1 June: World milk day – The best plant-based milk options
Milk, Milk, Milk.. Ever since we are little, we are exposed to dairy products. Whether it’s the milk we pour on our cereal or Our Chocolate-Chips cookies followed by a cold glass of milk. Dairy could be found anywhere, even in things we won’t think of like potato chips, Tomato sauce, and crackers. As we grow older we become more aware of the health risks that dairy could cause to our body. Dairy products could cause: Acne, allergies, arthritis, and in the worst case it could lead to cancer. Over the last decade, vegan activists have exposed the abuse of animals in the dairy industry. The first of June was world milk day. People celebrate this day by cooking meals with dairy products. Nowadays there are plenty of plant-based options that are actually more healthy than milk from animals. Here are some alternative products you can find in your local supermarket.
- Soy milk – The most common option. You can find soy milk in almost every cafe or supermarket. It contains 8 grams of protein per serving and has an amazing creamy texture. Make sure to buy the unsweetened version to avoid any form of processed sugar.
- Almond milk – Almond milk is a popular milk alternative because it is easy to make and doesn’t have the strong flavor that some other plant-based milk may have. Almond milk is rich with Calcium, Potassium, and Vitamin D.
- Oat milk – Oat milk has increased its popularity over the last few years. Oat milk is naturally sweet, mild in flavor, and high in total fiber and beta-glucan. Steamed oat milk goes great with coffee because of its creamy texture.
- Rice milk – Rice milk tastes sweeter than other plant-based milk options. It comes in many varieties and can be a great replacement for milk in cereal.
- Coconut milk – Coconut milk is made from water and the white flesh of brown coconuts. Coconut milk has a creamy texture and a sweet but subtle coconut flavor. It is a good source of nutrients, including magnesium, iron, and potassium.