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Almond Banana Berry Smoothie with @Almond_Fresh #Recipe

Almond Fresh Berry smoothie
I’ll let you in on a little secret. You gotta keep it on the down low though okay? Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always enjoyed a nice warm cup of milk before bed. I went through my uber cool phase when I’d drink a latte or cappuccino with friends and then kick myself while I stayed awake all night from the caffeine.  Before kids it was cool to stay up all night. Sleep was for the weak. Now a lack of sleep makes me weak. 

 
Somehow I find as I get older (figuratively of course) I look forward to a nice warm mug of milk to help me unwind before I sleep. A little while back a family member suggested I try grinding almonds into my milk for the added health benefits, so I did. Unfortunately it left me gagging as the small bits of almond became lodged in my throat. That didn’t last too long.
 
I was at a conference a couple of years back, parched from walking around all day, a little hungry and supper wasn’t going to be for another few hours. I reached into my swag bag and found a small tetra pack of Almond Fresh. It looked foreign at first, as it had been years since I drank milk out of a box but I gave it a try. Mmmm. It was love at first sip. I loved the silky smooth texture, consistency and taste. I was in bevvy love. It wasn’t long before I introduced it to my family and our weekly routine of buying three different types of milk for the four of us morphed into one large carton of Earth’s Own Almond Fresh in our fridge.
 
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We have a partially lactose intolerant household and it was getting tedious (not to mention costly) to buy one lactose free, one regular and one low fat milk each week. My kids enjoy the slightly nutty taste of Almond Fresh and when it comes to making smoothies (which are all the rage right now), nothing tastes better with fresh fruit than cold almond milk! I have tried a few different brands but nothing compares to the smooth flavour and consistency of Earth’s Own Almond Fresh milk. I love it in my coffee, I love it poured over my cereal and I especially love it heated up with a sprinkle of cinnamon before bed (and now you know).
 
According to Statistics Canada, sugar consumption in Canada is at an all-time high. The average Canadian consumes 26 teaspoons of sugar per day – that’s 20 bags of sugar per year, and far too many per the World Health Organization (WHO), who is once again urging people to lower the amount of sugar they consume.
Just to break it down for you:
 
Interesting comparisons:
9.5 cubes of sugar in1 can of coke
6.5 cubes of sugar in1 can of Red Bull
3.5 cubes of sugar in4 Oreo cookies
7.5 cubes of sugar in1 Snickers bar
7 cubes of sugar in1⁄2 cup Häagen-Dazs raspberry sorbet
1 serving of Almond Fresh Unsweetened almond milk0 grams of sugar, 35 calories, and fortified with nine essential vitamins and minerals.
 
I’m such a huge fan of Earth’s Own Almond Fresh that I want YOU to try it for yourself. What better way than with an awesome gift basket valued at $150. 
 
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The gift basket includes:
·         Two Almond Fresh tumblers
·         3 coupons for free Almond Fresh almond milk
·         Bamboo kitchen scale
·         Single Service blender
·         Set of six bamboo placemats
·         Stainless steel measuring spoons
·         Stainless steel measuring cups
·         Stainless steel colander
·         Set of four silicone spatulas
 
How do you enter? Simply click here and fill out the entry form, leave a comment below (telling me why you’d LOVE to win this delicious gift basket) and share this blog post with your social network. Then come back and do it all again tomorrow. Easy peasy, almond milk squeezy.

 

 

**GIVEAWAY closed*****

 

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Fariha

The author Fariha

Fariha is a mom of two, journalist, blogger, social media specialist and digital influencer. She is also an ambassador for Canadian diversity. Her blog specializes in lifestyle, automotive, travel, giveaway and product reviews from a uniquely Canadian perspective. If you are interested in collaborating or promoting your product, service or travel destination, email Fariha: editor@canadianmomeh.com or find her on Twitter @CanadianMomEh.

162 Comments

    1. My youngest kidlet is now officially lactose intolerant.This would be a bonus for me with all the other expenses coming up

  1. Love love love Almond Milk and so does my 2.5 year old! We go through so much of the stuff just drinking it, never mind using it in recipes! This would be amazing to win!

  2. I would love this because I have a milk allergy and I love almond milk. At least with this, I can enjoy some cereal finally. Thank you for this opportunity!

  3. I’d love to win this prize pack as it contains a lot of useful kitchen items and I’d love to try Almond Fresh milk as I’ve never tried it before.

  4. I love Almond Fresh and I’m just new into Juicing. What better way to start my healthy habit than to have it in a Almond Fresh tumbler! Also, the cooking utensils (measuring spoons and cups, colander, kitchen scale. They’d all be excellent for a home cook like me. It’s just wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity.

  5. I already SUPER love Almond Fresh!!!! Would love to win this amaaaaaaaaaaaazing prize pack! Thanks so much!!!

  6. I have never tried Almond fresh but it sounds real good and would love to win this so I can try it, and its an amazong prize pack

  7. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT!!!!! I love Almond Milk – it doesn’t bother my stomach like regular milk – I would love to win this gift because all my favorite things I like or need is in there.

  8. I would love to win this because I have not tried almond fresh products and would like to. My son has type 1 diabetes and almonds are way lower in carbs! I think this could be a nice alternative to milk for him at times

  9. Since I am unable to drink “real milk”, Almond Milk has been my choice. Love that you have it with other items , that I like to use 🙂 Thank You for the Giveaway.

  10. I am entering your giveaway.
    In response to your question of
    Why would you LOVE to win this fabulous $150 prize pack from Almond Fresh?
    I would love to win this prize pack because Almond Fresh is a great product
    and there are some great items in this prize pack.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. I don’t like the taste of “regular” milk, and would love to try Almond Fresh – I’ve heard great things about it

  12. I have been having trouble with lactose since I had surgery so I would love to win this as Almond Milk is one thing I can drink and I would love to try this brand. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  13. My husband has recently cut dairy out of his diet and has been drinking Almond milk instead and it turns out the kids love it too. I would love to win this prize pack for the free coupons and for the single size blender which would be great for hubbies smoothies (he tends to include some ingredients that the kids aren’t always fans of). All of the other kitchen tools would be great too. I could replace some of the tired looking old things I have now!

  14. I thought I should let you know that the picture for the link for the Smoothie Pin in the form above does not seem to be working so I Pinned it directly from your Pinterest page.

  15. I am lactose intolerant and only drink and use Almond milk in my cereal and recipes. I love Almond Fresh the best!

  16. I recently tried Almond Fresh and found I really enjoyed the taste more than I expected to. I love getting new kitchen gadgets as well, so they would be put to goo duse.

  17. being diabetic, it is sometimes hard to count carbs with meals that require milk (or even cereal and milk) when sooo much of the carb allowance goes to the milk …. it’s nice to see a VERY LOW carb/low sugar alternative!

  18. Lovely giveaway! I love almond milk since i don’t drink milk. I use almond milk for smoothies and in my cereal. I love it! I would love to win this! Thank you for the opportunity!

  19. I regularly drink Almond Fresh and incorporate it into my smoothies! I would love this gift basket to share with my friends and family!

  20. What a great prize pack! We’ve been drinking Almond Fresh for years. My daughter especially loves it warmed up at night when she’s having trouble relaxing or getting to sleep.

  21. My grand daughter and I love to make Almond smoothies… we are both lactose intolerant and she like to create amazing fruit drinks and then we also turn them into frozen pops!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

  22. We just recently changed to Almond Fresh and this is a wonderful prize pack ! We could make some delicious smoothies!

  23. I would love to win this awesome giveaway because I buy almond milk as a treat for myself and it would be great to just win some plus all the other nice things in this package.Thank you for a chance.

  24. You can make so many things with Almond Milk or just drink it. It can be cool and refreshing drink for anytime of the day. It is an awesome gift package and it is always nice to topen your email and find out you have won something. It puts a skip in your step for the rest of the day.

  25. I love to bake and it would be nice to have some new utensils (and I’ve been hinting how I’d like a kitchen scale).

  26. My family is reluctantly making the switch from cow’s milk. Yes, i’m the one with lactaid tablets on top of her ice cream cone! I’m always on the lookout for tasty alternatives so this would be a timely and hopefully yummy win.

  27. I would love to win this because I have never tried Almond Milk and I want to see if it is something my family would like as well.

  28. I have never tried Almond Fresh before and I would love the opportunity to try it. I am lactose intolerant and this would be a great substitute for me.

  29. i would totally be grateful for winning this perfect gift basket because it would set me up ‘to win’ with my new heath goals concerning eating better!

  30. I would like to win this because I’ve heard a lot of good things about almond fresh, I like trying new things and I can always use new kitchen things.

  31. This would be a great package to win! I am gluten free and make 99% of all cooking & baking from scratch, I bake everyday and love using Almond Fresh in my cooking as well as the baking. It gives any recipe a much better taste as well as consistency!

  32. I’d like to win because I would lik eto try some other flavours of Almond Fresh. So far I’ve only tried Vanilla.

  33. I do not know when exactly I totally changed to Almond Milk but here I am – totally almond. I use it for my smoothies, baking and cooking. I love it plain in a nice cold glass too.

  34. My daughter can only drink almond milk due to allergies so this would be great to win she is 14 and loves to help in the kitchen.

  35. With the morning rush of getting to work and school on time, we gave become a smoothie-for-breakfast family! My husband is vegan and my child is picky… Almond milk would be a wonderful solution.

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