For YEARS I've been drinking skim milk. Because for years, nutritionists and know-it-all's alike preached the health benefits of it. Who doesn't love things that are fat-free? And when you compare the stats on skim milk to whole fat buttermilk, skim wins by a watery landslide.
But when I started reading more about soy milk and almond milk, I became curious.
I've found a new love - especially for coffee and oatmeal. It's UNSWEETENED Vanilla Almond Breeze.
That's ONE (1) point for a cup of this...and because it's thicker, I think it feels more indulgent than skim milk - but again, it still has the same point value!
Like I said, I use it in my coffee (my to-go cups hold two cups of coffee, one cup of this, and a few squirts of sugar-free syrup) every morning. Here's my tip for coffee: heat up the "milk" first before mixing it with the coffee...it keeps your coffee hotter longer instead of cooling it down immediately. Lukewarm coffee isn't my favorite.
The flavor is *slightly* nutty and there is a vanilla flavor (not sweet though)...but definitely not overpowering. The color is definitely darker than skim milk and again, it's more opaque.
I think it's available in the normal dry goods sections of stores, but I get mine in the refrigerated section - and the half gallon is typically good for about a month (according to the expiration date on the carton). They suggest that you use the product within 7 days of opening, but by using over a cup a day, this isn't a huge issue for me.
There are other flavors that I'm aware of are pictured above - but they are more calories and the sweetened versions are definitely sweet. My father picked up some regular sweetened almond milk and it was too sweet to mix into my coffee...then again, I'm not a huge fan of overly sweetened coffees.
Have any of you used low points options (other than milk) to lighten your coffee?