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Today, we're here to talk about milk. Ew, not cow secretions loaded with hormones and antibiotics! I'm talking about plant milk, y'all!
I like to make my own plant milks. I’ve made almond milk many times (delicious), white bean milk (it was so gross, I had to throw it out), oat milk (pretty icky stuff, slimy too), and cashew milk (yum!). Homemade almond milk is insanely delicious, but despite my good intentions, I never end up using the almond pulp and guilt gets the better of me. Homemade cashew milk is crazy good, but for somethings can be a bit too grainy for me.
Evenso, I do still make different plant milks. In fact, I just made sunflower seed milk for the first time (pretty tasty). But...I'm still not sure what to do with the pulp! However, when I don’t have the time to plan accordingly, as the nuts and seeds need to soak for eight hours, I buy Silk®. I really like their soy milk, but what I buy the most of is their Silk® Unsweetened Original Almondmilk. I’ve tried other brands of almond milk, but they all have a sort of displeasing taste to me, personally. Silk Almondmilk is the mildest, creamiest and it’s very tasty indeed.
It’s pretty obvious to most of us that almond milk is much better for one than cow’s milk. But just in case you don’t know, Silk® has:
- 50% more calcium than dairy milk*
- Zero cholesterol
- Less calories than dairy milk
- No gluten, soy, casein, peanuts, egg and MSG
I like to use the almond milk in any recipe that would normally call for cow’s milk. Though I do prefer to use Silk® Soymilk during baking. And, all of Silk’s products are non-GMO too!
My staple in the kitchen is the plain, Silk® Unsweetened Original Almondmilk because it’s the most versatile. The Silk® Dark Chocolate Almondmilk, I have seriously forbidden myself from buying because I chug it relentlessly...in like one day’s time. The chocolate almond milk is like Oreos (or crack), just can’t have the stuff in the house! I would survive solely on Oreos and Silk® Dark Chocolate Almondmilk if I knew it could adequately sustain human life. The Silk® Vanilla Almondmilk is really great as a splash in coffee, or used as a vegan sweetened condensed milk if you boil it down a bit.
There are so many different Silk® plant based milks to choose from! I’m sure you’ll find one that fits your needs exactly. Time to ditch the dairy and drink something that’s better for your health, and the planet too!
Check out some of my recipes including Silk® Unsweetened Original Almondmilk in the gallery below!