Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Fitfluential on behalf of Silk. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Hi and Happy Monday! I’m back today talking more about Silk Soymilk and how great plant-based soy protein can be for you. If you missed my last post, click over and check that out first. You seriously do not want to miss out on my recipe for Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding!
As I mentioned in my first Silk post, soymilk is an excellent source of calcium (50% more than cow’s milk!) and Vitamin D. You probably know that calcium and Vitamin D play a big role in keeping our bones healthy, but they are also essential for nerve and muscle function, blood clotting, immunity and fighting inflammation. Because of this, Silk Soymilk is a great option for athletes (runners, crossfitters, yogis, I don’t discriminate!) who are dairy-free. It’s a great way to sneak in some extra protein and get those beneficial nutrients to keep your body fueled, feeling strong and recovering properly after tough workouts.
Since I went with a dessert recipe last time, and I really want to show off how versatile Silk soymilk can be in cooking, today I’m sharing a recipe for Garlic Mashed Cauliflower.
I adapted this recipe from one we serve in our cafes at work (I work in the Wellness Department at CulinArt Group, a national dining services company). This Garlic Mashed Cauliflower can be served as a stand-alone side dish or mixed into regular mashed potatoes to boost the nutritional profile!
I looove me some garlic and this Garlic Mashed Cauliflower sure delivers on that front, so if you’re not into garlic…be sure to adjust and use less. This recipe is a BIG hit in our cafes and I know it will be in your home too…so get in the kitchen and get cookin’!
- 1 medium head of cauliflower, cut into florets
- 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
- 3/4 cup Silk Soymilk
- 1 Tablespoon butter (I use Kerrygold grassfed Irish Butter)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Steam (or boil) cauliflower florets and allow to cool.
- Place cauliflower and garlic into a food processor (or blender) and pulse several times.
- Add Silk Soymilk (original), butter, oil, salt and pepper and blend until creamy.
- Serve garnished with chives or add to mashed potatoes to boost their veggie content!
And don’t forget, when you sign up for the Silk newsletter, you’ll get a free coupon, plus receive extra offers and yummy soymilk recipes! For even more information and Silk recipes from fellow Fitfluential bloggers, follow #SilkSoy on twitter and Instagram. Finally, stay tuned for next month when I’ll be talking all about Silk’s new Cashew Milk and yogurt!
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Silk.