Many of you already know that I generally try to avoid most ALL dairy in my diet, but what you may not know is that I made the switch a long time ago to nut-based milks, even before I stopped consuming dairy in other places. The difference in how I feel consuming a plant-based milk versus regular dairy milk – is incredible. I find myself less bloated, I feel lighter and I can tell that it requires much less on my digestive system to process than cow’s milk dairy.
Most of you know, I generally prefer to make my own almond milk whenever I can, but there are times when our schedule is just so crazy – when we are traveling, we have house guests or I am just bogged down with work. When life gets busy like that, it usually means stopping to make my own almond milk, just isn’t in the schedule.
I am happy that with Silk’s Unsweetened Almondmilks, I can get the ease and health benefits of homemade almond milk but without all of the work. I also really like knowing that like the plants that Silk’s products are made from, when your body is getting everything it needs to be healthy, it blooms and is at it’s best. So for me, it’s wonderful that I still have the opportunity to reap all of those amazing benefits, even when I can’t make it myself.
One of my favorite things about Silk’s products is their commitment to the ingredients they are sourcing. Silk’s products are all certified Non-GMO and they are part of the Non-GMO Project, which is something I personally look for when I am at the store, these days. With most brands of almond milk, besides not being certified Non-GMO, most, including even the organic brands – contain that dreaded additive carrageenan, something I personally try to avoid whenever possible. So, I also really love that I know I can avoid that when buying Silk’s Almondmilks.
Here are some of the other amazing benefits of Silk’s Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk
• 30 calories per serving
• Absolutely no added sugar
• 50% more calcium than dairy milk
• Excellent source of vitamin E
• Absolutely no cholesterol or saturated fat
• Free of dairy, soy, lactose, gluten, casein, egg and MSG
• Verified by the Non-GMO Project’s product verification program
• No artificial colors, flavors or funny business
Today, I am sharing one of my very favorite ways to use Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk – Below is my recipe for an Iced Dirty Chai Almond Milk Latte, made even easier with the Silk Almondmilk. This simple-to-make, coffee-house worthy beverage is full of so many incredible flavors. The spiciness from my homemade chai is complimented so nicely by the creamy Silk Almondmilk and the coffee is a unique and fun variation on the classic chai flavor, plus it gives you an extra little kick.
I had actually never even heard of a Dirty Chai until we moved out here to Southern California, but for me – it was love at first sip! if you are chai lover, that often feels like you can’t decide between that and coffee – I think you will really dig this one. Oh and if you prefer hot beverages, simply add all of the ingredients to a small saucepan and bring it to a quick simmer – serve hot with a little cinnamon on top.
- 1 cup Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk
- 1/2 cup homemade chai concentrate
- 1/2 cup strong iced coffee (or espresso, in which case use less, likely just 1 shot)
- optional: additional sweetener of your choice
Add all of the ingredients, minus the ice, to a shaker or a jar with a lid. Shake really well, taste and add additional sweetener, if necessary. Pour over ice and serve immediately.[/print_this]
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.