Today, I am excited to work with #CollectiveBias and Silk for their almond milk blends campaign. I want to get to the bottom of this Almond Milk trend I have been seeing lately and you get to hear it honestly.
Have you seen those commercials for almond milk lately? It’s a trend that is being blended into smoothies, poured on granola and battling soy as the non-dairy alternative in coffee. But what in the world is “Almond Milk” and what does it taste like? I also get to share my favorite Overnight Oatmeal Recipes for quick and delicious breakfasts.
What is Almond Milk?
No, there is no squeezing any juice out of an almond. Almond milk is, essentially, super finely ground toasted almonds blended with filtered water, vitamins, and minerals. This produces a milk-like product with a creamy, slightly nutty taste. Silk makes several varieties, even Dark Chocolate! I chose the Almond Milk Protein + Fiber (vanilla flavored) and the Coconut Almond Blend (unsweetened) available at our local Safeway.
- 50% more calcium than dairy milk
- Excellent source of fiber and vitamin E
- Good source of protein
- Free of lactose, gluten, dairy, soy, egg, casein, and MSG
- No cholesterol or saturated fat
- Longer Shelf Life than Cow’s Milk
Additionally, the Silk Almond Protein + Fiber has 5 grams of protein (pea protein) and 5 grams of fiber (from non GMO corn) per serving. That’s actually pretty impressive!
Overnight Oatmeal Recipe
In order to really test the varieties of almond milk, I decided I would make some of my favorite overnight oatmeal recipes. I made 2 servings of Almond Blueberry Maple Oatmeal, Tropical Pineapple Cranberry Oatmeal, and Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal in mason jars.
Overnight oatmeal is a healthy, hearty breakfast I make for fast-paced mornings. The basic recipe is as follows:
Stir all ingredients together. Put in fridge overnight and enjoy your morning! Lasts about 2 days.
My Family’s Favorite Overnight Oatmeal Recipes
|¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats||¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats||¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats|
|¼ cup greek yogurt||¼ cup greek yogurt||¼ cup greek yogurt|
|1/3 cup almond coconut milk||1/3 cup almond milk||1/3 cup almond milk|
|1 ½ tsp chia seeds||1 ½ tsp chia seeds||1 ½ tsp chia seeds|
|¼ cup pineapple||1 ½ tsp honey||3 tsp real maple syrup|
|2 tbsp dried cranberries||1 tsp ground cinnamon||¼ cup blueberries|
|¼ cup diced apples|
*Recipes are for 1 cup serving size. To fill a standard mason jar, I double the recipe.
The Almond Milk were great additions to my overnight oatmeal. I already have a few ideas for cooking with almond milk. If you have any recipes, share with me!
If you enjoyed this recipe, here is another one to try!