It’s a choice. And a tasty one. To get technical, it’s having a diet that is based on foods that come from plants, with few or no foods from animal sources. And to get even more technical, it’s pretty awesome! There’s a ton of documented benefits. For one, Consuming plant-based foods is associated with better weight management. Also, plants are a great source of vitamins, potassium, fibre and lots of other important nutrients that we’d list if we weren’t running out of space. Of course, you don’t have to go totally vegan or vegetarian to start seeing the benefits. Improving your diet can be as easy as adding in more vegetables and fruits, whole grains or nuts every day.
Good for you
When it comes to healthy eating, there’s theory and there’s practice. We’re here to help you put it all into oh-so-tasty practice. Just by being here, you’ve already taken the first step. The road ahead is all deliciousness.
What exactly is a plant-based diet?
SMALL STEPS THAT ADD UP
We believe that eating good means feeling good. Real gooooood. And it’s the small steps that get us there. Things like rolling out of bed for an early morning run or blending up an energizing almond smoothie for your commute to work. Or simply taking the stairs instead of awkwardly trying not to make eye contact in the elevator. There’s more than one way to make the little changes that have an impact. You’ve got this!
Easy tips and tricks
Swirled in a smoothie or simmered in soup, Silk is right at home in the kitchen. In fact, you can substitute Silk for dairy milk, cup for cup, in almost any recipe!
Bring the heat… carefully
Like milk, Silk will scorch if cooked at too high a temperature and can form a skin when heated. Stir constantly and use moderate heat for best results.
Add a little thickener
Because most Silk products are low in saturated fat, they require a little extra thickener to set up properly in puddings and custards. For your cooked pudding recipes, add 3 tablespoons cornstarch. The proof is in the pudding!
Sip it—don’t whip it
Silk for Coffee doesn’t contain enough fat to whip up like dairy cream, so you can skip the whip. Instead, drizzle it over fresh fruit or cobbler for an added bite of deliciousness!
Fridge over freezer
Freezing Silk isn’t recommended for storage because the consistency and taste can deteriorate when thawed. Hot tip: Silk might not freeze, but it’s the perfect partner for frozen desserts. Jazz up any icy treat, from fruity popsicles to Granita.
Find your flavour
Silk Unsweetened Original is our most neutral Silk, suitable for almost any recipe. Silk Original brings a hint of sweetness and is an addition to most cooking occasions.
Sweeten your treats
Silk Vanilla and Silk Chocolate are made to bring that bonus hit of flavour to desserts and breakfast treats.
Some simply simple swaps
A few of our favourite ways to enjoy Silk.
Slurp, sip or chug a power smoothie: Silk is primed to blend with all your favourite fruits. It’ll come out smooth as…Silk! Level up comfort food: Swap Silk for milk in mashed potatoes, creamy soups and other cozy dishes.
Wake up with Silk: Use Silk in breakfast treats like muffins, pancakes and French toast for an early-morning, feel-good treat. Dress up your greens: Add a splash of Silk to salad dressing for a creamy effect.
Whip up a smarter smoothie
If you are looking for a way to cut down on fat while loading up on flavour use Silk Vanilla almond beverage in your smoothie! Whether you’re a green smoothie die-hard or a strawberry- banana lover, a creamy glug adds a perfect touch of sweetness.
Make it an oatmeal morning
Turn into a morning person with a swirl of Silk Unsweetened vanilla almond beverage in your oatmeal. It can be a way to save on calories and max out on flavour with a delectable hint of vanilla flavour. Talk about a good morning!
Wake up on the tasty side
Introduce your morning cereal to their perfect match: Silk unsweetened soy beverage. At 90 calories a serving, it’s doing the most with a creamy flavour.