My son is growing up fast. He’s as tall as I am now, his feet have long since passed mine up (even though he still insists on squeezing into my flip-flops to take out the trash), and he’s developing some pretty strong opinions, especially about food and what he puts into his mouth. It’s a good thing though, because all these years I’ve modeled healthy eating are really paying off.
He loves to cook and can whip up anything as long as he’s armed with a recipe and a little assistance locating the ingredients. Like any boy, he’s most interested in desserts, much to my chagrin, so I always try to steer him in the direction healthy substitutions. Of course, we want to make sure we sub without sacrificing taste, and Silk Soymilk is a great place to start a blended, frozen treat. As we scanned the Silk Soymilk ingredients list I was impressed to see that even though it had added sugar as an ingredient, the sugar content (6 grams) was still half of that in the cow’s milk we typically use. Plus, the ingredients list passed my ‘no more than 5 ingredients and must all be pronounceable’ test! Silk Soymilk is also made from non-GMO.
Included in our box of goodies from Silk was a recipe booklet, so BJ picked out exactly what HE wanted to make: naturally a Silk dessert recipe! I gladly turned the project over to him, and stood back snapping photos. I must admit, he created a peanut-butter-chocolate masterpiece, and while it might not have been exactly ‘light’, it was certainly better than ordering a dessert out and was loaded with delicious, wholesome ingredients – definitely something worth splurging on.
Always my adventurous eater, BJ loves to try new things like sashimi, menudo, and quinoa. The stranger it sounds, the more intrigued he is, and I will continue to encourage him to experiment when we’re dining out, and in the kitchen. I will always make sure to stock my kitchen with interesting and healthy ingredients, like Silk Soymilk, to help foster his love of cooking. To be honest, I wouldn’t even mind cleaning up after him if decided to take over cooking duties completely.
Oh, and if his future wife is reading this, you’re welcome. He also knows how to do his own laundry, and he’ll be quite the catch in say…30 years or so.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Blizzard
Total Time: 10 minutes
- 2 cups Silk Soymilk, any flavor
- 4 cups ice, crushed
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 4 dates
- 2 Tbsp protein powder
- 2 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
- 1 Tbsp unsweetened, shredded coconut
- 1 Tbsp Cocoa powder
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp slivered almonds
Place all ingredients, except the toppings, in your blender and mix until smooth. If you’d like to serve with toppings, place the cocoa powder and coconut oil in a microwave-safe glass and heat for 30 seconds, or until the coconut oil has melted. Combine the cocoa powder and the coconut oil. Place almonds, shredded coconut, and some melted chocolate sauce over each blizzard. Serve immediately. If you like a thicker blizzard, add more ice.
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This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.