Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Fitfluential on behalf of Silk. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
We’re talking all things soy today! As a Registered Dietitian, soy is definitely up there on the list of things I get asked about most, due to the many myths out there about soy and soymilk. Check out this great Fact or Fiction page at Silk.com for more detailed info on the soy misconceptions, but rest assured that many of these rumors are just that…rumors. Silk Soymilk is actually a great option for both veg-heads and meat lovers alike to incorporate more plant-based protein into their day.
Silk Original Soymilk provides 8 grams of protein per 8 ounces (equivalent to cow’s milk!) and is an excellent source of calcium and Vitamin D. In fact, Silk Soymilk has 50% more calcium than dairy milk. Soy is also a complete protein, meaning that it contains all of the essential amino acids our bodies need.
Some other Silk Brand features you’ll find:
- No high-fructose corn syrup
- No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
- Non-GMO project verified
Silk Soymilk can be enjoyed on its own and in the same ways you might use dairy milk…in coffee, cereal, smoothies and more! Silk currently offers 11 varieties of Soymilk, including Original, Vanilla, Very Vanilla and Chocolate (my fave!). For anyone concerned about carageenan (an additive I typically avoid), I have good news! Due to customer feedback, Silk has committed to removing carageenan from all of their soy products by the end of 2015. High-five Silk! 🙂 Gotta love a company that listens and responds so well to their consumers!
Now on to the really good stuff. After perusing the awesome Silk site and gaining inspiration from their many recipes, I decided to get creative and whip up my own. You guys are going to loooove this super-easy, 3-ingredient treat that can be enjoyed as a post-workout recovery, midday snack, dessert or even breakfast!
- 2 cups Silk Chocolate Soymilk
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- dark chocolate morsels (optional)
- Combine Silk Chocolate Soymilk and bananas in a blender until smooth.
- Spoon chia seeds into mason jars.
- Pour chocolate banana soymilk mixture over chia seeds, stirring as you go.
- Cover jar with lid and shake vigorously to distribute chia evenly.
- Allow pudding to set in refrigerator for up to 4 hours.
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This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Silk.