milk without the moo

since i have become milk intolerant tho luckily not lactose intolerant, i still have been able to enjoy many things but thing i miss most about milk is having cereal! although i tried some moo-les versious, none tasted right but maybe i haven’t the right one. according to women’s health, some milk substitutes are better for certain things so i’ll have to try it out!

Almond Milk
Taste: Creamy, rich, and slightly nutty with a hint of sweetness
Pros: Least caloric, fortified with vitamin E, calcium and vitamins A and D.
Cons: Milk contains small amounts of these nutrients and also higher in sodium.
Best in: Smoothies, coffee, and cereal

Hemp Milk
Taste: Nutty and earthy
Pros: Naturally rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Made with cannabis seeds, but it won’t get you high.
Cons: May provide small percent of your daily calcium needs. Also not a great source of protein.
Best in: Mashed potatoes, muffins, and quick breads. Unobtrusive in flavor, it’s a good stand-in for cow’s milk in baked foods.

Coconut Milk
Taste: Thick, creamy, and, well, coconut-y
Pros: Least amount of sodium and can be fairly low-cal. Most brands are fortified with half a day’s worth of vitamin B12, a brain-boosting nutrient.
Cons: Majority of fat is saturated but at five grams per serving, it’s less than 8 percent of your total daily value for fat.
Best in: Coffee, tea, pudding, smoothies, and oatmeal – it’s a go-to thickener.

Rice Milk
Taste: Light, watery, and sweet
Pros: A glass before or after a workout as it offers carbs to fuel and fluid to hydrate, and it’s a good source of electrolytes.
Cons: The carbs.
Best in: Desserts, baked goods, pancakes, and French toast. Its natural sweetness complements indulgent foods.

Soy Milk
Taste: Faintly sweet; slight tofu flavor.
Pros: Almost as much protein as cow’s milk, plus plant chemicals that may help inhibit absorption of cholesterol; Often fortified, so shake the carton well – added calcium tends to settle at the bottom.
Cons: Overconsuming soy may promote breast cancer; guideline ~25 grams of soy protein per day.
Best in: Creamy soups and salad dressings, sauces, casseroles, and other savory dishes. Vanilla-flavored varieties are great in coffee or tea (or by the glass!).

read article on Yahoo! Health by Brittany Risher from Women’s Health: Milk, Minus the Cow

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