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Silk Nextmilk May Be The Dairy Alternative You Have Been Waiting For

When I decided to switch to a plant-based lifestyle, one thing I definitely remember is the adjustment period. My mother practically raised us vegetarian, so I imagine the transition wasn’t as challenging for me as it was for others. For better or for worse, many of those healthy habits flew out the window when I left the nest. It’d be at least another 10 years before I found my way back to greener pastures. 

While many foods stick the landing perfectly fine, meats and dairy have always had more shaky dismounts. Consistency and taste have persisted as caveats in these experiments. Thankfully, in recent years there have been major strides made. And now, a new challenger has entered the non-dairy octagon. 

Popular brand Silk has released their latest creation, Nextmilk. This latest non-dairy innovation is made using creamy oatmilk and a plant-based blend featuring soy and coconuts, includes six key nutrients found in dairy, and offers Whole Fat and Reduced Fat options. I had the opportunity to taste the new offering and can honestly say it’s really good. It comes as no surprise that the flavor is more balanced than most milk alternatives I’ve tried. In my experience, Silk always does a great job at capturing full flavor profiles in their products. 

It should go without saying that Silk Nextmilk is lactose-free. It’s also Non-GMO Project Verified and has 30% less calories than dairy milk. If you’re looking to reduce your amount of dairy intake, but haven’t found a suitable alternative, stop by your local grocery store and try out the new Silk Nextmilk.

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Ben & Jerry’s Debuts Two New Non-Dairy Flavors

Ben & Jerry’s is known for their extensive lineup of certified vegan, non-dairy choices. To usher in the new year, two new flavors will be joining that considerable crew: Bananas Foster and Boom Chocolatta.

Bananas Foster features decadent details like a banana and cinnamon base with almond toffee pieces and a luscious salted caramel core. Boom Chocolatta, on the other hand, is a mocha and caramel frenzy that employs fudge flakes, gluten-free chocolate cookies, and a gluten-free chocolate cookie core.

Both new flavors will be available soon on store shelves for a suggested price of $4.99-5.69.


How To Get A Free Scoop Of Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy Ice Cream

As far as non-dairy ice cream goes, Ben & Jerry’s figured out the secret to a non-weird recipe. Their ice creams aren’t just good for being vegan, they’re good, PERIOD.

If you haven’t tried them, you’ll have a chance to get a free scoop for World Vegan Day, November 1.

The free scoops will be available at participating scoop shops nationwide, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., so you’ll have a four hours to get your fix.


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You don’t have to purchase anything, and there are no odd strings attached. You simply walk in, ask for a scoop of one of their non-dairy, 100% vegan certified flavors, and dig in.

For those with nut allergies, just keep in mind these flavors are made with almond milk, so that may or may not be a deal breaker for you, but for everyone else, just enjoy a scoop on the house.

Thank you, vegans.


The 4-Day Ice Cream Cleanse That’s Not the Worst for You?


We can’t pretend we haven’t thought of it. You could even say it’s kind of a dream come true: a diet cleanse made entirely of ice cream? Get outta here!

Yep, it turns out there’s a vegan ice cream shop in Los Angeles that’s offering a four-day, ice cream only-diet cleanse that’s supposed to be good for you. For $240, Kippy’s Ice Cream Shop will give you 20 pints of its coconut-cream based, raw, organic, non-dairy ice cream, in a variety of flavors, from Himalayan Fire Salt to Orange Creme. All in all, the cleanse works out to one pint per meal, five pints per day, for four days straight.

According to Kippy’s promotional email,

“When you cleanse from eating Kippy’s Ice Cream, you are feeding your body not only the raw saturated fat from the coconuts, but living nutrients from the fruit and Superfoods present in the ice cream. The raw honey used to sweeten Kippy’s Ice Cream is a double whammy of amino acids and living enzymes, which aid digestion and reduce inflammation [. . .]

Basically, you can expect to lose weight and feel great! And since it’s Kippy’s Ice Cream, you know it’ll be delicious… and fun!”

Gizmodo’s Brent Rose tried the experiment with his girlfriend, and found the experience to be fairly delicious, if exhausting, and only dubiously healthy. There was plenty of poop involved, as well as a nutritional check that revealed over 800% over the daily recommended amount of saturated fat and over 360 grams of sugar consumed per day.

On the plus side, it probably made for one bomb Netflix-binging session.

H/T Gizmodo + Picthx Kippy’s