Friday, April 17, 2015

Recipe: Silk Almond Milk Smoothies

The weather is warming up outside, we are seeing sunny (and rainy) days, and spring is officially here. Smoothies are a great way to combat the heat, and I love having them for breakfast in the spring and summer months!

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Over the past two weeks, I’ve enjoyed a smoothie for breakfast almost every morning. I tossed around several recipes and came up with a few I think you’ll enjoy, too!

This was my first time to use Silk’s brand of almond milk and I have to say that I really enjoyed the texture – it’s creamier than other almond milk brands I’ve tried in the past.

To begin, all of my smoothies call for a ripe (or very ripe) frozen banana. They also call for ice and a creamy base – in this case, I used Silk Almond Milk. All three recipes are Paleo friendly, too (if you consider processed almond milk paleo…some things you just can’t help…) and are also all around 275-300 calories a piece!  (I also liked using Silk almond milk as an alternative to dairy milk because it contains fewer calories.)

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Elvis Silk Smoothie (1)

“Elvis” Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Silk Almond Milk
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ripe frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 tbsp honey
Blend together in a blender, serve, and enjoy!

Elvis Silk Smoothie (4)Elvis Silk Smoothie (3)

This smoothie is very chocolate-y and rich. If you would like to change it up a bit, only adding 1 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder would work, too!

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Banana Pie Silk Smoothie (1)

Banana Cream Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Silk Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 ripe frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 tbsp honey
Blend together in a blender, serve, and enjoy!

Banana Pie Silk Smoothie (3)Banana Pie Silk Smoothie (2)

If you know me, you know I love banana flavored anything! This was definitely a favorite of mine out of the three! :)

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Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie (1)

Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Silk Almond Milk
  • 1 ripe frozen banana
  • 1 cup of frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 cup of halved fresh strawberries
Blend together in a blender, serve, and enjoy!

Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie (2)

Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie (4)Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie (3)

So refreshing on a warm morning!

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Almond Milk isn’t the only product produced by Silk! In fact, they also offer products such as soy milk, cashew milk, dark chocolate almond milk (umm…yum!), coconut milk, even yogurt…the list goes on!

  • Interested in more recipes? Visit Silk’s Smoothie Solution Landing Page where you can find a ton of great ideas for smoothies with a variety of ingredients!
  • Want to know where to find Silk? Check out their product locator to find a Silk distributor near you!
  • Would you like to save a little money while trying out this product? Sign up for Silk newsletter and receive a coupon!
What’s your favorite type of smoothie/favorite smoothie ingredients?


Disclaimer: This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine. Comments submitted may be displayed on other websites owned by the sponsoring brand.

13 comments:

  1. I love Almond milk. I always get the Vanilla flavor. I had an "Elvis" cupcake last weekend in Atlantic City!

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    1. YUM! That cupcake sounds delicious!

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  2. Yummy recipes Karen! I really want to try the strawberry and pineapple one!

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  3. I love almond milk! It's my preferred form of milk :)

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  4. Yummy, the Elvis sounds fabulous!

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    1. It's really tasty! :) Thanks, Abby!

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  5. I too love almond milk. I make these but I will add a scoop of powdered soy/whey protein for an additional 12 grams of protein. Good for a meal replacement or post run nutrition.

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    1. That's a great idea, too! I was trying to keep them all around 300 calories so that's why I didn't, but that's a great idea!!

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  6. I will never forget the first time that you pulled one of those ripe bananas out of your freezer!!! LOL

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    1. BAHAHA! So funny!!!! And your face when I showed you my green smoothie!!

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  7. What Is Almond Milk? It's one of the best, most straightforward, least expensive approaches to make a high protein, low-fat drain elective.salmon

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