When my oldest daughter, Abigail, was born, my husband and I discovered she was allergic to cow’s milk. Every time she ingested dairy, her face, arms, and legs would break out in eczema. From the time she was two years old, she has been drinking soy and rice milk as the rest of the family continued to drink regular milk. From time to time I enjoy a soy latte; however, soy milk has never been a part of my regular diet.
When my family and I were invited to participate in the “Least Challenging Challenge” by the producers of Silk non-dairy products, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to switch the whole family over for a week to see if it was something our whole family could enjoy. The challenge we accepted was to switch from regular milk to Silk Pure Almond Vanilla and Silk Soy Vanilla Light for a minimum of one week. As I explained this challenge with Abigail she was hesitant because her favorite soy product is Silk Very Vanilla Soy milk. The “light” version of her favorite milk was a subtle but seemingly big change. As a ten year old girl who is quite particular about certain favorite products my greatest fear was that she would resist the change. There was also my three year old son, who drinks a lot of regular milk and gets very upset if I try to have him drink soy milk. Quite honestly, I am looking forward to this challenge for the health benefits of both soy and almond milk.
Silk Pure Almond Vanilla milk contains only 90 calories per serving and 50% more calcium than regular milk. Another impressive health benefit of this milk is that it contains 50% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin E. Silk Light Vanilla contains 6 grams of soy protein, is lactose and dairy free, low in saturated fat, and contains 130 mg. of ALA Omega-3. It is also sweetened with Stevia, making this milk only 70 calories per serving.
This will definitely be challenging during breakfast when my kids expect to drink their preferred milks with their cereal, but I am hopeful they will be pleasantly surprised with the switch.
Stayed tuned for updates on how we’re doing!
Disclosure: This post is underwritten by the producers of Silk.