If any of you have or have had toddlers then you know how picky…err…particular they can be when it comes to food. For the longest time, I thought I had the perfect little eater on my hands. Kellan would eat everything: kale, sausage, quinoa, black beans, chicken, fish, pretty much everything we put in front of him. Then he got older and he got pickier. He started telling us things he liked and things he didn’t. The like list got shorter and the don’t like list got bigger. And if you ever try to slip something by him, he knows. This is why when the nice people at Silk wanted me to do a taste challenge using their Vanilla Almondmilk I knew exactly who I wanted to test it out on :)
Kellan and I have been enjoying smoothies together almost every morning for the better part of 2 years. I will vary the things we add into the smoothie sometimes fresh berries, sometimes frozen, sometimes we add peanut butter and sometimes chia seeds or flax. But the base, the base, is always whole milk.
I’ve tried other stuff. I’ve tried apple juice when we ran out of milk. He barely touched it. When he was sick and I wanted to get some extra vitamin C into his diet, I tried using orange juice as the base. One sip and he looked up at me, wrinkled his nose and said “It’s orange. I don’t like it!” And wouldn’t drink anymore.
The day that I decided to attempt the Silk Vanilla Almondmilk Taste Challenge I knew the chances were that Kellan would not like the smoothie. Silk does taste different than milk. It’s a good different. But a different none the less.
I did every thing the same, except for instead of grabbing the milk, I grabbed the Almondmilk. Kellan even helped me make the smoothie and saw that it wasn’t regular milk I was using. I blended everything up, got us a couple straws and handed it over.
And guess what…
He LOVED it. He didn’t ask if there was something else in it. He didn’t say he didn’t like it. He just kept drinking and drinking. Success!
From my point of view, as someone who also doesn’t have much experience drinking almond milk, I also found the smoothie very good. The Almondmilk was a bit creamier than regular milk and I loved the vanilla sweetness that it added to the smoothie. I will definitely be making these more often.
Maybe next time I’ll add some greens to the mix to see how Kellan does ;-)
This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.
Vanilla Almondmilk and Berry SmoothiePrint Recipe
- 8 ounces Slik Vanilla Almondmilk
- 1 cup frozen berry blend
- 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon flaxseed meal
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.