Garlic Mashed Cauliflower with #SilkSoy

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower with #SilkSoy

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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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’!

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Serves 6


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Ingredients
  1. 1 medium head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  2. 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  3. 3/4 cup Silk Soymilk
  4. 1 Tablespoon butter (I use Kerrygold grassfed Irish Butter)
  5. 1 teaspoon olive oil
  6. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Steam (or boil) cauliflower florets and allow to cool.
  2. Place cauliflower and garlic into a food processor (or blender) and pulse several times.
  3. Add Silk Soymilk (original), butter, oil, salt and pepper and blend until creamy.
  4. Serve garnished with chives or add to mashed potatoes to boost their veggie content!
Adapted from CulinArt Group Recipe
Adapted from CulinArt Group Recipe
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This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Silk.

 

Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding with #SilkSoy

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:

  • Lactose-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Cholesterol-free
  • 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!

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Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding

Serves 3
Super easy chocolatey chia pudding packed with lots of plant-based protein!


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Prep Time
10 min

Prep Time
10 min

Ingredients
  1. 2 cups Silk Chocolate Soymilk
  2. 2 ripe bananas
  3. 1/3 cup chia seeds
  4. dark chocolate morsels (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine Silk Chocolate Soymilk and bananas in a blender until smooth.
  2. Spoon chia seeds into mason jars.
  3. Pour chocolate banana soymilk mixture over chia seeds, stirring as you go.
  4. Cover jar with lid and shake vigorously to distribute chia evenly.
  5. Allow pudding to set in refrigerator for up to 4 hours.
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Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding

 

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