The Fall season brings with it a lot of great things, but perhaps nothing as great as nice as those comfort food recipes to ease into winter. Being a food company, we’re always looking for ways to offer new ways to enjoy our products, and thanks to our amazing fans we’re never short on new ideas. Check out one of the latest fan recipes from an awesome blogger that brings some Silk PureAlmond in from the cold:
A sweet and savory fall soup, with a hint of delectable spice.
1 butternut squash, peeled and cut into pieces
3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces
3 medium apples, peeled and cut into pieces
1 cup white onion, finely chopped
5 cups of vegetable broth
¾ cup coconut milk (I used Silk Pure Coconut)
1-2 tbsp olive oil
2-4 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp Truvia (3 packets of your preference of sweetener)
2 tbsp coconut oil (optional)
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Peel and cut all vegetables.
2. Pour olive into in large pot (I had to use both a 5-quart and 4-quart pot because it makes so much) and place on medium heat.
3. Add onion and cook for about 15 minutes, as the onions begin to turn translucent.
4. Add 1 tsp cinnamon and ½ tsp nutmeg, stiring and cooking for 30 seconds.
5. Add squash, sweet potatoes, apples, and broth.
6. Add enough water to cover the veggies by 1 inch.
7. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce to low heat, cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes.
8. Remove approximately ½ – 1 cup of broth (optional: it depends on how much vegetables you have).
9. Let cool for 15-20 minutes.
10. Stir in the coconut milk.
11. Add salt, pepper, garlic, coconut oil, and more cinnamon/nutmeg to taste.
12. Puree using a hand mixer, immersion blender, or standard blender.
Makes approximately 12-15 cups. Can easily be frozen. Note that the amounts vary depending on the size and quantity of vegetables. Just keep a watchful eye and you can’t go wrong. Trust your instinct; you aren’t going to “mess it up” but having too much/too little of anything–it’ll just affect the thickness of the soup. Remember to add spices TO TASTE. Everybody likes a different amount. I for instance, LOVE CINNAMON. So, I use a lot.
Silk Fruit & Protein is a really tasty beverage that blends juice with a boost of protein, in the form of soymilk. Not only does it taste great (don’t just trust us, try it yourselves!), it has more protein, calcium and vitamin D than organic juice, and it’s only 150 calories per serving. Like all Silk products, it also does not contain any dairy, lactose or cholesterol. So check it out next time you’re at the store and let us know what you think. It comes in a quart size in three flavors – Mixed Berry, Mango Peach and Strawberry Banana. What’s your fave?
Silk’s also launching Pure Almond Unsweetened Vanilla- a great option for anyone who wants a delicious dairy alternative beverage — without added sugar. Silk PureAlmond Unsweetened is an excellent source of antioxidant vitamin E and is lactose-free and dairy-free. AND, it has 50 percent more calcium than dairy milk. So there.
Both new products are examples of the innovation we pride ourselves on and are made with soybeans sourced only from North American farmers and are produced without GMO ingredients. In fact, they’ve already been certified by The Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program.
What’s the most challenging thing you’ve ever done? Think about it… the absolute hardest thing you’ve ever done? While rewarding and gratifying in the end, it probably wasn’t much “fun” during that actual process, right?
It’s simple. All you have to do is replace your regular milk, with Silk, whenever you eat a bowl of cereal. That’s it. Potential benefits include fewer calories, higher calcium intake and a great taste that results in a challenge that is not even remotely challenging.
And accepting the challenge doesn’t mean you have to give up milk. All you have to do is use Silk instead of milk when you eat cereal. It’s the best of both worlds, it’s easy and it’s delicious.
So if you’re up for the “challenge”, (again, it’s not going to be much of a challenge) head on over to our Facebook page for more details, and a coupon to help get you started.
The Silk 10-Day Tour made a stop at our Broomfield office today with samples, coupons and some serious Silk energy. Look for the Sampling Tour in Denver, New York, San Diego, Chicago and Boston in the next few weeks.
I grew up a milk drinker. And before starting at WhiteWave the thought of trying soy milk never crossed my mind. Yeah, I’ll admit it. Despite being exposed to, and responsible for helping to market our Silk brand on a daily basis, I had no real desire to try it. Like I said, I was a milk drinker.
At least until one faithful morning a few years back, when after stopping by the Wave Café to grab a bowl of cereal I found that the milk was all gone. Only thing available – Silk Vanilla Soy Milk. So I figured what the heck… I’ll try it. Now every time I eat Cheerios, I opt for the soy. It’s seriously delicious.
Now to be clear I haven’t given up on milk completely but I’ve got a good balance going between the two, and Silk’s got a new campaign to challenge you to do the same. All you need to do is take ten days, and swap your milk, for Silk.
Head on over to the website for tips on how to get started. The site offers coupons, a 10-day plan with tips and ideas to help you make the swap. And the site also includes information about the nutritional, taste and environmental benefits of using Silk’s plant-based milks.
To help you get inspired, Check out a few of the videos produced by some of our loyal Silk drinkers as part of a 10-Day Challenge contest….
Manufacturing facilities are sometimes the unsung heroes of food companies. However, without them, we couldn’t bring consumers the safe, high quality and delicious products that they’ve come to expect from WhiteWave.
We have a tremendous group of people (nearly 1,000) at our five WhiteWave facilities, working tirelessly every day to make the WhiteWave products you love. These are world-class plants, folks—thanks to our top-notch leadership, people, and safety and quality processes.
I want to shine a spotlight on one of our plants in particular – our Bridgeton, N.J. plant. If you’re a Silk fan, Bridgeton is Mecca. It’s a Silk-only facility, making Soymilk and PureAlmond milk. Bridgeton is critical to WhiteWave’s continued growth in the area of plant-based beverages.
The whole Bridgeton plant team recently received WhiteWave’s highest honor. You see, we launched a new internal recognition program at WhiteWave called the Wave Awards, which recognizes the WhiteWave team that has best lived the company’s values and mission and contributed to the success of the business over the past year.
Out of the nearly 70 employees and teams nominated, the first-ever Team Wave Award went to the 106 employees at Bridgeton for best exemplifying the company’s mission to be the Earth’s Favorite Food Company and for its unwavering commitment to the company’s values. The honor even got a mention in their local media!
So what did they do to win the award?
They kept sustainability goals front-and-center by greatly reducing the amount of waste produced at the plant and putting an aggressive recycling program in place:
They helped support one of WhiteWave’s most successful product launches by producing high quality Silk PureAlmond milk.
They achieved a remarkable safety milestone of one million people hours without a Lost Time Accident thanks to an employee-led approach to safety.
Part of the deal in winning this award is that WhiteWave’s senior leadership sponsors a team celebration. So Bridgeton recently threw a big party to commemorate the win. Please join me in congratulating WhiteWave’s Bridgeton team for all they do to contribute to Silk and WhiteWave’s success.
In the spirit of Luana’s post, and knowing more about where your food comes from, two members of our Silk team were nice enough to document their recent trip to one of the groves that supplies our Silk Pure Almond, almond milk’s almonds. Check it out…
The Grove is located in California, and just like our soymilk, the almond milk is Non-GMO...
And no, they don’t pick them out of the trees, they shake ‘em out…
After the shaker does its thing, the almonds sit in the sun for 2-3 days to dry out a little...
Then the harvester picks up and separates the nuts from the leaves and dirt, and off they go to our production facilities
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