Thursday, August 28, 2014

Product Review: Vita Nut Milk Bag + Giveaway! (US only)


Save time, get better yield, and produce less waste without any stretching or tearing!

Our nut milk bag is made with a premium, tight-weave, fine 200-micron monofilament mesh. This durable, high-quality material is perfect for squeezing without tearing or ripping the bag. This means less waste and smoother, better tasting nut milks, juices, yogurts, and cold brew coffee that you only have to filter once.

The convenient, durable drawstring makes for convenient filtering and cleaning. The large opening fits over almost any container or jar for easy pouring and straining. Perfect for both small batches and large, this 12" by 10" bag reduces your prep and cleaning time.

As an exclusive Amazon bonus, it also comes with Vita's specially written recipe book full of instructions for making almond milk, hemp milk, sprouting, greek yogurt, and much more.

Review


If you don't know what a nut milk bag is, boy, you're missing out!

It's the ultimate multi-purpose kitchen straining tool, useful for making not only nut milks (perfect for vegans!), but you can also use it for juicing, sprouting, in place of a cheesecloth, and so on. Recent paleo, vegan, and "clean" eating diets call for nut milk bags all the time. I could definitely see myself using this for cauliflower pizza crusts, homemade tofu, and really anything that requires lots of wringing and straining!

The first thing I made with this was all-natural Jell-O—made purely from fruit purée, gelatin, and honey, they tasted amazing, and were much healthier than the artificially flavored, sugar-laden alternative. Vita nut milk bag is amazingly durable and was definitely a good sport even with me squeezing the hell out of it. The mesh is very fine—it's just a nylon cloth, rather than a hole-y strainer—so it did a great job at catching all the seeds and pulp.

Cleaning is easy, but I was disappointed to see how easily and permanently the bag stained. I thought the plastic-like texture of the cloth would not stain easily, but it turned red after my strawberry juicing, just like a regular fabric cloth would. While the bag is dishwasher-safe, it doesn't do much for the stains. I know the bag is clean, it just looks unsightly and messily colored. Multiple people have suggested to soak it in hydrogen peroxide or grapefruit seed extract, which are both safe methods to "bleach" the stains. I'll have to try it; otherwise I'll just buy a new one! This is such a useful kitchen product and I think all health foodies—whether you're raw, paleo, or just like experimenting in the kitchen!—should have one of these.

Giveaway!


One lucky Books à la Mode reader will win
one Vita nut milk bag—yay! To enter, all you have to do is tell me:
If you had a Vita nut milk bag, what would you use it for? There are so many great possibilities with this—tell me why you want it!
Don't forget the entry eligibility terms and conditions!
Sponsored wholly by the company—a huge thank you to the fabulous folks at Vita!
Giveaway ends September 3rd at 11.59 PM (your time).
Open to US residents only—sorry, everyone else! Please check my sidebar for a list of currently running giveaways that are open internationally—there are plenty to choose from!
Void where prohibited.
Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize after they have been notified, otherwise risk forfeiting their winnings.
Although I do randomly select winners, I am in no way responsible for prizes, nor for shipping and handling.
As a reminder, you do not have to follow my blog to enter, though it is always very much appreciated ❤
Good luck!

FTC Disclosure: I received one complimentary Vita nut milk bag via Tomoson.com in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. I was not paid in any way to write a review—positive or otherwise—and all thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone. I only recommend products or services I have used personally and believe will be good for my beautiful readers!