I have been seeing some good deals on the Silk Fruit & Protein drinks in my local stores (after $1 off coupon), but had not tried it out myself until I was asked to participate in a blogging program by Social Moms to learn more about Silk Fruit & Protein drinks.
As my family starts to prepare for back to school routines, one thing I am always looking for are quick and nutritious breakfast options. Getting more protein into my kids morning diets has been a challenge for us. One thing my kids do love is juice in the morning. So when I learned that Silk’s Fruit & Protein beverage launched nationally last year as an alternative to juice I was eager to test it out on my family!
I was a little nervous to be honest, as my youngest (she turns 5 in two days) does not eat much meat, and my oldest has a peanut allergy (so nut butters are not an option for getting her more protein), so I have been feeling the pressure to get more protein in her diet specifically. She does love all things berries, so we went with the Silk Fruit & Protein Mixed Berry blend. It went over well, not only with the kids, but also my husband (he likes the Strawberry Banana flavor).
Not only is it a great source of protein, but its also an excellent source of Calcium, Vitamin D, & Vitamin C, so now I don’t have to feel so guilty when my kids just want a quick piece of toast in the morning. I will now give them their toast and a glass of the Silk Fruit & Protein, and feel good about sending them out the door to school!
Its also nice for me. I usually brew myself of pot of coffee in the morning, and don’t eat real food until lunch time. Now, I have will remind myself to pour a small cup for myself when I pour one for the kids, and let it help sustain me until lunch much better then just my usual cup of Joe does (love it as I don’t have to cut out my favorite coffee, can just add it to the morning routine when I am getting the kids set up!).
Our favorite flavors include: Fruit & Protein with Mixed Berry, Strawberry Banana. You will find the Silk Fruit & Protein products near other Silk and plant-based-beverages, such as soy or almond milk, not in the juice section, in most grocery stores. They come in half gallon packages, so keep your eye out for that. Find a store in your area where you can purchase this product here!
This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Silk blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.