Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Review and giveaway (closed): Silk Pure Almond



Congrats to my winners: stroker881 and For Their Future
 
My household is a mainly dairy-free one. I gave up dairy when I was nursing Vivian, and with the exception of a few things, like yogurt, I've stayed on the dairy-free wagon. My husband, Daniel, also doesn't eat or drink much dairy, so we're always in search of good alternatives. In the past we've consumed a lot of soy milk, which we like, as well as lactose-free milk. But our new favorite is, by far, almond milk. This is something that I hadn't heard of until recently, but as soon as we tried it we were both total converts.


Our introduction to almond milk came through a review opportunity that I received through the Product Review Place, an opportunity to try Silk Pure Almond.  Silk Pure Almond is really delicious almond milk that is available in two flavors- original and vanilla. Original has only 60 calories per serving, while Vanilla has 90 calories. I liked the taste of both of these- you can tell that the milk is made of almonds, but the taste isn't overwhelming, and it goes well with things like cereal or coffee. Since I'm watching my calories closely, the Original, lower-calorie option fits in best with my lifestyle, while Daniel prefers the Vanilla flavor. 

Here's some more information on Silk PureAlmond that I received in a press release:
What makes almondmilk Silk Pure Almond so healthy?  For starters, it’s the almonds.  Every little nut is a perfectly packaged powerhouse of natural antioxidants and more. In fact, we like to think of almonds as Nature’s Perfect Nutrition – and that’s where our almondmilk begins.

Almonds are recognized by health professionals as a nutritious addition to a healthy diet. A serving of almonds provides an excellent source of vitamin E (a natural antioxidant), and a good source of protein and fiber. In fact, almonds are higher in protein and fiber than any other tree nut.  Plus, they're naturally low in saturated fat and cholesterol-free.
There's tons of other information about Silk PureAlmond available on their website. Drop by and check it out. And, if you register with Silk PureAlmond, you can get a $0.75 coupon for your purchase of Silk PureAlmond.   The website also has a handy product locator, so that you can easily figure out where to buy it for yourself.

I have good news for you guys! I have two prizes to give away. The first winner will receive the Silk Pure Almond-branded ChicoBag pictured below, along with a coupon for a free half gallon of Silk Pure Almond. The second place winner will receive a coupon for a free half gallon of Silk Pure Almond. Open to US mailing addresses only, please.


Mandatory entry (must be done for extra entries to count):
Visit the Silk Pure Almond website and let me know something about almond milk that I didn't mention here!

Extra entries (please leave a separate comment for each):
1. Follow my blog with Google Friend Connect
2. Put my button up on your blog- let me know where to find it!
3. Follow me on Twitter and tweet "@gabreviews is giving away two great Silk Pure Almond prizes http://bit.ly/9YhAXs #giveaway."
You can tweet this once per day. Leave a separate comment every time you enter and please let me know what your twitter name is. 
4. "Like" Silk Pure Almond on Facebook
5. Follow me on Networked Blogs (over on the right side of this page)
6. Enter any of my other giveaways (one extra entry per giveaway entered, leave a separate comment for each)
7. Enter any of the giveaways currently going on at LuvnLife (one extra entry per giveaway entered, leave a separate comment for each).
8. Subscribe to my email feed (on the right side of the page here).

Giveaway will close at 9 PM Pacific Time on June 15, 2010. I'll chose winners with random.org and will email those people who will have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received coupons to pick up Silk Pure Almond to try out for myself.  I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

51 comments:

moushka said...

They have a great recipe for a Strawberry-Banana Smoothie.

moushka said...

Blog Follower!

moushka said...

Email Subscriber!

For Their Future said...

Each serving of Silk Pure Almond almondmilk provides an impressive 50% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin E! Wow!

hpitts88(at)yahoo(dot)com

For Their Future said...

I follow your blog through Google Friend Connect
hpitts88(at)yahoo(dot)com

For Their Future said...

I follow your blog on Networked Blogs
hpitts88(at)yahoo(dot)com

For Their Future said...

I follow you on twitter
http://twitter.com/ForTheirFuture
And
Twitted this giveaway!
http://twitter.com/ForTheirFuture/status/15329952179

hpitts88(at)yahoo(dot)com

For Their Future said...

I "Like" Silk Pure Almond on Facebook !

hpitts88(at)yahoo(dot)com

For Their Future said...

I have your button on my sidebar
http://preparingforourchildrensfuture.blogspot.com/
hpitts88(at)yahoo(dot)com

For Their Future said...

I subscribe by email

hpitts88(at)yahoo(dot)com

For Their Future said...

I entered your Twisted Orchard Purse Giveaway!
hpitts88(at)yahoo(dot)com

For Their Future said...

I entered your Fibers shirt Giveaway!
hpitts88(at)yahoo(dot)com

For Their Future said...

I entered your Gorton's Seafood Giveaway!
hpitts88(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lynn said...

I learned that Each glass provides an excellent source of natural antioxidants* and as much calcium and vitamin D as dairy milk, with absolutely no cholesterol, saturated fat, dairy or soy. And, best of all, a serving of Silk Pure Almond Original almondmilk is only 60 calories, and a delicious glass of Vanilla is just 90.


lynnx512 at gmail dot com

Lauren at Big Easy Mom said...

I learned that each serving gives you 50% of the RDA of vitamin E!
bigeasymom (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Lauren at Big Easy Mom said...

I follow on GFC
bigeasymom (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Lauren at Big Easy Mom said...

I like Silk Pure Almond on Facebook (Lauren Scandurro)

bigeasymom (AT) gmail (DOT) com

stroker881 said...

Every serving provides 50% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin E!
stroker881(at)hotmail(dot)com

stroker881 said...

Follow via gfc!
stroker881(at)hotmail(dot)com

stroker881 said...

I am an email subscriber!
stroker881(at)hotmail(dot)com

stroker881 said...

I entered the Black Diamond Top Spot Carpet Cleaner giveaway at Luvn Life!
stroker881(at)hotmail(dot)com

stroker881 said...

I entered the Smelly Towel giveaway at Luvn Life!
stroker881(at)hotmail(dot)com

stroker881 said...

I entered the Ouchies Bandages giveaway at Luvn Life!
stroker881(at)hotmail(dot)com

stroker881 said...

I entered the Seventh Generation Disinfecting Kit giveaway at Luvn Life!
stroker881(at)hotmail(dot)com

skgaff said...

I learned that each serving of SilkPureAlmond almondmilk contains 50% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin E, an important antioxidant
glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

skgaff said...

follow with google friend connect
glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

skgaff said...

follow you on twitter and tweeted:
http://twitter.com/skgaff/status/15631912925
glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

skgaff said...

follow you on networked blogs
glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

skgaff said...

subscribe to your email feed
glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

skgaff said...

entered your fibers giveaway
glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

skgaff said...

entered your twisted orchid giveaway
glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

skgaff said...

entered the ouchies giveaway at luvn life
glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

skgaff said...

entered the smelly towel giveaway at luvn life
glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

skgaff said...

entered the black diamond giveaway at luvn life
glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

skgaff said...

entered the seventh generation giveaway at luvn life
glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarah Osborne said...

They have a lot of recipes, including one for a mango smoothie!

JC said...

it is 100% free of soy, dairy and lactose.

tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

Google Friend Connect follower

tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

button.http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/

tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/15844867854

tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

Like" Silk Pure Almond on Facebook @tcarolinep JessieKatie S.

tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

Networked Blogs follower@tcarolinep JessieKatie S.

tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

Entered Good Earth

tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

Subscriber.

tcarolinep at gmail dot com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

"Vitamin E is an important antioxidant that has been studied for its role in supporting normal heart and brain function, as well as promoting a healthy complexion. Each serving of Silk Pure Almond almondmilk provides an impressive 50% of the recommended daily value of this essential nutrient." *Thanks* for the giveaway!
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Publicly following Growing a Baby in Seattle Reviews with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

The Growing a Baby in Seattle Reviews button is in my Blogroll, Buttons C - J
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I Like Silk on Facebook
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Following Growing a Baby in Seattle Reviews with NetworkedBlogs on Facebook
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Subscribed to Growing a Baby in Seattle Reviews by email
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

meeyeehere said...

Its full of anti oxidents but also it is great for people allergic to milk like my baby! IT is even healthier for you than soy!
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com