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Bolthouse-RibbonSippable superfoods are a daily wellness staple—whether it’s your daily green juice, your post-workout protein drink, or your cold-pressed custom blend. But how do you keep your combos interesting? Welcome to Back to the Roots, our sponsored series with 1915 Bolthouse Farms™ where we’ll highlight The Buzziest Things in a Bottle Right Now—AKA the talk of your (healthy) summer. All of these of-the-moment ingredients can be found in 1915’s delicious, organic, non-GMO concoctions, which range from cold-pressed juices to plant-based protein drinks. (Read the first installment here.)

The ingredient: almond milk

For people with a lactose allergy, almond milk is like a gift from the heavens. But even people who can drink milk are choosing it lately. Why? It’s lower in calories than most traditional dairy products—despite the fact that even unsweetened almond milk can taste sweeter than cow’s milk. Another big plus: it doesn’t have to be refrigerated, so you can stock up before a road trip or camping trip and not worry.

What’s in it

Almond milk has iron and riboflavin—great news if you’re an athlete since both reputedly help tired muscles recover faster. It’s also loaded with skin-friendly vitamin E.

Why it’s trending

The gospel of almond milk has spread, and now it’s readily available in virtually any grocery store. Food bloggers have been all over the trend, Instagramming recipes from everything from morning smoothies to vegan ice cream.

To get the scoop on 1915’s Protein drinks, which blend almond milk with soy milk and pea protein, check out 1915organic.com. With delish flavors like vanilla, chocolate, and coffee, simply blend with ice for a two-step non-dairy “milkshake.” Find out more here.