I am proud to say it has been 13 months since I have become a vegetarian. To give a little history, up until the day I chose to become a vegetarian, I was a carnivore, and really loved all forms of dairy. The transition happened rather quickly and painlessly. I gave up all meat immediately without any issues or cravings (thankfully). That includes beef, pork, chicken, turkey and fish as well as a drastic reduction in my dairy intake.
Although I never added the “faux” meats to my diet, I did substitute dairy milk with almondmilk. To be completely honest, I was not sold on it. The first few brands that I tried tasted a bit sour and lacked the flavor I had heard so many great things about. Cue: Silk Almondmilk. My boyfriend’s parents drink it regularly so I decided to give it a shot. The Silk Pure Almond Original has a rich flavor that I truly enjoy and for the calorie-counters out there, only 30-calories per serving (1 cup).
If you are a frequent reader of my blog, you know I like to experiment with vegetarian cooking but it normally tastes like crap. I definitely consider myself a new vegetarian therefore I rely heavily on fellow healthy living bloggers for recipe ideas to ensure I am getting adequate nutrients (and because I can’t come up with delicious ideas on my own).
The reason I need help….
My favorite way to use Silk Almondmilk (made day after day):
Thankfully, Silk is currently hosting 30 Recipe Rethink. They have paired up with FitFluential and have asked 30 nutrition and health bloggers to rethink their favorite recipes to include 30-calorie Unsweetened Pure Almond. New recipes from awesome bloggers are revealed regularly so make sure to check back! Bonus: you get a coupon for Silk!
I selected my favorite recipes from the campaign that I wanted to share! I have successfully cooked them and they were taste-tested and approved!
Amanda (Run to the Finish): Vegan Vegetables Au Gratin - Silk Pure Almondmilk is used in the sauce!
Laura (Sprint 2 the Table): Sweet Potato Baked Oatmeal - Silk Pure Almondmilk is used in the mix! She also includes other substitutes to make the recipe vegan!
Heather (Dietician on the Run): Vegan Almond Milk Broccoli & Sage Risotto - Silk Pure Almondmilk is used as a binder for the risotto!
These are just a couple of amazing ideas. If you have any bit of creativity in the kitchen, I would suggest using Silk Pure Almondmilk as a substitution. The creamy texture and amazing flavor from the heart healthy almonds makes it a wonderful addition to a recipe. Silk Pure Almondmilk has benefits that include half the calories of skim milk, no sugar, cholesterol or saturated fat. I also consider it very important that it is Verified by the Non-GMO Project’s product verification program because no one want’s to eat that crap.
Disclosure: FitFluential LLC compensated me for this Campaign. All opinions are my own.