BROOMFIELD, COLO. — Danone North America is debuting a new protein-packed, plant-based beverage geared toward athletes.
Designed for muscle maintenance and repair, Silk Ultra is a multi-serve, dairy-free beverage that provides 20 grams of soy protein per serving. The beverage is infused with calcium and vitamins A, D, B2 and B12, and comes in three varieties: creamy chocolate, unsweet, and original, which contains 2.5 times the protein of traditional dairy milk, according to the company.
The creamy chocolate flavor contains 190 calories, 11 gams of sugar and 5 grams of fat per one-cup serving.
The unsweet option contains 180 calories, 1 gram of sugar and 9 grams of fat per one-cup serving.
The original variety contains 160 calories, 5 grams of sugar and 5 grams of fat per one-cup serving.
“Fitness enthusiasts know that protein plays a critical role in supporting muscle performance, and serious athletes are incorporating more plant-based options into their diets and training regimens,” said Andrew Hartshorn, senior vice president of plant-based food and beverages for Silk. “As the experts in developing delicious plant-based beverages for over 30 years, Silk saw a real consumer need for a great-tasting plant-based beverage in the protein space. Silk Ultra delivers complete plant-based protein and truly delicious taste so athletes don’t have to compromise.”
Silk Ultra is available in multi-serve, 59-oz cartons for $4.99 in the refrigerated section of grocery stores nationwide.