Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: Protein-Filled Breakfast {Review #SilkFruit}

Friday, April 6, 2012

Protein-Filled Breakfast {Review #SilkFruit}

I have a breakfast related confession to make.

I can drink a soda with my breakfast everyday. It’s bad. I shouldn’t drink soda for every meal. I know this.

My husband, on the other hand, is orange juice obsessed. Not I. That stuff is too tart for me unless it’s in a mimosa.

Typically, drinks really don’t offer much nutritional value minus the good ones that have vitamins and minerals. That’s why I was pretty nervous about heading to Walmart to try out Silk Fruit&Protein. At only $3.78, it’s a affordable alternative to orange juice, coffee house lattes and $1.25 sodas from the vending machine. Which is my vice about 3 times a day/$3.75 a day. Ouch.

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It’s a fruity drink with 5 grams of protein per serving. This made me nervous because the thought of protein in my fruity drink makes me think of a chunky, icky consistency. Like a protein shake.

Which was not the case. Yay. Yay. It was actually pretty tasty and I sipped it down really quickly. I ended up buying the Silk Fruit&Protein in the strawberry banana flavor, and I’ve used it as a way of adding more protein to my usual egg beaters and bacon breakfast. I have cut back on my usual soda/juice/coffee drinking in favor of drinking this. Also? I am a little fuller drinking this with my breakfast than I am when I have breakfast along side a diet soda.

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Here’s a picture of the caloric/nutritional information. I do hope they will make a lighter version of this for people like me who are trying to stay low calorie. I think Silk will. But other than that, the main selling point to me is the protein and even the fiber in every 8 oz. glass.

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I like to put my drinks in fancy glasses to sip on while I blog. This was gone in about 3 minutes. So good. And notice it’s not bright pink or red- it looks pretty natural.

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And here you can see that the consistency is smooth- no funky texture in this product.

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My husband really enjoys it, too. He usually sticks to orange juice, but he did think that the protein was a good enough reason to switch to this instead. Daniel and I are big on protein because it helps us stay fuller longer.

Silk Fruit&Protein has been an easy and healthy breakfast swap that we will continue in our household. I have some ideas on how to make this into a smoothie by adding more fruit, so I love that it’s versatile and affordable product for my family to enjoy. My only wish, again, is that it were slightly lower in calories and sugar. But overall, I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

What are your favorite breakfast beverages? Would you try Silk Fruit&Protein?

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias #SilkFruit

4 comments:

  1. Hmm... Never heard of that! When I saw it was SILK I was thinking yuck. But reading through it looks like it might be good! I do think I'll try it!

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  2. Finally - someone else who admits to drinking pop for breakfast! I'm not alone. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love my coffee in the morning. I can't live without it.

    ReplyDelete

Friday, April 6, 2012

Protein-Filled Breakfast {Review #SilkFruit}

I have a breakfast related confession to make.

I can drink a soda with my breakfast everyday. It’s bad. I shouldn’t drink soda for every meal. I know this.

My husband, on the other hand, is orange juice obsessed. Not I. That stuff is too tart for me unless it’s in a mimosa.

Typically, drinks really don’t offer much nutritional value minus the good ones that have vitamins and minerals. That’s why I was pretty nervous about heading to Walmart to try out Silk Fruit&Protein. At only $3.78, it’s a affordable alternative to orange juice, coffee house lattes and $1.25 sodas from the vending machine. Which is my vice about 3 times a day/$3.75 a day. Ouch.

image

image

It’s a fruity drink with 5 grams of protein per serving. This made me nervous because the thought of protein in my fruity drink makes me think of a chunky, icky consistency. Like a protein shake.

Which was not the case. Yay. Yay. It was actually pretty tasty and I sipped it down really quickly. I ended up buying the Silk Fruit&Protein in the strawberry banana flavor, and I’ve used it as a way of adding more protein to my usual egg beaters and bacon breakfast. I have cut back on my usual soda/juice/coffee drinking in favor of drinking this. Also? I am a little fuller drinking this with my breakfast than I am when I have breakfast along side a diet soda.

SilkFruit&Protein1

Here’s a picture of the caloric/nutritional information. I do hope they will make a lighter version of this for people like me who are trying to stay low calorie. I think Silk will. But other than that, the main selling point to me is the protein and even the fiber in every 8 oz. glass.

SilkFruit&Protein2

I like to put my drinks in fancy glasses to sip on while I blog. This was gone in about 3 minutes. So good. And notice it’s not bright pink or red- it looks pretty natural.

SilkFruit&Protein4

And here you can see that the consistency is smooth- no funky texture in this product.

SilkFruit&Protein5

My husband really enjoys it, too. He usually sticks to orange juice, but he did think that the protein was a good enough reason to switch to this instead. Daniel and I are big on protein because it helps us stay fuller longer.

Silk Fruit&Protein has been an easy and healthy breakfast swap that we will continue in our household. I have some ideas on how to make this into a smoothie by adding more fruit, so I love that it’s versatile and affordable product for my family to enjoy. My only wish, again, is that it were slightly lower in calories and sugar. But overall, I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

What are your favorite breakfast beverages? Would you try Silk Fruit&Protein?

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias #SilkFruit

4 comments :

  1. Hmm... Never heard of that! When I saw it was SILK I was thinking yuck. But reading through it looks like it might be good! I do think I'll try it!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Finally - someone else who admits to drinking pop for breakfast! I'm not alone. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love my coffee in the morning. I can't live without it.

    ReplyDelete