**I was compensated for writing my honest opinion and sharing information about Silk® Original Cashewmilk. This is my 100% honest opinion, and I would never write about something I haven't tried.
Being lactose intolerant I'm always looking for good (affordable) dairy substitutes. And now that we're on this paleo kick, dairy is completely out of the question. Enter Silk Cashewmilk. I tried the Silk® Unsweetened Cashewmilk and I’m obsessed- I actually chugged 2 full glasses which is fine because there are only 25 calories per serving It's creamy like fatty milk and also mixes well with hot drinks (see below). But first- what's the deal with cashew milk / why cashew milk?
Silk® Original Cashewmilk is creamier than skim milk with 25% fewer calories* and no saturated fat! This makes it ideal for calorie counters with just 25 calories per serving and 2 grams of fat per cup.
Some of the benefits of New Silk® Original Cashewmilk versus regular milk include:
· No saturated fat
· 50% more calcium than dairy milk*
· Lactose-free (helloooo yes!)
· No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
· No high-fructose corn syrup
I’ve been a big fan of Silk® since I figured out dairy is what makes me so sick- to learn more about this great company and its products you can go to http://silk.com/our-story. I’m super pumped about the texture this will add to my overnight oats.
Annnnd since it is suddenly winter here in DC, I tried out a little Cashew Milk Mocha Drink:
Paleo Friendly Hot Mocha:
- 1 cup black coffee
- 1/4 cup Silk Cashew Milk
- 2 Tablespoon Hershey's Cocoa (100% Cacao)
- 2 Tablespoons Pure Agave Nectar (or Honey or Maple Syrup)
- 2 drops vanilla extract
*Calorie comparison claim/calcium claim combo required footnote, linked by asterisk:
Silk Original Cashewmilk: 45% DV calcium and 60 cal/serv; skim dairy milk: 30% DV calcium and 80 cal/serv. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 26. Data consistent with typical skim dairy milk.
Silk Unsweetened Cashewmilk: 45% DV calcium and 25 cal/serv; skim dairy milk: 30% DV calcium and 80 cal/serv.USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 26. Data consistent with typical skim dairy milk.
Annnd can we just talk about these dancing cashews: