Morning, friends! Guess what?! Today is my last day of my clinical hospital internship! One more box checked and one step closer to (finally) being a Registered Dietitian. A number of you have asked what’s next for me on my grad school/RD journey — I’ll share more details soon, but basically I get next week off and then start my 10 week fall internship. My final internship — woot! It’s crazy — in some ways, I feel like this whole back to school journey has gone by really quickly, but on the other hand, it seems like FOREVER ago that I was just starting this blog, working on prerequisites, and applying to grad school. Thinking back to all I’ve accomplished in the past few years is pretty cool. Thank you to each of you for reading and following along on my journey — you inspire me to keep working hard!
I thought in honor of my last day at the hospital it would be fun to spread a little happiness to you all as well in the form of a giveaway and sweepstakes.
Almond Breeze contacted me earlier this week about hosting a giveaway and I was excited to hear from them because until this week, I’d actually never tried their product! I’ve tried soy milk, hemp milk, rice milk… but for some reason never almond milk. You guys know I’m a huge fan of real milk, but dairy alternatives are a fun way to mix it up and also essential, obviously, for vegans and those who are lactose intolerant. It’s also nice to keep something like this in the pantry in case you run out of regular milk and need it for breakfast or a recipe! Almond Breeze can be used just like you would use milk — over cereal, in smoothies (definitely adding it to my next Vitamix creation!), and even in baked goods. It’s lactose, soy, and gluten free, and available in original, vanilla, and chocolate as well as a number of unsweetened flavors, both in refrigerated and shelf-stable packaging. Apparently the newest addition to the Almond Breeze family is an almond coconut milk — doesn’t that sound delicious?! Must try that next time!
Almond milk has 50% more calcium than real milk and is also a good source of vitamins D, E, & A — the only downside is that it has a lot less protein than real milk.
I tried the Almond Breeze this morning in my cereal. The verdict? Very tasty! Good smooth texture (I can’t stand milk substitutes that are chalky) and a nice flavor with a hint of nuttiness.
You know you’re a food blogger when… you find yourself getting really good at taking photos with a bulky DSLR in one hand while pouring liquids into bowls with the other hand. Clearly I’m too classy for tripods, especially at 7 a.m.
Anyway! In addition to the giveaway (details on that next), I also wanted to mention a fun sweepstakes that Almond Breeze has going on right now — the prize is a year’s worth of Almond Breeze and a $1,000 home store gift card to spruce up your kitchen — I’m looking at all of you who said you wanted to buy Vitamixes yesterday! I love this sweepstakes not only because the prize is awesome but because the goal of it is to spread happiness — to enter, you simply go to facebook.com/almondbreeze and spread the good by saying something nice to a Facebook friend. You never know how much you might make someone’s day with a simple comment, right?
And now, for my giveaway! I’m giving away 10 coupons for Almond Breeze almond milk so you guys can try it, too! Here’s how to enter to win — each option is an additional entry.
- Leave a comment on this post sharing what someone else did lately to make your day, or vice versa — what was the last compliment you gave or nice thing you did for someone else?
- Follow me on twitter if you aren’t already, then tweet about this contest (include a link to this post and @fannetasticfood). Leave another comment telling me you tweeted.
- If you have a blog, mention and link back to this contest in one of your posts, and then leave another comment letting me know you blogged about it.
Be sure to post a separate comment for each entry option you do.
U.S. residents only, please. Good luck! I’ll pick 5 winners (who will each receive 2 coupons) and announce them in my post on Monday, August 13.
This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze and the coupons for the giveaway are provided by Almond Breeze. As always, all opinions are mine.