanuts.

Commercial almond milk products come in plain, vanilla, chocolate or unsweetened flavors. Look for almond milk in cartons, either on the shelves or in the refrigerated section of your local Hy-Vee HealthMarket department. Refrigerated almond milk should be stored at a temperature of 35 to 45 degrees F up until the “sell by” date printed on the carton, and should be used within 7 days after opening. Unopened shelf-stable almond milk can be stored in your pantry unrefrigerated up until the “best before” date printed on the carton and should be used within 7 to 10 days of opening. For optimal taste, it is recommended to refrigerate shelf-stable almond milk overnight before opening.

Enjoy almond milk chilled by the glass and on your cereals. You can also puree almond milk with frozen berries or bananas for a refreshing smoothie, or add as a non-dairy creamer to coffee. With the exception of instant pudding, almond milk may also be substituted cup-for-cup in your favorite recipe. For additional ideas on incorporating almond milk into your diet, contact a Hy-Vee dietitian.

Strawberry-Banana Frosty
Serves 3.

All you need

  • 2 cups Hy-Vee original or vanilla almond milk
  • 1 ripe banana, broken into chunks
  • 1 cup (about 6) frozen Hy-Vee whole strawberries
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar

All you do

  1. Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts per serving: 160 calories, 2 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 30 g sugar, 2 g protein.

Daily Values: 8% vitamin A, 60% vitamin C, 2% calcium, 2% iron.

The information is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice.

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