I'm an avid drinker of regular normal moo cow milk. My usual choice is 2%, or 1% if I'm feeling extra healthy. Today, I ran across a great deal for H-E-B brand Almond Milk Original which was originally $2.48, and had a $1.00 off coupon. I also remember my friend Ashley from Go Get Smashed saying something about how good almond milk tastes. I'm a little hesitant about dairy/meat substitutes, but I wanted to give it a shot since it was so cheap.
Let me begin by saying that almond milk has a lot less calories than regular milk. It's also better if you have any sort of lactose intolerance (I think most people have it to some degree). It's also a great way to segue into veganism.
Here are the nutrition facts:
Serving Size 1 Cup
Total Fat: 2.5g
Compare to a cup of 2% milk
Total Fat: 5g
It's literally HALF the calories and fat of milk. But does it taste good? My answer: yes. I don't drink milk much outside of cereal, and when mixed with my Quaker Oatmeal squares, it tastes very similar, actually thicker, than my 2% milk.
I'm going to try the chocolate almond milk next!
****UPDATE: Just tried the Original with my Special K Red Berries and it was great! Loved it!****