Need a high-protein, dairy-free milk alternative? Silk Protein & Nut Milk just might be your new Holy Grail.
Combining the creaminess of almondmilk and cashewmilk with the thickening power of pea protein, Silk Protein & Nut Milk results in a rich beverage that eclipses 2% milk. It packs in a whopping 10 grams of protein per serving, and just look at how creamy it is.
Because it’s so thick, I found Silk Protein & Nut Milk to be a bit heavy for straight up sipping. But it works beautifully in smoothies, hot cereal, and baked goods. The consistency adds body and a very pleasant flavor.
It’s more neutral than nutty, but has a pleasant sweetness, despite being so low in sugars. The Plain has just 2 grams of sugars and has a mild taste with just a hint of sweet. The Vanilla has 6 grams of sugar with an almost addictive but gentle sweetness and the perfect touch of vanilla.
Beyond the low sugar and high protein aspects, Silk Protein & Nut Milk contains 8 grams of plant-based fats, 45% of the RDA for Calcium, 25% for Vitamin D, and 8% for Iron. It’s also sweetened solely with cane sugar (no funny alternative sweeteners!), and is carrageenan-free.
The only downfall that I noted with Silk Protein & Nut Milk is in the consistency. It has a very slight heavy finish and mouth-feel, and can get just a touch “gloppy” after resting in the refrigerator. I think the protein must cause some thickening. Just make sure to give it a very good shake before pouring.
The Facts on Silk Protein & Nut Milk
Certifications: Silk Protein & Nut Milk is Non-GMO Verified and Certified Kosher Dairy (they are dairy-free by ingredients, but dairy may be present on the lines or in the facility – see our Understanding Kosher guide). It is also labeled as gluten-free, but we did not note a certification for this.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Silk Protein & Nut Milk is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Silk website at silk.com.