I love milk! I have to say that when i arrived in the US (long time ago) from Sweden and tasted US milk for the first time i thought it was pretty gross. It was SWEET. Swedish milk tastes like milk, not like someone put tons of sugar in it. It took me awhile to find milk that was not sweet and tasted good. But i found it. Today there are a lot more choices and there are several companies out there that make great milk.
Today there are also tons of milk alternatives and i have always been skeptical about them, i have tried to like soy but i just can’t take the texture, i know it is good for you but it doesn’t go well with me. However, a few weeks ago i was contacted by Silk to write a post using one of their products. Again, so skeptical since i LOVE MILK. But i tried a few of their products.
I was really surprised. I love the Almond Milk. I have used the Almost milk just like i use my regular milk and it tastes great. It might even taste a little better in my oatmeal.
Then i started reading about it and little did i know that it is actually better for you?
- 50% more calcium than dairy milk
- Only 60 calories per serving (90 calories for Non Fat Milk)
- No saturated fat or cholesterol
- 100% free of lactose dairy
If you didn’t know, Silk was founded in 1996 on a promise to make the world a healthier place and in just a few short years, it become America’s no. 1 soymilk brand. Today they are the largest provider of organic soymilk in
the nation. But they also provide a lot of other alternatives as Almond and Coconut. You can check out all their products here.
Today i would like to share with you one of my favorite smoothie desserts from their recipe collection. This is a great dessert for your next BBQ gathering.
Dairy Free Chocolate Smoothie
Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
1 cup Silk Pure Almond Original
1 tbsp Nutella (includes skim milk) or other chocolate dairy free substitutes
1/4 medium banana
1 tsp agave nectar
1/2 cup ice
Combine ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately!
Adapted from: Silk
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How to Enter: Silk inspired me to think outside of the bowl with their new Silkology-inspired drink recipes. Tell me something new you want to try this summer when entertaining to win a Silkology prize package.