As Smooth as Silk…

The big day is tomorrow, folks! My first day back at school for the Spring semester! I am so excited to get back into the swing of things and keep working towards my degree (although I have NO idea yet if I am even going to stay with my current major or what I’m gonna do when I graduate…but that’s okay…for now). To be honest, if I could do anything, I would move to LA and pursue acting…but obviously that’s not very realistic and I KNOW how important a college degree is! Plus I feel like I’d be missing out on all the other opportunities I could have from the other areas I am interested in. Aaaaah decisions decisions! I already feel stressed and classes haven’t even started!  :) Just breeeeeeeathe.

Well, I am actually pretty excited to write this post up for you all and since blogging is always an outlet of relaxation for me so let’s get right into it!

As a FitFluential ambassador I get opportunities to work with various brands on different marketing and promotional campaigns. I don’t always get chosen for them, but a few weeks ago when I saw that Silk would be working with us to spread the word about their almond milk…I prayed that I’d be chosen to work with them!

Long before I even knew that Silk would be working with FitFluential, they were my FAVORITE brand of almond milk to buy.

[Featured them here in a Foods of the Moment post!]

When I first tried almond milk a few years ago, I wasn’t sold on it. The brand I tried was really thin, lacked flavor, and tasted a little sour. It grew on me a bit but not enough to make me switch to it from regular cow’s milk. That transition happened once I tried Silk’s almond milk. I had always been a fan of their soy milk, so I had pretty high expectations for their new product.

My expectations were not only met…but TOTALLY EXCEEDED.

No lie, Silk makes the creamiest, most rich, smooth almond milk I have ever tasted. I know a lot of people like flavored almond milks, but with Silk, the texture is so creamy and thick that the unsweetened is perfect! In fact the Unsweetened Original is my favorite out of their entire line with the Unsweetened Vanilla as a close second.

Silk Almond Milk is the only milk I use now. Not only does it have the calcium equivalent of cow’s milk, tons of vitamins and nutrients, and a healthy dose of good fats from the almonds, and a pretty low amount of calories…but it’s SO versatile and can be used in pretty much any recipe that calls for regular milk. Or be the star of a recipe itself! Here are some of the recipes I’ve used almond milk in successfully:

Avocado Soup

Almond Crusted Chicken Fingers

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Mexican Chocolate Breakfast Shake

Creamy Tomato Soup

Vegan Winter Chai Tea

As you can see that’s a pretty wide spectrum of dishes…just another testament to how awesome Silk almond milk is! Even my parents like it…so it’s clearly not only for vegans! Basically if you like rich tasting, creamy beverages that also pack a ton of nutrition…then it’s for you!

If you haven’t tried almond milk before though, I highly suggest going with Silk for your first experience! I have faith that you’ll be totally impressed and you’ll save yourself the trial and error that I had to go through to found a brand that I really like!

If you’re looking for some other ways to use almond milk (instead of just chugging it straight from the carton…not that I’ve done that ;))…check out these recipes that some fellow bloggers have created from scratch (there’s also a coupon there too!)! They all look terrific!

To learn more about Silk and their Rethink Campaign like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and look for the #silkalmond hastag around the web!

Thanks for the opportunity FitFluential and Silk!

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Hope everyone who is headed back to school has a great day and to the rest of you Happy Monday!

Remember that you can submit your Healthy Help’s for this week’s Lend a {Healthy} Hand project and in doing so be entered into the huge giveaway I have going on right now!!

Love you all!

Kaila 

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Todays’s Healthy Help: Lent a friend one of my course books for class tomorrow!

[FitFluential LLC compensated me for this Campaign. All opinions are my own.]

 

Comments

  1. Alex @ therunwithin says

    this is my favorite kind of almond milk, I only buy this kind because i find it tastes the best. good luck going back!!

  2. says

    love me some almond milk!!(: i miss it like crazy at school- i usually don’t buy it because i try to keep my food to >$20 a week since i have a full meal plan. when i went home for the holidays i went through so much because i was drinking it all the time!

  3. Carley @ Optimistic Health says

    Silk is my new fave!! It doesn’t have carrageenan which is the reason many people have digestive issues. I am a loyal fan of SILK!! I oughta try out your recipes :)

  4. Elizabeth @ fitcollegegirl says

    I have never tried Soy milk or almond milk just because I was raised on regular cow’s milk, but I am going to have to try them because it seems like a new favorite and staple in the health food world. The only problem is, with a mini fridge in my dorm room I have trouble with milk going bad quickly. Do you think almond milk will keep any better?

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