A Cereal-Worthy Milk Substitute

February 19, 2010 | By | Comments (13)


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As a traveler, an avid reader, and a self-proclaimed foodie, I’d like to consider myself pretty open-minded, and I have always prided myself on my “I’ll try anything once!” attitude – especially when it came to anything culinary.  That approach had to shift a bit when I decided to cut meat from my diet; now I have more of an “I’ll try anything that doesn’t walk” approach to food.  But, believe it or not, being meat-free hasn’t hindered my culinary adventures and sometimes it even leads me further off what some may consider the “conventional” food path and I end up discovering something truly delicious.

Just this weekend I was flipping through some extremely tasty vegetarian recipes and was inspired to explore the world of non-dairy milk.  What I discovered was something completely unique and foreign to me – and did I mention delicious?! – almond milk.

With a creamy consistency, smooth unobtrusive flavor, and mildly nutty aftertaste, almond milk was a wonderfully delicious surprise that went perfectly over my morning cereal.  There was none of the chalkiness or bean-y aftertaste prone to soy and rice milks, and it even has fewer calories and less sugar per serving than regular milk!

After a little bit of research I found that almond milk can be used in many recipes as a vegan milk substitute and, although I’m not yet ready to replace the milk in my morning tea, with its delicious flavor and impressive nutritional benefits almond milk may have found itself a new home – my morning cereal bowl!


  1. Jessica

    Great Post Lisa! I may have to expand my milk horizons after reading that. I think you sold me.

    February 19, 2010 at 7:59 am
  2. Lisa

    You say you’re not ready to give up milk in your morning tea…I am also a tea-drinker and haven’t had cow’s milk in 25 years! Have you tried the creamers by Silk? My favorite is the French Vanilla and when I put it in my Earl Grey, it rivals the same drink at Starbucks! it also comes in Plain, Hazelnut and some other flavors. Just thought I’d share. Lisa

    February 19, 2010 at 8:40 am
  3. Lisa DiMatteo

    Hi Lisa,
    Thank you for the suggestion! I am very picky when it comes to what I put in my tea (being British and all) but those Silk creamers sound like they are worth a try!

    February 19, 2010 at 8:50 am
  4. Carolyn

    I had the pleasure of reading this post before it was published here. I have to say, I tried finding the almond milk because I had heard such rave reviews about it. I couldn’t find it! Maybe I was overanxious in searching. I will continue on my quest! Awesome picture, too, Lisa. You almost make me want to become vegetarian…almost 🙂
    Keep up the good work,

    February 19, 2010 at 8:55 am
  5. Sallee

    I too had read Lisa’s article before it was published and went out and, with some trepidation, bought some Almond Milk. It really is delicious! I especially love it over my flax granola, and I really love that it is lower in calories than regular milk. Thanks Lisa 🙂

    February 19, 2010 at 9:46 am
  6. RogerS

    I grew up in Vermont and personally know a lot of cows who are upset by this post – you are going to put them out of work! But the picture is great and your description looks good enough to try… so I will!

    February 19, 2010 at 10:12 am
  7. Rick

    Almond milk?? who knew? I hate that chaulky taste of soy milk… Me and my cereal thank you!

    February 20, 2010 at 5:09 am
  8. Lisa

    I’m not a fan of soy milk and have looked for healthy alternatives to regular milk for cereal. I’ve been using the unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk for about 2 years- completely delish! No aftertaste and has only 40 calories for 8 oz!!!

    February 21, 2010 at 11:42 am
  9. Joanie

    Thank you for getting the word out about Almond Milk! I think more people should try it. My family and I have been using the vanilla flavored Almond Breeze for several years now and thouroughly enjoy it over cereal, fresh blueberries, strawberries, bananas etc. My 10 year old daugher and myself will typically just drink a glass of it if we are thirsty. It is so delicious!!

    February 21, 2010 at 4:48 pm
  10. Christi

    If you like coconut, try coconut milk (the beverage, NOT plain canned stuff). Yummy on cereal. And coconut milk yogurt and ice cream are delish, even if you aren’t trying to avoid dairy!

    February 23, 2010 at 10:10 am
  11. Dan

    I was very skeptical of this “Almond Milk” as I am a huge fan of cows milk, however I can honestly say that I tried some of my girlfriends Almond milk and liked it so much that I have actually been craving it. Haven’t tried it on cereal yet, but thanks for the idea! So if there are any other skeptical cow milk lovers out there who are still on the fence, get off, and try it!

    February 23, 2010 at 5:46 pm
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    i like this part of the post:”ter a little bit of research I found that almond milk can be used in many recipes as a vegan milk substitute and, although I’m not yet ready to replace the milk in my morning tea” is very good

    April 18, 2010 at 11:54 am
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    I have a friend that had told me about because I love almonds I couldn’t believe but now I think it is really tasty with cereal It’s the best.

    August 18, 2010 at 7:02 am

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