You've seen those big 18-wheel tanker trucks driving on I-94 with the cows painted on the side with the phrase "Drink-a-mug-of-milk-a-day." Many North Dakotans take that very seriously and it turns out MILK is our state beverage here in the "Peace Garden State!"

Did you know that milk is the official state beverage of North Dakota? It’s true! It was named the state beverage in 1983, to signify that the dairy industry was very important to North Dakota’s economy.

Milk is very nutritious; it's high in protein, with about eight grams per serving. One cup of milk meets 28% of your daily requirement of calcium, and fortified milk helps to fulfill your daily vitamin A and D requirements.

Dairy milk isn’t the only kind of milk available; one popular kind of milk is almond milk. Almond milk is made by mixing finely ground almonds with water. Almond milk has similar nutritional attributes and is safe for those who are lactose intolerant or have gluten and casein allergies.

I had never tried almond milk before, but my girlfriend drinks chocolate almond milk in her coffee (it’s the only way she could stop using coffee creamer!) and she loves it!

Here's where you come in - what's your favorite?