There’s nothing more irritating than buying something that you think is good for you and then realizing, it’s not. After the interview below with Brooke Rewa, owner of mylk by Made With Love Wellness Co, I finally decided to look up the ingredients to the almond milk my husbands likes me to buy and… yikes. I can see all the icky ingredients she pointed out to me: added sugars, gums, binders, fillers and oils. Also, when I looked up the nutritional facts, I realized, there’s nothing nutritional to the almond milk I was buying at all.
According to Brooke, “not all plant milks are created equally and just because it’s a plant milk doesn’t mean it’s actually healthy” and after researching many other store brands of plant-based milks, she’s totally right. Originally, juice started as a beverage line under Made With Love Wellness Co, then came the mylk, which has been very successful.
After mylk was also such a hit at my recent Shared Plates fundraiser for the L.A. Kitchen, and after tasting many of the different flavors from Brooke’s line, I am officially making the switch in my almond milk to mylk and I hope you’ll join me! Check out my interview with Brooke below!
GOF: Why did you decide to cut out dairy?
GOF: Do you remember when and how you discovered almond milk?
GOF: When it comes to making your own almond milk recipes, what is the process like for you?
GOF: Have you had any recipe blunders when you were creating your products?
GOF: I see you grew up on a farm in New York, what brought you out to LA?
BR: My grandparents actually had their own dairy farm, so I spent a lot of time there. I came to LA after film school to work in film/tv. Health and wellness were my other passions but I had no idea how to make a living pursing a career in those areas.
GOF: How long did you take you to go from selling at farmer’s markets to selling in shops and cafes?
GOF: Any new flavors coming up that you’re excited about?
GOF: What is your favorite flavor of mylk or juice?
GOF: Is there anything in the health/lifestyle world that you’re tired of seeing on Instagram?
GOF: Are there any restaurants in LA that you think live up to Made With Love standards?
GOF: How often do you do cleanses?
GOF: If there’s one piece of advice you have for aspiring business owners?