Nutrition thursday: product review – SO Delicious dairy free coffee creamers and almond milk yogurts

SO Delicious dairy free recently came out with some new products, new coffee creamers and creamier cultured almond milk yogurts, and since we collaborated together on my dairy free/vegan ebook last month they sent me their new products for me to try out because they’re just that awesome (both the company and the products).

almond-milk-yogurt-strawberry(picture taken from the SO Delicious dairy free website)

The cultured almond milk yogurts come in 5 different flavors; plain, vanilla, strawberry, blueberry, and chocolate. These yogurts are super thick and super creamy and super delicious. They are also non gmo, dairy free, vegan, gluten free, and kosher.

Nutritionally, 1 container (6 oz) has 110 calories, 5g total fat (0g saturated), 18g total carbs (4g fiber, 12g sugar), and 2g protein. Also notable, these yogurts are a pretty good source of vitamin c and magnesium (offering 8% of both) and an excellent source of vitamin d, vitamin b12, and calcium (offering 35%, 35%, and 40% respectively).

I think my biggest complaint is that even the plain yogurt still has dried cane syrup added to it. It’s hard to say how much of the sugar is from the dried cane syrup but the cane syrup is the second ingredient in these yogurts. With the current nutrition labels, it’s hard to say how much of the sugar is from natural sources and how much is added so just something to keep in mind. The WHO recently announced earlier this year that they are halving current recommendations for added sugar intake from 10% of daily energy intake to 5% or less. This equates to about 6-7 tsp per day. 4g sugar = ~1 tsp sugar so it’s important that you pay attention to nutrition labels and ingredients to ensure your added sugar intake is at a minimum. Exceeding the recommended sugar intake can lead to not only unhealthy eating habits but also tooth decay, obesity, and heart disease.

These still are a great option for those who are lactose intolerance or vegan as they still offer plenty of other nutrients like fiber, vitamin d, vitamin b12, and calcium but try looking for the cultured greek yogurt varieties which offer a little more protein (6g per 6oz) and a little more fiber (6g per 6oz).

almond-milk-creamer-original

(picture taken from the SO Delicious dairy free website)

The coffee creamers come in both original (pictured above) and also a french vanilla flavor. When comparing this creamer to a regular coffee creamer like coffeemate, I can say I am much more impressed with the SO Delicious creamers. The Coffeemate creamers contain not only partially hydrogenated fats (thumbs down) but also a lot of “extras” in order to make them taste good. The SO Delicious creamers are not only nongmo, dairy free, kosher, gluten free, and vegan but they also contain minimal ingredients and I am happy to say partially hydrogenated trans fats are not one of them.

Nutritionally, the SO Delicious creamers have 15 calories, 0g fat, 3g carbs (all from sugar), and 0g protein for one tbsp. Just to compare, the Coffeemate creamers have 35 calories, 1.5g fat, 5g carbs (all from sugar), and 0g protein.

I don’t drink coffee so I really don’t have anything to compare this to. And since I don’t drink coffee, I decided to use this to make a dairy free, vegan “ice cream” sundae. I can say the creamer helped make the ice cream especially extra creamy and delicious and the recipe is posted below!

dairy free vegan ice cream

Dairy free, vegan “ice cream” sundae

– 2 cups dairy free milk of choice
– 1 cup french vanilla so delicious almond milk creamer
– 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
– 1 tbsp baking cocoa
– dairy free milk of choice
– sweetener of choice

combine the 2 cups dairy free milk with the creamer and mix well. pour all but 3/4 cup of the mixture evenly into an ice cube tray and freeze. once solid, add the ice cubes and the 3/4 cup of the leftover mixture into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. set aside.

in a small bowl, combine the baking cocoa with some dairy free milk and sweetener to make a chocolate sauce. layer this into a large glass. pour some of your “ice cream” into the glass, layer some more chocolate sauce and some peanut butter. repeat then top off the sundae with your chocolate sauce and enjoy.

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