Almond Milk vs Cows Milk – Blue Diamond Giveaway

BDglass BDDUAL010 BD instaUntil a year and a half ago, which milk I put in my body really was the least of my worries. But after moving back home to live with my Grandma in order to give me some time to save for my house, I had to readjust to her way of living. It wasn’t too hard to be honest, we’re pretty similar. That was until one day I decided I fancied a bowl of Branflakes for breakfast rather than my usual eggs. No milk? What the…Almond milk? My Branflakes will never be the same again.

Evidently it wasn’t that bad as here I am with my own home, my own fridge and not a milk bottle in sight. I was completely converted and not just by the 29kcal per serving. So I’ve joined forces with my tipple of choice Blue Diamond Almonds to tell you more about the benefits of Almond milk and also give you the chance to win some fabulous prizes to help you on your own fitness journey.

So it wasn’t completely down to the low calorie content which won me over, but I’ve got to admit it was a big one. Almond milk is full to the brim with vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, iron, fiber, zinc and calcium whilst also being gluten, Cholesterol and saturated fat free. This makes it an obvious choice over cows milk which can pack almost 10grams of fat per serving as well as almost 150kcal.

The vitamin E found in almond milk is almost 50% of your RDA and is an essential vitamin for keeping your skim healthy, especially in the sunshine which is great for the beauty conscious. And although Almond milk has a low protein content it also boasts enough B vitamins such as iron and riboflavin to ensure your muscles get the regular MOT they need. But  a really important one for me is the shelf life of almond milk, in an age where the cost of living continues to rise, we just cannot afford to be wasting food and an unopened carton of almond milk can last months and an opened one up to two weeks!

If that wasn’t enough to persuade you to make the change I’m gonna give you chance to try it yourself as I’ve got a big care package from Blue Diamond Almonds full of their best products as well as a pair Nike kicks to give away! All you have to do is:

1. Follow @Lydiaemillen on Twitter

2. Follow @BlueDiamond on Twitter

3. Retweet the competition tweet found on my twitter page HERE.


It’s as simple as that! The competition is open to World Wide entrants and will close Tuesday 16th at 8pm UK time.

Best of luck!





Nike trainers – Net-A-Porter c/o Blue Diamond     Socks – Lorna Jane c/o ActiveInStyle       Stripey Straws – Ebay


  1. Georgina 10th September 2014 / 9:33 am

    I love blue diamond! Perfect in a morning berry smoothie 🙂 So excited for this competition those Nikes are amazing!!!

    • lydia 10th September 2014 / 11:44 am

      Ohhh I love a berry smoothie 🙂

  2. aneta 10th September 2014 / 12:49 pm

    I love Blue Diamond almond milk as well:):):)my morning oats will never again have cow milk in them from the day my best friend showed me this little baby :):) Of course would love to win this Nikes as want to start the gym and weights trainings at last!!!
    You are one of my inspirations!Love your style!!!

  3. Floor 10th September 2014 / 1:50 pm

    I hope you don’t mind me asking, but I’ve seen your blogpost of you talking about your skin and how you’ve had a lot of trouble with it. Would you say that changing from ‘ordinary’ milk to almond milk also made any changes regarding how your skin looks? I know changing milk won’t do wonders, but if it helps slightly I would love to know c:
    Love your blog and you are a great inspiration to me!

    • lydia 10th September 2014 / 3:40 pm

      Hi Floor,
      With regards to the way my skin was with acne, nothing other than the treatment i got from my dermo helped but with regards to the condition and tone of my skin. Since I changed my lifestyle I have noticed such a difference in its appearance and at 26 I am still yet to have a single wrinkle!
      I hope this helps <3

  4. Bonnie 10th September 2014 / 1:59 pm

    Once you go almond you’ll never go back! I love almond milk!

    • lydia 10th September 2014 / 3:40 pm

      You know this giiiirl!x

  5. Charlotte 10th September 2014 / 2:09 pm

    Thank you for the great advice Lydia! I have been using Almond Milk in my cereal (usually Branflakes) for a while now and I have been noticing an amazing difference in my skin and body! after reading this article I know for sure my choice in almond milk over cows milk was the right one.

    Competition – ENTERED! 😀

    • lydia 10th September 2014 / 3:40 pm

      Branflakes and almond milk for breakfast? That means we’re basically twins right 😛

  6. Kristine 13th September 2014 / 8:40 pm

    I don’t have twitter. But I would love to win 🙂 What can I do?
    Have a good weekend:)

  7. Starla B 16th September 2014 / 5:13 am

    The quality of your pictures is beautiful. You are so good at what you do pretty girl! LOVE those Nikes! I retweeted and follow you both 🙂 @mmstarla

  8. Brooke @ BrilliantByBrooke 16th September 2014 / 5:38 am

    hello miss lydia!

    love the white background in your pics! what is the scrap wood you’re standing on?? just some old scrap wood? love the look it gives! <3

  9. anita Bah 16th September 2014 / 1:42 pm

    i love Blue Diamond Almond Milk. I put it in my every day green smoothie. I would love to win those new kicks too (I heart NIKE)

    • anita Bah 16th September 2014 / 1:43 pm

      @imnotarunner for both twitter pages and retweeted

  10. Georgia 30th September 2014 / 6:07 pm

    who won this giveaway? So curious. Been waiting for weeks

    • lydia 1st October 2014 / 9:30 am

      Hi Georgia, the winner was announced over on twitter a week after the competition went live.

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