Silk: It Does a Body Good

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 RethinkThey 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.

To learn more about Silk and the Rethink Campaign, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. You can also follow and join the conversation on Twitter with #silkalmond!

Disclosure: FitFluential LLC compensated me for this Campaign. All opinions are my own.

 

13 thoughts on “Silk: It Does a Body Good

    1. runningbun Post author

      Yes there were so many great recipes out there with the campaign. I can’t wait to try some others!!

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  1. Nicole

    I LOVE almond milk. I actually drank it regularly before I became a mostly-vegan because I think it tastes better! I use it in my VegaOne shakes for workout recovery as well as in my oatmeal every morning.
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