I recently was challenged to use Silk® Fruit&Protein, found at my Walmart, in a recipe. Well you know me…I could not stop creating once I got going…so I have three recipes to share today. But first let me tell you about this yummy new product from Silk..Fruit&Protein!
Silk Fruit&Protein offers the taste of fruit juice plus the nourishing power of protein. According to the website, “it is silky-smooth, fruit-luscious and easy to love, Silk Fruit&Protein is marvelous in the morning or awesome in the afternoon. Silk Fruit&Protein is made with natural beans right here in North America, without genetic engineering. Chock full of protein, calcium, vitamin D and vitamin C, it comes in three fruity flavors: Mango Peach, Mixed Berry and Strawberry Banana.” However, I like it for one BIGGGGGGG reason…
It’s FREE…free of lactose and dairy…and it has protein…and I can have it!!!
I we shopped for the ingredients for my recipes…see my entire path to purchase in a slide show here. You can find Silk Fruit&Protein in Walmart’s dairy department (near the milk). I am sure you will like this delicious product and find many ways to incorporate it into your recipes…just like I did.
And there is more, there will be a twitter party next Thursday at 1:00 PM EST where we will share recipes and give away some great prizes. Whether you have tried it and love it or are just learning about it, we’d like to invite you to join us at a Twitter party to talk about Silk® Fruit&Protein and how we can incorporate it into a healthy breakfast for our families! Here is the RSVP link. Make sure you RSVP so you are eligible for the great prizes.
HIMself is still in therapy for his ankle. I feel sorry for him, so I am spoiling him with treats. He helps with the grocery shopping…he even beat me to the dairy section yesterday!!! Okay…he has wheels….DUH!!!
So let’s get creative here and make some yumminess…Recipes for the Lactose Intolerant are great for breakfast or any time!!!
Silky Strawberry and Banana Nut Muffins
These are wickedly delicious, melt in your mouth muffins. You will probably make them often as I do. My family always asks for them when they visit. Now that I can use Silk Fruit&Protein in them instead of milk, my daughter and I can enjoy them too!!! WOO HOO!!!
Wet ingredients (2 cups total):
1-3 ripe bananas mashed
1/3 cup melted butter
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
Silk Fruit&Protein enough to make 2 cups TOTAL wet ingredients
1-1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 cup flax seed
1 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts) or NUT-ritious
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. This is an easy recipe…
Put all of the wet ingredients into a bowl. Make sure the bananas are thoroughly mashed before you start to mix. I use a food chopper to get them liquidy.
Put all of the dry ingredients into a separate bowl and mix them with a large wooden spoon. All the ingredients need to be fully incorporated so the baking powder/soda are completely distributed throughout the flour. I sift mine.
Fold the wet ingredients to the dry ones with a few swift strokes. This is incredibly important. DO NOT OVERMIX!!! The mixture will look lumpy and not fully mixed….but it is. It’s supposed to look like this..
If you mix it until it is the consistency of smooth cake batter, you’ve gone too far!!! So stop while you are ahead please.
Spoon the lumpy batter into a muffin tin lined with paper liners about 2/3rds full. Sprinkle some chopped nuts on the top. Put them into a preheated oven and for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, check a center muffin with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, STOP and remove them from the oven. If not, bake them for another 3-5 minutes. Ovens differ…you’ll know when they’re done.
Let them cool for a few minutes, then carefully lift them out of the muffin tin and place them on a cooling rack to cool or, better yet; eat them warm!!! Enjoy!
Silky Strawberry and Banana Yogurt Dip/Dressing
HIMself loves scones. He would have them twice a day if he could. We buy them at our wonderful bakery here on the island, but they can get dry if we buy too many. So I have a new trick to keep the second day scones just as tasty as the first….a silky yogurt dip. You can also use this as a salad dressing!!! I make a strawberry cold salad over greens that this really rocks!!!
1 C Silk Fruit&Protein
1 C plain yogurt
3-5 strawberries to taste
1 tsp. flax seed
Place the ingredients in a blender and mix until you create the consistency you like. This can store for a few days.
Silky Strawberry and Banana Yogurt Smoothie
This is so easy, you will laugh. Mix equal amounts of Silk Fruit&Protein and plain yogurt. I add some flax seed too, but you don’t have to. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze. Take out several and blend in the blender. Add a sprig of mint and enjoy!!!
So I hope I have convinced you to try Silk Fruit&Protein. It tastes great straight from the carton, but it is so good in recipes too. I hope that I can find the other two flavors soon…think what I can do with Mango Peach and Mixed Berry!!!
Here are websites for Silk…let them know how much you love the Silk Fruit&Protein. Tell them I sent you:
Silk Fruit&Protein Strawberry Banana Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup (240 mL)
Servings Per Container 8
|Amount per Serving|
|Calories from Fat||15|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1.5g||2%|
|Saturated Fat 0.0g||0%|
|Trans Fat 0.0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 29g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:|
|Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
All Natural Soybase (Filtered Water, Soy Flour), Filtered Water, Juice Blend (Filtered Water, Pear, Apple and Strawberry Juices from Concentrate, Banana Puree), All Natural Evaporated Cane Juice, Pectin, Citric Acid, Natural Flavor, Calcium Lactate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Colors From Fruits and Vegetables, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Gellan Gum, Vitamin D2.