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The Power of Protein

Did you know that your body does not store protein like it does fat and carbohydrates? This means if we want our body to have protein, we need to give it protein!

If you want to increase your protein consumption, Mayo Clinic recommends choosing your protein wisely. They say good choices include soy protein, beans, nuts, fish, skinless poultry, pork, and lean beef. Avoid processed meats.

Making a Lifestyle Change

My husband and I have found that by changing the way we eat permanently (not just a short term change for short term results), we both feel much better, and have even lost weight. We know that it is a result of a well-balanced diet. Cutting out processed foods, especially sugar-laden foods, has been the key to our success. If we feel a bit of hunger, we just grab something that is high in protein to snack on like a string cheese stick.

The one thing that has been a great change for me is switching to soymilk lattes. I actually never thought about switching before, but I don’t really care for the taste of milk to begin with and always had to add sugar to make it taste better, so when I noticed that the Silk soymilk has protein, calcium, and is GMO free – I had to try it!

SILK Soy Latte

What a difference! I cannot believe I haven’t done it this way all along. The taste using the vanilla Silk soymilk makes my latte so good that I don’t need to add a bunch of sugar, just a bit of whipped cream on top. 🙂

Just remember, the best eating plan is one that you can stick to long-term. Try to stay away from fad diets and make changes that you can stick with for a lifetime.


So tell us…

Have you tried Silk SoyMilk yet? Don’t forget to stop over to their site and pick up a coupon!



This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

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45 Responses to The Power of Protein

  1. Alyssa McVey May 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm #

    I’ve tried Silk and I like using it depending on what I’m making. It’s great to have different options, especially when they have extra nutrients like protein.

  2. Andrew May 19, 2015 at 2:16 pm #

    I have tried Soy Milk but have never had a soy milk latte, it sounds great! I love your mug too!

  3. Crystal May 20, 2015 at 10:16 pm #

    I love the vanilla soy milk. It’s great in so many things, but I definitely need to try it in my morning coffee.
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  4. Jacqui May 25, 2015 at 2:45 pm #

    This sounds pretty good! I need a little extra energy and protein right now!!
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  5. Robin (Masshole Mommy) June 1, 2015 at 8:58 am #

    That sounds awesome. I know for a fact that I don’t get enough protein in my diet, so I should make one of these.

  6. Carmen Perez (listen2mama) June 1, 2015 at 9:00 am #

    I have actually never tried soy milk. I hear it’s all the rage, so I think I will definitely have to give it a try.

  7. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle June 1, 2015 at 11:30 am #

    Silk is really tasty. I think it’s better than milk, and it certainly has less calories!
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  8. Terry June 1, 2015 at 1:29 pm #

    I use the Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk. I just can’t do Soy so Almond milk it is. They also have Cashew milk out now.
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  9. Diana Villa June 1, 2015 at 2:49 pm #

    I never tried Silk products before but I really need more protein in my life lol, I’m going to check it out 😀

  10. Megan Elford June 1, 2015 at 3:48 pm #

    Looks delicious! I’ve never tried soy milk, but there’s always a first time! Is the taste much different than cow’s milk?
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    • Jesica H June 3, 2015 at 11:29 am #

      It is a bit different but it tastes pretty good. I don’t like regular cow’s milk to begin with so I always have to doctor it up.

  11. michele d June 1, 2015 at 5:07 pm #

    I’ve bought Silk Milk before. My son needed something different to have since regular milk bothered his stomach.

  12. celebbabylaundry June 1, 2015 at 6:08 pm #

    Having been going to the gym for a while now I’ve been a big fan on the protein! I do my best to get exactly what I need, this sounds very good to add in my diet.

  13. Christi from sexymoxiemama.com June 1, 2015 at 6:13 pm #

    I think most people forget how important protein is in our diets. This is especially true for those trying to lose weight. We use almond milk here.
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  14. Christy Maurer June 1, 2015 at 6:18 pm #

    I haven’t used soy milk before but I know some people really like the taste. Protein really is so important. I get crabby without it! That latte looks so yummy too!
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  15. Liz Mays June 1, 2015 at 8:02 pm #

    I use Silk all the time in recipes (especially desserts). I don’t drink it much though. I’d love to try it in a latte.
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  16. Amy @ItsAMindfulLife June 1, 2015 at 8:05 pm #

    It is really nice to be able to add extra protein to everyday staples.

  17. CourtneyLynne June 1, 2015 at 9:14 pm #

    We always have a silk product in our home! I’m one of those “crazies” who is anti milk so almond milk it is for me and my daughter!

  18. Miranda Myrabev June 1, 2015 at 9:19 pm #

    Silk makes great products. This sounds like a great recipe to try. Thanks for sharing.
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  19. Bonnie @ wemake7 June 1, 2015 at 9:31 pm #

    That looks really good! We are changing the way we eat as well. Will have to pick up some of this Soy Milk.

  20. Melissa June 1, 2015 at 10:42 pm #

    We love Silk soymilk! We are Vegan and never worry about protein. Broccoli, kale, quinoa, almond milk, peanut butter etc are all great sources of protein and nutrients without the harmful ingredients from animal products! I am glad to see you liked the soymilk!

  21. Mistee Dawn June 2, 2015 at 2:04 am #

    I love Silk! It is a great alternative. And I definitely need to add it to my diet more often!
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  22. Paula Schuck June 2, 2015 at 2:11 am #

    I am always looking for ways to add more protein. Silk soy milk is a great way to add protein and it tastes really good too.
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  23. Christina Aliperti June 2, 2015 at 2:12 am #

    I haven’t had soy milk before but I hear it’s real tasty. I would like to try a soy milk latte because I love coffee in the morning.

  24. Alli June 2, 2015 at 5:35 am #

    I haven’t tried the soymilk, but Silk almond milk is always in my refrigerator. I don’t really eat or drink dairy products, so it’s always Silk for me.
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  25. Lynndee June 2, 2015 at 7:26 am #

    I haven’t tried silk soymilk yet, but I had soymilk before and it was delish. I will have to check this one out.
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  26. Alyssa C June 2, 2015 at 8:56 am #

    My girls love Soymilk, we usually buy Chocolate but I am definitely going to buy this one next! Thank you for sharing.
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  27. Daniella June 2, 2015 at 8:57 am #

    I’ve tried Soymilk and it doesn’t taste too different. Sugar is the best thing to cut out. I went on a low-carb diet and lost loads of weight. Great post!
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  28. Chubskulit Rose June 2, 2015 at 9:35 am #

    My daughter got allergic to soy milk when she was a baby but glad she outgrown to it already because we love soy milk around here.
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  29. Uplifting Families June 2, 2015 at 10:30 am #

    I haven’t tried soy milk yet. I would want to try a sample before buying a huge container of it. I need to add more protein to my diet too.

  30. Yolanda Williams June 2, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

    I love a vanilla soy milk. I use to drink it as a breakfast drink.
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  31. Chrystal | YUM eating June 2, 2015 at 2:14 pm #

    I can’t drink soymilk, but I do drink Silks other products like Almond and Coconut milk. So yummy. Protein is super important.
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  32. lisa June 2, 2015 at 3:39 pm #

    I love Silk soymilk. I actually buy it in bullk at Sam’s Club. I use it in my protein shakes and with my cereal!
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  33. Raijean June 2, 2015 at 4:19 pm #

    I love including protein in my diet, it helps me have more energy and fill full longer.
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  34. Ron Leyba June 2, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

    I haven’t tried Silk Soymilk yet. I might just do if ever there is one available at our location. It looks plainly delicious to me!
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  35. HilLesha June 2, 2015 at 11:50 pm #

    My body can’t tolerate soy, but I have tried Silk’s other alternatives like cashew or almond milk. Those are my favorites!
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  36. Ricci June 3, 2015 at 9:28 am #

    I am all about getting extra protein in my diet. I LOVE Silk brand soy milk, it is the best out of all the brands I have tried. I never thought to use it in my coffee! Genius!
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  37. Ann Bacciaglia June 3, 2015 at 10:27 am #

    This looks so delicious. I have been thinking of trying a protein powder. It would be an easy way to get more protein into your diet.

  38. Gabriel June 3, 2015 at 12:40 pm #

    Making changed eating habits a lifestyle instead of short term thing is a lot of why so many people have weight yo yo problems.
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  39. Jessica Simms June 3, 2015 at 2:10 pm #

    I’ve been drinking the Silk name brand drinks for many year’s, my favorites have to be the soy and almond milks. They are such delicious milk substitutes I don’t even miss real milk anymore.
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  40. Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies June 3, 2015 at 4:47 pm #

    I love using Silk in my cooking! It works really well in curry dishes. It also tastes great just as it is.
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  41. Neha Sultan June 3, 2015 at 7:34 pm #

    I love Silk! I still have to try the soy milk but i love the almond and cashew variety! Great taste!

  42. Carin Kilby Clark June 3, 2015 at 8:12 pm #

    I’ve tried soy milk lattes – so yummy. I use regular milk when I’m at home though – but will check Silk out.
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  43. April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition June 4, 2015 at 5:55 am #

    I switched from regular milk to almond milk and really like it. I completely agree with you that the way to get healthy is with sensible and gradual changes like this.
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