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Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut....

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Thursday, March 28, 2013



No, I don't mean the candy bars.



It is a continuation of something I have learned from Spark People, of always being willing to try something new.



Where I work as a cashier at Walmart,



I have a unique vantage point on what people are buying.



Many come through with an assortment of junk food.



Others with a healthier choice of food.



But lately, something has been coming through that really piqued my interest.



People have been buying something called almond milk.



I had never tried it before, so I decided to give it a try, and bought some.



I took it home and tried some.



And it was pretty good.



It tastes like regular dairy milk, though with an almond aftertaste. Not surprising, as it is made from almonds.



But is it healthy? Just listen to this link:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
njmvQ4UEjaw


Here's the nutrition info:



There are several reasons why people opt for it rather than dairy milk.



One is, they may be lactose intolerant.



Not this kind,



but this kind.



Others, for myriad valid reasons, have opted for a vegetarian lifestyle,





or even going totally vegan.



While I respect their choice and viewpoint, I'm not quite ready to cross that road yet.





Though I have eaten with great appreciation many vegetarian dishes, like Boca burgers instead of hamburgers.



No, I drink this almond milk because I like it.



I am more careful about what I put into my body, since I have seen the horrors of how the food industry gives their mass produced food.



Trying to opt for naturally produced meat,



dairy,



and produce.



When spring finally rolls around, I plan to go to the local farmer's market



For some of the freshesf food.



I know I won't be disappointed. So yes, I do feel like a nut.



And I like it!







Or a very merry unbirthday!

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EXERCISEMOM1 5/26/2013 8:40PM

  You did a great job putting this together!

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EFFRAYECHILDE 4/19/2013 10:34AM

    emoticon I loved the squirrels! And, I too find almond milk to be very tasty.

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111BUTTERFLY111 4/3/2013 6:45AM

    GREAT blog! THANKS!!

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BRAVELUTE 4/1/2013 1:37PM

    From one very opinionated person to another, I think, I resembled every point you made. Love almond milk. I drink it because I like it, I have been lactose intolerant in the past and grew up HATING the goats milk I was given instead, AND Dr. Fuhrman tells me I just don't need that other stuff. So, when I feel like drinking some milk with a bowl of fruit (or even a cookie from Back to Nature) I opt for Almond Breeze, but Almond Silk is quickly edging Breeze out. I guess I'll have to read some labels the next time I need to buy some.

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GRAMPIAN 3/31/2013 5:05AM

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  loved it great

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PCASEY7 3/30/2013 11:55PM

    Enjoyed your blog, thanks!

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CORNERKICK 3/30/2013 3:40PM

  emoticon BLOG!!

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ALIDOSHA 3/30/2013 1:33PM

    Great blog and pictures. emoticon

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IAMAGEMLOVER 3/30/2013 12:13PM

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CEEMAY 3/30/2013 9:49AM

    Great blog! I often feel like a nut!!

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KABMPH 3/30/2013 6:48AM

    I drink both soy milk and regular milk. I try to eat real foods too. Being the gluten free nut there are a lot of over processed foods I can't eat! Thanks for your clever post! Good luck!

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BANNERMAN 3/30/2013 2:32AM

  Thanks for many laughs.

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MARYJEANSL 3/30/2013 12:02AM

  Well, I'm definitely a Farmer's Market/organic produce/free range meat kind of nut, but I'm not an almond milk kind of nut. Welcome to the club!

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_CYNDY55_ 3/29/2013 11:54PM

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JAMER123 3/29/2013 11:34PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Cute!!

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PENOWOK 3/29/2013 10:18PM

    That makes me a nut, too! We drink almond milk here and have done so for years! Cute blog!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 3/29/2013 10:09PM

    LOL loved the pictures. I don't think I've tried almond milk, though I've certainly eyed in the store and wondered. I love soy milk, though, but I only buy the Silk Light Chocolate Soy Milk, which is comparable in calories to skim milk. Regular sweetened soy milk is definitely higher calorie! Anyways, I'll have to give almond milk a try!

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SUSIEMT 3/29/2013 9:04PM

    Good info Thanks!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 3/29/2013 7:05PM

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JIBBIE49 3/29/2013 4:45PM

    Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor. emoticon

After reading Richard Bernstein MD's "The Diabetes Diet" (I'm Insulin Resistant like he says all obese people are) so I'm not about to become a vegan. He has clips on Youtube which are very interesting. He's been a Type 1 diabetic since he was 12 and he is 78 now. The man is really fit.

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WATERDIAMONDS 3/29/2013 4:06PM

    Clever...very clever!

Thanks for the smiles, and the new things to think about.

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LISA_FRAME 3/29/2013 3:46PM

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JACKIE542 3/29/2013 1:54PM

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PATRICIAANN46 3/29/2013 1:32PM

  emoticon ed your blog. I haven't tried Almond Milk yet, but it's on my list. Happy Easter. emoticon

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SJKENT1 3/29/2013 1:08PM

    Interesting - thanks

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LIVELYGIRL2 3/29/2013 12:58PM

  I think I had it once. But I do like rice milk ( vanilla). I'm not sure if it is as healthy.

It's good to try new things.

I liked your blog. Also funny pics and appealing. emoticon emoticon

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SHERYLDS 3/29/2013 12:45PM

    luv it ....thanks for the smile emoticon

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LINDAK25 3/29/2013 12:12PM

    Love the blog! Love almond milk, too. If I want more protein I add some EAS soy protein--makes a great smoothie, just add some frozen fruit and yum.

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DIANNEMT 3/29/2013 11:56AM

    I have had almond milk but will likely stick with the real thing.

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ABUFFKIN 3/29/2013 11:04AM

    I loved this blog!! I am also a fan of almond milk.

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SHERRY28269 3/29/2013 11:04AM

    Very funny and creative blog! You should try coconut milk next. I like that better than almond.

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KARRENLYNN 3/29/2013 10:36AM

    I love almond milk. Not only is it healthier, but it's thicker and creamier than skim milk, which I drink instead of whole or 2%. My mom uses it in cooking because she has dairy allergies.

Great blog post, I love the graphics!

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SIMONEKP 3/29/2013 10:10AM

    I love almond milk on the other hand, soy milk makes me feel bloated.

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DALID414 3/29/2013 10:01AM

    I've been drinking Silk for years, just recently stopped eating cheese too. Dairy doesn't live me back.

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GRIZ1GIRL 3/29/2013 9:43AM

    Whew...lotta pictures....

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KELLEYROCKON1 3/29/2013 9:21AM

    Great story about almond milk- Thank You!

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MARYJOANNA 3/29/2013 9:21AM

  I also drink Almond Milk It has mare calcium than regular milk. I also like Boca Burgers!

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NCSUE0514 3/29/2013 9:15AM

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You really put a lot of effort into that - thanks!

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POINDEXTRA 3/29/2013 9:11AM

    It's great to try new things. I personally don't use almond milk because it has so much less protein than cow or soy milk, but it does taste good.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 3/29/2013 9:07AM

    Great blog! I love almond milk

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