Nutrient Rich- Almond Fresh contains seven essential nutrients. Almond Fresh is a source of Vitamin B12 (50 percent of the daily recommended intake) and Vitamin D (45 percent of the daily recommended intake)
Non-Dairy Calcium Powerhouse- An eight ounce glass of Almond Fresh contains 30 percent of the daily recommended intake of calcium.
Allergy-Free Choice- Almond Fresh is completely free of wheat, gluten and dairy
Antioxidant Rich: Almonds are one of the leading food sources of vitamin E, which supports immunity and healthy skin. The vitamin E found in almonds (alpha-tocophenol) is the most easily absorbed antioxidant. It protects cells from oxidation by removing free radicals, which contributes to aging.
Okay, so these drinks are full of good stuff, but how do they taste? My samples arrived when Daniel was still home from work, so I made him do a taste test with me, and we were both very pleased with what we tasted! Both the Almond Fresh and Ryza have nice, slightly sweet flavors. I didn't think there was any weird aftertaste with either product. We did have a difference of opinion on which was yummier- I preferred the Almond Fresh a bit more and Daniel preferred the Ryza. Both are delicious though, and I look forward to drinking them and using them in my cooking as well!1 Cup=1 Whole Grains Serving: Ryza is the only milk to contain one serving- 16 grams- of whole grains per one cup serving.Only Non-Processed Rice Milk: Ryza is the only rice beverage that does not process, mill or polish its grains. The result is that all the natural oils and vitamins of the brown rice are preserved, giving Ryza its unique, naturally-golden, and slightly sweet and nutty flavor.Low-Fat: With no added oils, Ryza has half the fat of the leading competitor.Nutrient Rich: Ryza is an excellent source of calcium and is enriched with vitamins A, D, B2, B12 and iron.No Added Sugars or sweeteners
You can get Ryza in either original or vanilla flavors, and Almond Fresh is available in original, vanilla and unsweetened (only 30 calories!) Right now Almond Fresh and Ryza are only available in West Coast stores like Save Mart, Whole Foods, New Season's, Market of Choice, Mother's, New Leaf, New Front, Life Source Natural Foods, New Leaf, Lambs Thriftway and Lassen's. I'm hoping that they spread further soon!
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Disclosure: I received samples of these products to review for myself. All opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.