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THE ONLY BEE BETTER CERTIFIED™ ALMONDMILK

Bee Better Certified™ products support farmers who provide pollinators with a healthy place to live.
Learn more about this certification.

Did you know pollinators contribute to 1 in 3 bites of the food you eat?1

But the populations of our little pollinating pals are in danger, and that could have a big impact on the products we consume. Without pollinators, delicious products like Silk® Organic Almondmilk would not exist.

California Almond Bloom

The California Almond Bloom is the single largest pollinator event on Earth. Almond farmers rely on more than 30 billion honeybees to pollinate their almond trees.2 Over the past decade, we have seen significant annual hive losses for U.S. honeybees.

pollinator Health

Additionally, native pollinators are impacted by lack of access to habitat and forage as well as exposure to pesticides. This has an enormous potential impact on our food supply and ecosystems. Pollinators are essential to maintaining global biodiversity, supporting over 300,000 plant species our natural world relies on to sustain life.3

Supporting the Largest Number of
Bee Better Certified™
Almond Acres in the U.S.

Silk® has helped plant 25 miles of drought-resistant, flowering, native California hedgerow in almond orchards to support honeybees, native pollinators and California wildlife.4
Our ambition is to have 100% of the acreage supporting Silk® almond supply employing the practices of the Bee Better standard by 2025.

healthier
ecosystems,
healthier bees
Silk® and its farmer partners are working to protect bees and other pollinators on agricultural lands. Bee Better Certified™ means we’re focusing on three key areas of support

FOOD

Farmers plant perennial and annual flowering plants (5% of certified acreage) to provide a variety of food sources. Choosing plants that bloom in different seasons ensures availability of nectar throughout the year.

SHELTER

Farmers must plant some perennials, either permanent habitat or hedgerows, to provide year-round shelter where pollinators can nest.

SAFETY

Farmers ensure the habitat provides native pollinators with safe nesting sites. Farmers eliminate and restrict the use of certain pesticides that harm pollinators. Farmers implement spatial or vegetative buffers to reduce pesticide drift.

CAESAR AVOCADO WRAPS
INGREDIENTS
Caesar Dressing
1 tbsp Silk® Organic Unsweet Almondmilk
3 tbsp Tahini paste
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 garlic clove, finely grated
1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
1/4 tsp salt
Salad
2 cups Romaine lettuce, finely chopped
1 avocado, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup roasted, sliced almonds
1 cup quinoa, cooked and cooled
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
Wraps
1 whole wheat or spinach wrap

PREPARATION
Caesar Dressing
Whisk all dressing ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add the salad ingredients, mixing to combine.
Wraps
Place one cup of salad mixture into wrap, pressing firmly. Cut into bite-sized pieces and serve.
STRAWBERRY BASIL SLUSH
INGREDIENTS
1 cup Silk® Organic Original Almondmilk
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1 tsp fresh basil, chopped
2 tsp agave
1 tbsp lime juice
1/2 cup ice
2 tbsp protein powder, or 1 tbsp ground flax

PREPARATION
Blend all ingredients until smooth and berry, berry good.
Chocolate pudding with almond crunch
INGREDIENTS
1 cup Silk® Organic Unsweet Almondmilk
4 Medjool dates, pitted, coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp instant espresso powder (optional)
1 avocado
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
7 tbsp pure maple syrup, divided
1/4 tsp Kosher salt, plus more for sprinkling
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup Silk® Plain Almondmilk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative
Fresh berries for garnish

PREPARATION
Pudding
Heat almondmilk in microwave in a glass liquid measuring cup until hot but not boiling, about 30-40 seconds. Stir in chopped dates and espresso powder. Allow this mixture to soak at least 5 minutes and then add to blender and mix on high until very smooth. Next, add avocado, cocoa powder, 4 tablespoons maple syrup, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Blend until smooth, occasionally scraping down sides. Transfer to a container with lid and refrigerate at least one hour and up to 24.
Almond Crunch
In a small, heavy saucepan heat 2 tablespoons maple syrup over medium. Add almonds and stir with a heat-proof spatula to coat. Continue to cook and stir frequently until almonds are golden brown and syrup is reduced and coating almonds, about 4-5 minutes. Immediately transfer to non-stick surface such as a silicone baking mat or parchment paper and sprinkle with a generous pinch of kosher salt. Allow to cool completely and roughly chop.
Assembly
Mix yogurt with remaining teaspoon maple syrup in a small bowl. To serve, divide pudding into small dishes and top with yogurt mixture and almond crunch. Serve with fresh berries if desired.
Vegan queso blanco
INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup white onion, minced
1/2 jalapeño, diced
1 cup Silk® Organic Unsweet Almondmilk
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 cup dark Mexican beer (alt: vegetable broth or additional almondmilk)
1/2 tsp smoked cumin
1/4 tsp lime juice
1 cup vegan mozzarella cheese
Whole grain corn tortilla chips or sliced veggies for dipping

PREPARATION
Blend all ingredients until smooth and berry, berry good.
SUMMERTIME SILK GRANITA
INGREDIENTS
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 1/2 cups Silk® Organic Unsweet Vanilla Almondmilk
1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
Mint sprigs for garnish

PREPARATION
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook 1 minute or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla, cinnamon and almondmilk. Cool mixture completely and pour into an 8-inch square baking dish. Cover and freeze at least 8 hours or until firm. Remove from freezer; scrape entire mixture with a fork until fluffy. Spoon into a freezer-safe container, cover and freeze for up to 1 month. When ready to serve, scoop into dessert cups, sprinkle with almonds and garnish with mint sprigs.
Pear Cranberry Scones
INGREDIENTS
Scones
2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup Silk® Organic Unsweet Vanilla Almondmilk (or any Costco variety)
1/4 cup orange juice
1/3 cup dried cranberries
2 tsp orange zest, grated
1/4 cup canola oil
1 cup pears, peeled and coarsely chopped

Glaze
2 cups confectioners sugar
3-4 tbsp fresh orange juice
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp orange zest, grated

PREPARATION
Scones
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or coat with cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk together almondmilk, orange juice, cranberries, orange zest and canola oil. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and mix together with a wooden spoon, stirring with as few strokes as possible. Fold in the chopped pears. Use an ice cream scoop or large spoon to drop the batter onto prepared baking sheets, forming 12 scones. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until tops are lightly browned.
Glaze
Whisk all ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Drizzle on warm scones.
Pineapple and blueberry Almond pops
INGREDIENTS
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 1/2 cups Silk® Organic Unsweet Vanilla Almondmilk
1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
Mint sprigs for garnish

PREPARATION
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook 1 minute or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla, cinnamon and almondmilk. Cool mixture completely and pour into an 8-inch square baking dish. Cover and freeze at least 8 hours or until firm. Remove from freezer; scrape entire mixture with a fork until fluffy. Spoon into a freezer-safe container, cover and freeze for up to 1 month. When ready to serve, scoop into dessert cups, sprinkle with almonds and garnish with mint sprigs.

how you can help

flower power! By planting flowers native to your area, you can help support your local bee population.

Citations

1. Brittain, C., C. Kremen, A. Garber, and A.-M. Klein. 2014. Pollination and plant resources change the nutritional quality of almonds for human health. PLoS One 9(2):e90082. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0090082 https://beebettercertified.org/a-pollinator-plea
2.https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-21741651
3. Ollerton, Winfree & Tarrant. 2011. How many flowering plants are pollinated by animals? Oikos 120:321–326. doi: 10.1111/ j.1600-0706.2010.18644.x
4. Silk® Sustainability commitments: https://silk.com/about-us/sustainability/