In the last post, I discussed about the benefits of milk and if it truly brings benefits to us.
One thing for sure, I love my milk! I count my blessings that I have no known allergy of sorts to milk and dairy products. Though I have significantly reduced the intake of dairy now, I appreciate that I could still enjoy them once in awhile with no problems.
So if milk is not exactly the perfect food that we once believe it to be, then what can we take in replacement of milk. What can we add to our dishes in replacement of milk? What can I put in my coffee?
Here are some Milk Alternatives that PN recomends. These milk alternatives:
- are very low in calories
- provide healthy fats/fibre
- taste great
Unsweetened hemp milk
Unsweetened hemp milk is low-carb and provides a good dose of healthy fats, protein, and even a bit of fibre.
Unsweetened almond milk
Unsweetened almond milk has negligible calories (around 40) and just a few grams of carbs. You can also find unsweetened vanilla almond milk, which contains organic vanilla extract and makes for a tasty treat.
Unsweetened rice milk
Unsweetened rice milk is commonly made from brown rice and is normally a little sweeter (and higher in carbs) than the other milk alternatives.
Unsweetened coconut milk
Unsweetened coconut milk is super tasty and contains some high-quality saturated fat. However, you need to be careful because this is the most calorie-dense milk alternative. It’s easy to drink too much.
One quick note about sweetened vs. unsweetened. Many milk alternatives on the market are loaded with added sugar. With up to 2 teaspoons of sugar per cup of sweetened milk alternative, they’re no different than chocolate milk. So make sure to find the unsweetened varieties.
What About Soy Milk?
The thing about soy milk – Although unprocessed soy foods, in small amounts, can have some health benefits, research suggests that eating more than 1 or 2 servings per day can lead to reproductive problems (such as hormone disruption, reduced sperm count, and altered menstrual patterns). If you’re going to include soy in your diet, keep the amount small.
However, I must say we may have some difficulty getting our hands on some of them, in the Asian context. Anyone knows of any fantastic store here in Singapore that carries these products?