Good Karma Flax Milk

Happy First Day of Spring. It’s exciting to see flowers and blue skies.  I hope I don’t see more snow!

Hello Spring!

Back in January the nice people at Good Karma Foods let me sample their new, all-natural Flax Milk.  I was excited to try something new and break away from almond milk for a while!

The Good Karma Flax Milk line includes three flavors: Original, Unsweetened and Vanilla. Each serving delivers 1200mg of Omega-3, an essential fatty acid that has been shown to help prevent heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes.

Good Karma Flax Milk is made from natural ingredients like cold pressed, unrefined flax seed oil and all three varieties are:  lactose & dairy free, gluten and soy free, as rich in calcium as dairy milk, low-calorie, have 0 cholesterol, are kosher, vegan, and non-GMO.  Sounds great, right?

I enjoyed all three varieties but my favorite was the unsweetened.  I stick to unsweetened, plain non-dairy milk as I mainly use it in my coffee, smoothies, and baked-goods.  One thing I loved about using Flax Milk in my AM coffee–it blended very well and didn’t end up separating and sitting on the bottom of my mug as almond milk tends to do.

The vanilla was perfect for baking–I used it in my healthy birthday cake and oat bran breakfast muffins.

Action shot - Kostas trying to clean Vanilla Flax Milk off of Luke!

My nephew Luke helped serve as a taste-tester and loved the vanilla.  He said it tasted like “liquid ice-cream”, was “flavorful and vanilla-y”, and was “better than milk!”  Kid tested and approved.

 

 

 

Another really neat thing about Good Karma Foods is that they are based in Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin.

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Good Karma Foods is known for its launch of the first ever organic rice based ice cream, Organic Rice Divine™.  For more information on the Good Karma Foods brand please visit www.goodkarmafoods.com.  Good Karma Foods’ Flax Milks are available at Whole Foods Market and other natural and grocery stores across the U.S.

Questions:  Have you tried flax milk?  What did you think? 

Kids’ Corner–Juicy Fruit Salad Recipe



I am the very proud Aunt of one niece and two nephews.  My niece is a creative young lady, super smart, and one tough cookie on the basketball court.  (And she was the first one to join the 50 Books in 2012 goal with me.)
She called me the other night to tell me she came up with a recipe–she made the dish, wrote down the recipe, and proceeded to dictate it to me.  And she made sure to include apples in honor of Apples and Arteries.  One word:  Adorable.
Juicy Fruit Salad Recipe

Juicy Fruit Salad


Ingredients
*1 sliced up Gala apple
*1 sliced up Granny Smith apple
*1 sliced up banana
*1 sliced up orange
*3 tsp. lemon juice 
* 1 small can of pineapple chunks – optional

Process
1.  Slice the fruit and put in a bowl.
2.  Add the lemon juice and stir the fruit.
3.  Serve and enjoy.

A healthy treat that kids can make on their own – if they’re old enough to use a knife.
In honor of Julia, I made her recipe this morning (substituting a grapefruit for the orange).
Whole Foods Market Giveaway:  Have you entered the Win Pantry Staples for a Year contest?  It’s easy to enter and you could win some great prizes!
Happy Friday!