Silk Almondmilk Helps Me With My Plant-Based Diet

by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 9, 2014

blender with green smoothieI’m a vegetarian, but that doesn’t necessarily mean I’m eating enough vegetables.

Truth be told, I’m eating too many carbs, actually.

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was doing a pretty intense whole-food cleanse, and I haven’t found the time to tell you yet how it went!

I did make it through two weeks of the cleanse, during which I eliminating dairy products, eggs, gluten, sugar, caffeine, and night shade vegetables like potatoes.

I only lost 2 pounds, I think due to my love of carbs, but I’m pretty proud that I was able to stay away from all of those things for 14 day.

It wasn’t as hard as you might think for two reasons:

  1. I felt great during the cleanse, which made me want to keep going
  2. there are still a lot of yummy, whole food options you can eat

I usually have coffee during the day, with lots of non-fat milk.

I never end up drinking much of it because I always get sidetracked, but I’m usually not without my (cold) coffee next to me.

During the cleanse, I had to find an alternative.

I switched to tea and sometimes I allowed myself some decaf. And I had to find a skim milk alternative, and unsweetened Silk almond milk is my favorite.

Switching from dairy to almond milk is a win-win, because dairy isn’t the best for us — it’s made for baby cows after all, not humans — and it adds more plants to my diet without me having to eat more veggies.

Now that I’m back to eat my usual way, I’ve stayed with the switch to Silk almondmilk.

I’ve added it to our green smoothies and Don and L don’t even notice it’s in there. Which is great, because L won’t drink dairy milk and it’s hard to get enough calcium and protein into him.

Silk Products include:

  • Almondmilk
  • Soymilk
  • Coconutmilk
  • Soy-based Coffee Creamer
  • Cultured Soymilk

Silks’ newest products include Silk Almondmilk Protein + Fiber in Vanilla and Original and Silk Almond Coconut Blend in Original and Unsweetened. I can’t wait to try the Protein + Fiber one next.

You know how passionate I am about avoiding gene-manipulated food. Silk products are proudly made without the use of GMOs.

A leading supporter of the Non-GMO Project, they are committed to ensuring that their products receive their verification. The seal is displayed on the front of most of their products.

Since the verification process can take several months, some of the newest products may not have the seal yet, but will be verified over time. All Silk products are also dairy-free and gluten-free.

What helps you be your best self? What helps you bloom?

{This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.}

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