What it is:
Odwalla created a fantastic tasting vanilla flavored soy milk! (soy milk is a non-dairy beverage made from soybeans. It is often used as an alternative to milk for those who are lactose intolerant or are avoiding dairy.) The half-gallon carton retails for about $3.49 and contains eight servings of eight fluid ounces.

What we like:
Really Healthy: It’s made from organic soybeans and has only 100 calories per serving. It’s a good source of fiber as well as calcium.

Real flavor: It tastes fresh and has a wonderful creamy texture. I’ve even converted some non-soy milk drinkers! Growing up, my family drank soy milk from Chinatown and I’ve found that commercial brands of soy milk don’t compare because they mask the flavor of the soybeans. Odwalla’s Vanilla Being Soymilk adds a nice vanilla flavor without taking away from the real soy milk flavor.

Diversity: Even though the soy milk tastes great by itself, it also works in a variety of other ways. Creating recipes for this product was so much fun. It has become a regular in my refrigerator.

What we don’t like:
Odwalla is not available in every supermarket but can be purchased in health food stores and higher-end groceries.

Try these recipes:

Banana Shake
Great for a breakfast-on-the-go or a mid-afternoon pick me-up.
Yield: 2-3 Servings (2 ½ cups)

  • 1 cup Odwalla Vanilla Being Soymilk
  • 1 cup ice
  • Scant 1 cup sliced bananas (approximately 1 banana)
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender (I use a simple Osterizer blender). Cover and blend on high speed for 40 seconds or until smooth. Pour into 2 or 3 glasses.

Vanilla Oatmeal
A very healthy and filling breakfast.
Yield: 2-3 servings (2 cups)

  • 2 cups Odwalla Vanilla Being Soymilk
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  1. In a 1-quart saucepot, bring the Odwalla Vanilla Being Soymilk to a boil over high heat.
  2. Stir in the oats and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes, stirring often, until cereal is creamy and oats are cooked through. Serve immediately.

“Cream” of Cauliflower Soup
Creamy curry flavored soup without the fat from cream.
Yield: 2-3 servings, (3 cups)

  • 1 cup Odwalla Vanilla Being Soymilk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1/3 cup chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  1. Combine the Odwalla Vanilla Being Soymilk and chicken broth in a 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil, uncovered, over medium high heat.
  2. Stir in the cauliflower, onions, and curry powder. Return to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Pour soup into a blender. Cover and blend on high speed for 15 seconds or until smooth.
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