Today I want to talk about one of my favorite products that I use daily:
Silk Almond Milk #SilkAlmond @LoveMySilk
Growing up, I was always a big skim milk drinker. I don’t think I could ever drink a straight glass of milk, but I loved it alongside my food. Cereal tastes way better with a ratio of 2 cups milk to 1 cup cereal. Any dessert item needs a glass of milk with it. Toast and milk is a favorite. Also, my mom and I would always couple a glass of skim milk with a Luna bar or other protein bar to make a more filling snack.
It wasn’t until a few years ago that I started to stray from dairy milk. I remember seeing Silk soy milk in the grocery and on commercials on TV. I thought it sounded interesting so I gave it a try! Soy milk is an awesome milk alternative because it’s still high in protein, calcium, and vitamins just like regular milk.
Kyle knew I loved my vanilla soy milk; he told me his mom had just tried almond milk and really liked it.
I remember thinking, “Almond milk!?! How weird. I bet it’s gritty and high fat and just… weird.”
I didn’t jump on the almond milk bandwagon right off the bat but when I finally did, I was hooked! The biggest thing to influence my switch from soy milk to almond milk was the nutritional stats. Almond milk is SO low in calories I couldn’t believe it. 30-40 calories per cup? Pour me a glass! Also, almond milk comes in the unsweetened vanilla flavor which just fills my heart with joy. It’s sweet and creamy but very low in fat and has NO SUGAR! What more could a girl want?
I’ve been religiously using almond milk for over a year and I don’t think I will every make the switch back to skim milk.
What Do I Use It In?
It’s extra creamy. Protein powder will never be the same.
Piping hot oatmeal with ice-cold vanilla almond milk poured on top = my favorite breakfast
The subtle vanilla flavor kicks any cereal up a notch.
I’ve used almond milk in countless recipes without ever having a problem. It’s a great substitution.
Just How Good For You Is It?
I made this little chart comparing some of the big differences between skim milk, soy-milk, and almond milk. For comparison sake, I used nutritional info about skim milk not regular milk and unsweetened soy and almond milk. Of course, if you use regular milk the fat content is higher. If you buy regular soy or almond milk that is sweetened, the calories and sugar content will be higher. There are slight differences in vitamin content between brands of soy and almond milk. I used info from Silk soy and almond mild. There are also variances in vitamin A and D content when you compare regular milk and the non-dairy forms but all 3 types have significant amounts of these rockin’ vitamins
Some of the Fitfluential Ambassadors have teamed up with Silk to create new recipes and boy are they drool-worthy! You can check them out on the Silk Facebook page. If you like the page, you even get a coupon to try out Silk for yourself!
I was absolutely thrilled to find out that Fitfluential paired up with Silk for this campaign.
FitFluential LLC compensated me for this Campaign.
All opinions are my own.
My opinion is that I’ve been using Silk Almond Milk every.single.day for a year and LOVE it. They couldn’t compensate me to NOT talk about it. Just thought I would throw that in there
Do you use non-dairy milk? What kind? Do you like it?
If you don’t use non-dairy milk, have you ever thought about switching?
Were you one of those kids who could drink a whole glass of milk without anything else? Not me!