30 Mar 2011, Comments (3)

Trader Joe’s Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

Author: Healthnuttxo

I absolutely love almond milk. I mostly have it with cereal and fruit for breakfast before going to the gym in the morning. Although it’s low on protein, I find it’s lighter on my stomach than dairy is, and I have never had a problem with it.

So, the other day at Trader Joe’s, I went to get some Almond Milk and noticed that Trader Joe’s had their own version. I’m always up for trying new brands, so I put it in my cart and bought it.

Once home, I tried it two ways. By itself, and with cereal and fruit with 1 packet of stevia sweetener, seeing as it was the unsweetened variety.

By itself, it was really creamy tasting- almost like the cream you put in coffee. There really wasn’t much vanilla flavor otherwise, but I could have totally used it as is with my cereal.

Next, with the cereal/fruit/stevia, it had a  VERY strong vanilla flavor. I was amazed at how the sweetness I added really brought out the vanilla in this almond milk. So good! But very unique, I dont think I have ever had an almond milk with that much vanilla flavor (and I add the same amount of sweetness to my cereal every morning!)

Overall, pretty good! I would get it again. Some things to note that it stated on the carton was that this is “Gluten Free”, “Lactose Free”, “Dairy Free” and “Vegan”. It’s also a tad high in sodium, 180 mg, but I’m not overly concerned with my sodium levels so I think that’s a good level for me. 4 stars

1 cup is 40 calories, 3 grams of fat, 2 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, less than 1 gram of sugar and 1 gram of protein.

What’s your favorite type of milk? rice? almond? oat? Please let me know! 🙂

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Comments (3) »

  • Missy says:

    I love unsweetened almond milk, both plain and vanilla. I sadly am nowhere near a Trader Joes, but I’ve always bought Blue Diamond. Recently, Silk came out with almond milks (including dark chocolate!) and I’ve used their unsweetened plain. I really like it as well, very creamy and only 35 calories a cup!!!

  • Healthnuttxo says:

    ooh, dark chocolate! Sounds so goood 🙂

  • TeaBagginit says:

    Tj’s almond milk is my absolute FAV!!! I think it’s creamier & tastier than all the other brands out there! I’ll go to tj’s after the grocery store just to get more of that milky gold! Love it!

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