Why this blog?
For me, being vegan is a continual journey. Every day I find out something new about the things I use in my ordinary daily life. I am interested in finding new ways to enhance the vegan-friendliness of my life through the products I use, eat, wear or otherwise consume. Locating vegan goods can be confusing, and at times, even expensive. Ultimately, I would like everything I use to be as vegan as possible, from dish soap to makeup, to the shoes I wear, to my hair care products, and everything in between. I would also like to share with you information about what I try and what I discover along the way, in the hopes that it may be useful to you. I am also open to suggestions if you have anything you recommend, or if there is something you have always wondered about and would like me to check out. Email me at email@example.com. And thanks for reading!
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Blue Diamond Almond Breeze: My Favorite Vegan Milk
As some readers may already know, I stopped drinking Silk soymilk in March 2010 after I learned about their unethical business practices, which caused them to permanently lose me as a customer. I know there are some great organic soymilks out there, but after I quit drinking Silk, I started thinking about other vegan milks. I already get so much soy in my diet, I figured it would be smart to diversify a bit if there was a better alternative.
When I first tried Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, it was love at first taste. I have never found a milk that tastes better. Both the flavor and the texture of the milk are wonderful--it is so creamy and delicious, and you can drink it plain, use it on cereal, bake with it, add it to your coffee, whatever you want. I have tried rice milk, soy milk, and coconut milk, and I confidently assert that none of them taste as great as Almond Breeze. I know it is not "organic," but the issue of organic almonds is not as socially, politically, or environmentally significant to me as the issue of organic soybeans. Also, Blue Diamond does not try to mislead you into thinking they are something that they are not. (From what I can tell, Almond Breeze is growing in popularity, so much so that Silk has decided to compete by launching their own almond milk, yet another product that I will never buy.)
What is your favorite vegan milk? I am curious to find out what you are cooking with and drinking. Also, have any of you ever made your own almond milk? If so, let me know how you did it and what you think about the process. Feel free to leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thanks!