You like my cheesy Justin Timberlake reference there? No? Anyway, I'm not fond of doing two review posts in a row, but I promised I'd do a post soon on flax milk after mentioning that I used it earlier this week to make some bomb-ass hot chocolate.
One commenter asked if I made the flax milk myself? I only wish I were that talented (or patient). I actually used Good Karma Unsweetened Flax Milk. When the fine folks at Good Karma offered to send me flax milk samples, I had no idea they'd send this much!
Three huge half-gallons of their original, unsweetened, and vanilla flavored milks made from flax seed. I must admit that I assumed the milks would have a flaxy taste. Not that that would be a bad thing. I love the taste of flax seeds. But I was highly surprised when I took my first swig and realized the milk tasted as neutral as soymilk. I've been using this stuff in my coffee, and it has no flax seed aftertaste.
Since the milk is made from omega-rich flax seed, each cup has 1,200 mg of omega-3's, plus 30 percent of your daily calcium. Score! And the unsweetened flavor, which is what I would buy, is only 25 calories per cup. Most unsweetened soy and almond milk ranges from 50 to 70 calories per cup. This stuff is pretty awesome.
I haven't seen it sold in Whole Foods here yet, but when I do, I'll start buying this instead of soy, almond, or coconut milk. Every morning, I down a tablespoon of ground flax dissolved in water to make sure I'm getting my omega-3's, but as you probably know, flax seed doesn't actually dissolve in water. It just makes a thick, slimy paste. So I drink it fast. This milk is a way more appetizing way to get my omegas.