Monday, April 11, 2011

Grocery Find - HEB Almond Milk

I've been buying HEB Lactose Free milk for about three years and while it has been very good, drinking more than a glass would still result in very mild stomach discomfort.  Milk substitutes have always been interesting to me, but I've never tried one.  Soy and rice milk are two popular choices, and recently hemp milk has been getting more publicity.  I would never drink soy milk because of the natural estrogen.  Almond milk is another substitute that I had not given much thought, but about two months ago HEB came out with their own almond milk.  They had a $1 off coupon so I decided to try it.

HEB almond milk

I'm very happy with this product.  I've never really enjoyed the taste of milk and the almond milk has only a hint of almond and vanilla flavor and not much else.  I went with the unsweetened vanilla variety because I don't need extra sugar and the vanilla adds a flavor the almond milk needs.  The drink itself is creamy and goes perfectly with cereal or pastries/desserts.  Strangely enough the package touts that it is 60 calories per serving, but the nutritional information on the side says it is 40 calories per serving.

HEB almond milk is now the milk substitute of choice in my house.

3 comments:

  1. you know men have natural estrogen, right?

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  2. Yes. Considering too much estrogen can cause health problems in a man, I'm not sure why a man would drink soy milk that will add to the natural balance in his body.

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  3. The phytoestrogens in soy milk can serve a small benefit in males. By helping the body produce less natural estrogen which is the culprit for these "health problems". :)

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