Keep Calm and Drink Almond Milk

The contents of my grocery basket change every time, depending on my mood or what’s on sale, but there’s a few constants.



Almond milk.


I’m not entirely lactose intolerant, but my stomach doesn’t enjoy much dairy, and since exploring dairy alternatives, I’ve fallen in love with both almond and soy milk.

I almost always have a container of Almond Breeze in my refrigerator, and I use it basically the same way I’d use cow’s milk: in cereal, in smoothies, in oatmeal and even baking. As Anne said, it has less protein than cow’s milk, but otherwise it’s very healthy and is a good source of calcium and Vitamins D, E and A.

I don’t quite know how they can make the almond milk taste sweet without adding sweetener, but it’s pretty damn good.

Speaking of sweet, they’re running a pretty sweet sweepstakes on their Facebook page right now.

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I think we can all use some kind words in our lives, right?

Well, one lucky winner on their Facebook page will win a year’s supply of Almond Breeze and a $1000 home store gift card to “spruce up your kitchen!”

You just have to like their page and then leave a nice message for someone else to “get their good going.”

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I chose my mom because she rocks, and I don’t know what I’d do without her.

I get my good going by running:



…and eating bananas.


If you’ve never tried almond milk, I have a giveaway for you!

The kind Almond Breeze folks have offered me 10 coupons–2 each for 5 winners!

To enter:

1. Tell me about the last thing that got your good going–something good that happened to you or something nice you did for someone else.

2. Tell me what makes you happy and gets your good going.

3. Tell me your favorite flavor of almond milk.

4. Tweet a link to this post and tweet at me @tblanchfield, and then come back and comment you did.

(If you are entering multiple times, please have each be a separate comment.)

This giveaway will close at 11:59 PDT on Monday, August 13.

This post was sponsored by Almond Breeze, and the coupons were provided by Almond Breeze for the giveaway. All cheesy photos and opinions are my own.

97 comments on “Keep Calm and Drink Almond Milk

  1. Morgan H

    I work at a non profit so all day long people come in and tell me their stories. Knowing I’m helping them idrfinitely makes me feel good.

  2. Erin @ erinberries

    2. My boyfriend and my puppy make me so happy. I look forward to coming home from work every day because I know I’m going to be greeted with a tongue lashing from my dog and lots of kisses from my BF!

  3. Cathryn @ My Heart's Content

    My good got going today when I did my first proper bike ride with my toddler in a bicycle seat instead of towing that heavy old trailer for him! He loved it, I loved it and my cycling passion is revving up. We cycled over the Golden Gate Bridge in the fog and got the ferry back to the city. It was amazing.

    I’ve never tried almond milk…I’m up for trying it!!

  4. deb

    a return to yoga with a new (to me) yoga instructor who spent some time learning what ails me. It was awesome & i felt right back at home.

  5. deb

    my favorite flavor ot almond milk – unsweetened chocolate almond milk. yum. THough i can’t wait to try the new coconut flavors!

  6. Tracy Schwartz

    Yesterday they guy in the deli gave me the wrong coffee and I noticed it when I was half way to my offic (not yet drank) so I saw a homeless person looking through the trash and gave it to him. With a huge smile, which made me smile he thanked me!

  7. Kristin

    I love almond milk too, and drink that same vanilla unsweetened but buy it in the bigger carton now because I use so much! I make a smoothie almost every day for breakfast. So good! I want to experiment with making my own nut milks in my Vitamix soon!

  8. Kristy

    Last night I helped a handicapped lady get her groceries out of her cart and then put the bags back in for her when she was done. She was so appreciative and it made me feel great! Definitely got my good going!

  9. Kristy

    The fact that I have recently lost 87 pounds really makes me happy! It makes me happier yet that I have inspired my sister in law to lose 25 pounds so far and my brother has lost 20. It’s so exciting getting healthy together!

  10. Kiersten

    My good this morning was giving up the hard interval run I had planned for an easy bike ride with my Mom. But she had so much fun and the quality time was worth it!

  11. Kiersten

    Music is what makes me happy. It can give me a lift during a hard long run and there is no better way to spend an evening than playing guitar and singing with family and friends.

  12. Susan

    Something good that happened to me:

    I had really bad girl cramps the other day, and was miserable… until I came downstairs and found that my husband had, before leaving for work, scribbled down on a piece of paper “Love you!” inside a big heart. Made me feel alllllll better. Aww. πŸ™‚

  13. Susan

    Favorite almond milk:

    I recently switched from soy milk in my smoothies to almond milk because I’ve read too much scary stuff about what soy might do to you, mimicing hormones and whatnot. I try to stick with the unsweetened ones without soy. I’ve also been trying coconut milk…so my favorite might be an almond milk/coconut milk combo!

  14. Danielle

    The last good thing that “happened” to me: Today my parents came and hung out at my apartment for a change. They never visit since I live in a studio and they also live in the city, so it was a nice surprise!

  15. Danielle

    A pre-work run always gets my good going! Since I recently found out I’m lactose intolerant, this could help too!

  16. Shira

    2. My husband and my dog make me happy because they’re always able to make me laugh. My husband with his silly jokes and comments, and my dog because he’s just so weird and quirky.

  17. Jennie

    A great workout first thing in the morning always gets my good going! Then I get my good going even more by refueling with a yummy homemade smooth made in my Vitamix featuring Almond Breeze πŸ™‚

  18. Anne

    Best thing ever? Smoothies with one cup almond milk, one heaping cup baby spinach, one banana and one tablespoon peanut butter. You’re welcome.

  19. Whitney N

    I’m getting back from a long road trip for work and last night some awesome dude gave me a pack of gum for free which just really made my night!

  20. Cellabella

    Yesterday I got my good going with a whole day spent with husband. We met friends in the morning, went to a museum by ourselves, had a late lunch, came home to play a board game, then watched a movie, and overall relaxed and enjoyed each other’s company. Perfect and good!

  21. Cellabella

    My dog is another thing that gets my good going – her smile, getting to rub her belly and give her hugs and kisses – makes my day!

  22. Meghan

    1. My siblings and I paid for my parents to have a weekend getaway for their 40th wedding anniversary! It made me feel awesome to give them something for such a monumentous occasion!

  23. Katie

    2) Good workouts make me happy. Running faster than I ever have or lifting heavier than I ever have gets my good going.

  24. Beverly Aragon

    I am really loving the unsweetened almond coconut milk. So rich and creamy, especially in iced coffee. YUM!!!

  25. Jennifer T.

    I got my good going by planning a camping trip for me and my hubby. He’s been wanting to go, but camping isn’t my favorite. So I sucked it up and surprised him with a trip!

  26. Johanna B

    My fridge is never without a container of vanilla (unsweetened) almond milk. Before I tried the vanilla I would add vanilla to my smoothies anyway. One less step.


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