Silk Protein Nut Milk is an almond and cashew nut milk with a little something extra added to it that enhances its health-friendly value. One of the most eye-catching of ingredients in the nut milk is the pea protein it contains, which I’ve had before in healthy chips and a faux peanut butter spread, but isn’t exactly considered a ‘mainstream’ ingredient. Designated as a Non-GMO Project product, the “2g Sugar” Silk Protein Nut Milk has a lot of pluses…
With 10 grams of plant-based, pea protein, you not only satisfy 14% of your recommended daily value in one serving, but also enjoy many other benefits. According to Silk’s website, the nut milk contains 80% less sugar than dairy milk, as well as 50% more calcium than dairy milk. You also don’t have to worry about saturated fat when drinking it. And, the nut milk also accommodates individuals who are sensitive or allergic to dairy, soy, lactose, and gluten.
The very first time I sipped the Silk Protein Nut Milk, I was kind of taken aback by the flavor. I don’t know what I expected it to taste like (since I regularly purchase and drink Silk unsweetened- and unsweetened vanilla almond milk), but I did have to adjust my taste buds a bit.
There is a thicker consistency to the nut milk, which is very creamy, and I noticed a familiar taste. At first, I couldn’t put my finger on it, but then it came to me. Interestingly, it reminds me of Kashi Go Lean Clusters Vanilla Pepita Cereal, which I went crazy over last year, and happened to have pea crisps as an ingredient.
The Two Best Ways I Drank/Used It
I don’t normally drink almond milk on its own, and prefer to make cocoa-rich drinks and fruit smoothies, as well as use it as a substitute in recipes. The two best ways that I’ve found for incorporating Silk Protein Nut Milk into my diet so far is:
2g Sugar Silk Protein Nut Milk + No Sugar Added Swiss Miss Cocoa Mix: When served cold, this drink tastes ‘malted’ and has a creamy, lightly sweetened, satisfying Ovaltine-like flavor. I really, really like it! However, when I heated this concoction up, it kind of grossed me out. So, I recommend this beverage option served COLD.
2g Sugar Silk Protein Nut Milk + Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Oatmeal/Cereal + ½ Packet of Splenda: I added 1/3 cup of the superfood oatmeal and 2/3 cup of Silk nut milk to a bowl, stirred it up, and cooked for a little over 2 minutes in the microwave. The result was a noticeably creamy breakfast option that is much better than the way I used to cook it – either ½ water-½ 2% milk blend or all water.
By the Numbers
One serving of Silk Protein Nut Milk (one cup) equals 130 calories, and delivers a handful of vitamins to your system, including 45% of your recommended daily value of calcium and 25% RDV of vitamin D. The primary ingredient of the nut milk is Almondmilk (Filtered Water, Almonds), Cashewmilk (Filtered Water, Cashews), and Pea Protein.
Disclosure: As part of Crowdtap, I received a complimentary sample of this product in exchange for sharing my honest opinion when testing it out.
Do you drink Silk nut milks?