Non-Dairy Milk Alternatives

Are you a vegan? If so, avoiding dairy can be extremely hard. People who are trying to avoid non-dairy drinks should look for other milk alternatives fortified with calcium, and Vitamins D and
Here is a list of non-dairy milk alternatives:
Almond: lower in calories and sugar than other milk alternatives. It is high in Vitamin E and low in protein.
Soy: thicker than other non-dairy milk alternatives, it has the most protein of non-dairy milks and is good as a creamer in coffee.
Coconut: mad of coconut ‘meat” blended with water. It has a higher fat content than other non-dairy milk alternatives and contains some saturated fat. Coconut beverage in a carton is best for drinking, while the canned version is richer and food for making curries.
Oat: provides fiber and iron, but is low in protein. It contains phytochemicals, which may help prevent heart disease.
Hemp: made of soaked hemp seeds ground with water and contains omega-3 fats. This milk alternative is good in baked foods because it doesn’t have an obtrusive flavor.


Rice:cholesterol-free and good for people with nut or soy allergies, but it is also low in protein and high in carbohydrates when compared to other non-dairy milks. It is generally the thinnest non-dairy milk.
Posted by: SSG

Source: Food & Nutrition July/Aug 2013; Volume 2, Issue 4