Make an Ovaltine-Like Drink and Creamy Superfood Oatmeal with Silk Protein Nut Milk

Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix and Silk Protein Nut Milk Taste Good Together

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…

The Benefits

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 Taste

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.

Silk Protein Nut Milk

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.

Silk Protein Nut Milk & No Sugar Added Swiss Miss

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.

Silk Protein Nut Milk & Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Oatmeal

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.

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Silk Protein Nut Milk with Almonds, Cashews and Pea Protein

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23 thoughts on “Make an Ovaltine-Like Drink and Creamy Superfood Oatmeal with Silk Protein Nut Milk”

  1. Mmmm this looks good 🙂 I have tried a few flavors of this milk and I love it. Right know I am into the Almond milk lol….
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  2. Tara Holland says:

    I’ve never tried Ovaltine, but I love using almond milk in my protein shakes. Will have to try the almond/cashew the next time.

  3. Silk is a brand I’m familiar with although I’ve only tried their Soya milk and not this one. This fits my diet though and I think it’s a good alternative to milk. I like to give it a try.

  4. This drink looks so creamy and fulfilling. I think it probably has some great flavor so I know my guys would really enjoy it.

  5. Heather says:

    This looks wonderful. My eight year old daughter is extremely picky but I’m hoping this is something she’ll like for breakfast in the morning. She’s a competitive rock climber and needs protein!

  6. anvita says:

    I use almond milk mostly and I guess my family has acquired it eventually too.

  7. Nikki says:

    This sounds really good, I love ovaltine. I really like almond milk, though we don’t buy it in my house because I’m the only one that would drink it haha.

  8. Sounds really good! I think my hubby would love this.
    We would totally try this as well.

  9. Christine says:

    I immediately thought of the “more Ovaltine please” commercials with the kids drinking their beverages when I read this. I bet this tastes even better than regular Ovaltine. I’ll have to give it a try and see if my kids ask for more!

  10. Holly says:

    This is an interesting way to make a dairy free chocolate drink. I think I’ll keep mine plain instead though.

  11. I like the sound of this. I like creamy drinks like this and I would love to try this one. The less dairy, the better. I am lactose intolerant.

  12. Jeanine says:

    Love hot chocolate so I would try this! I bet it is a nice flavor and probably would be delicious as a milkshake or malt even!

  13. I used to drink Ovaltine, when I was a kid and back home in Idia. I haven’t found Ovaltine here in the states yet.
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  14. This drink sounds heavenly. I love adding chocolate flavor to my nut milks but I don’t like all the sugar so this is a great alternative.

  15. Cindy says:

    I only drink nut milks these days. Silk has some of the best. I use it in my smoothies almost everyday.

  16. Jessi says:

    This looks super good! I used to love Ovaltine as a kid. My daughter likes it too, so I think she would love this as well. I do a lot of almond milk, so I will have to try this one out, I don’t think I have seen it before.
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  17. Victoria says:

    I must try this, it seems like something I would love thanks for the post! 🙂
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  18. I am dairy free so I use nut milks as my go to milk drinks. I drink it by the glassfuls. I prefer an almond/cashew blend. Creamy and no after taste.

  19. Erica says:

    I use nut milks in my smoothies. Like you, I always get the unsweetened variety. I’ve never seen this option with pea protein. I’d love it if they made an unsweetened variety. But I figure it’s worth a try even with the sugar since it is such a new concept and the sugar is pretty low. I’ll look for it next time I’m at the store.

  20. We buy Silk Almond milk all the time! I’m interested in getting more protein, and will definitely give this one a try!

  21. Kristina says:

    I love Silk Soy milk! It’s delicious and I like it better than cows milk. I love the vanilla and chocolate flavor in stores.

    1. Yona Williams says:

      I’ve tried many different flavors and options in the Silk line, but haven’t tried any soy products yet. Their chocolate flavors are REALLY good.

  22. robin rue says:

    I would love to try this. It sounds like something that my kids would enjoy, too!

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