Creamy Cashew Vanilla Quinoa Pudding!
I have always loved non-dairy alternatives and I am a huge fan of Silk’s almond milk. I am making a big change in my life and reverting to healthier and clean eating. I am trying to get back to my healthy lifestyle and I just so happened to hear that Silk has added a brand new flavor. A perfectly nutty and creamy milk made from cashews.
Of course, I was intrigued and since I am a dedicated almond milk lover, I just had to try it! I was pleasantly surprised when I took my first sip. It was creamy, nutty and with a tiny hint of sweetness–definitely not overpowering.
All you need is NEW Silk Creamy Cashew, quinoa, vanilla, raisins and natural brown sugar.
Most days, we prepare our proteins ahead of time. On days when we get lost in the bustle, I look to quick and easy ways to get our protein in. Quinoa is a super food since it is a complete protein, it is even easier to digest than meat. Plus, NEW Silk Creamy Cashew has as much calcium as dairy milk with only 60 calories per serving, 33% fewer calories than skim milk.
While I love the earthy taste, my kids, not so much.
With this Creamy Cashew Quinoa Pudding, you’re sure to please and get their protein in. Not to mention, it’s dairy-free, gluten-free and soy-free. So, even if we skip a protein during meal time, they can have this for dessert!
NEW Silk Creamy Cashew is only available in Canada right now and not only is it amazing by the glass, it is perfect for your creamier recipes, such as ice cream, mashed potatoes, soups and more.
Creamy Cashew Quinoa Vanilla Pudding
- 2 cups of NEW Silk Creamy Cashew
- 1 TSP of pure vanilla extract
- 2 TBSP of natural brown sugar
- 2 cups of quinoa
- 1 TSP of cinnamon optional
- 1 medium pot
- 1 wooden spoon
- Add 2 cups of NEW Silk Creamy Cashew into a medium pot.
- Place stove on medium heat.
- Add 1 TSP of vanilla extract into the pot, stir.
- Place 2 cups of quinoa into the mixture, add 2 TBSP of brown sugar and still until sugar is dissolved.
- Bring to a slow boil and until most of the liquid has evaporated. Check quinoa to see if it is soft.
- Add cinnamon and raisins to taste.
- Once it is cooked to taste, take it off the heat and add a little bit more of Silk Creamy Cashew.
- Stir and serve.
What I love about NEW Silk Creamy Cashew is that it is so versatile. It can be used in cereal, oats and even in everyday cooking. My journey to a healthier me is going to be a long one but, with Silk as a staple in our home and the NEW Silk Creamy Cashew as a new favorite, I am hoping that it will be a permanent one.
My next experiment will be banana-chocolate peanut butter smoothies! I think it will be amazing, not to mention add some to my favorite muffin recipe! Like I said, so well-rounded! Check out even more delicious recipes!
For more information about NEW Silk’s Creamy Cashew, you can visit them over at drinksilk.ca! You can always find updates on their Facebook page, here. If you want to try it for yourself, try using their store locator.
Would you try the NEW Silk Cashew or have you already–what did you think?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Note: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.