One of the things vegans mostly panic about is milk.
I personally used to ADORE milk. I would open the fridge and drink up out of the carton. I did find its taste pretty nice and soothing. And of course, I would crave all sorts of things that included milk in them, like pancakes…
This is why I would like to help you out on this one and give you a solid track to successfully substituting milk and never having to look back…
First of all, keep in mind vegan milk substitutes have different flavors than cow’s milk. It can be disconcerting to try something and assume its flavor and texture is going to mimic the milk you’ve been drinking for 20 years, but if you think of it as an entirely different drink, the first sip should be very enjoyable.
Good news is there are many different brands for dozens of nut milks, bean milks, and even grain milks,
and at some point you’ll also be very comfortable making your own homemade nut milk (it’s easier than you thought).
Plus, did you know we don’t actually crave a certain food so much, but the nutrients it provides? To never have a craving again, Download The Complete Vegan Recipe Solution, which features 145 nutrient-dense recipes – delicious, filling, satisfying, yet perfectly balanced to help you effortlessly lose weight, while skyrocketing energy levels and fighting chronic fatigue.
1. Soy milk
The original milk substitute, which is high in good fat and protein and comes in a multitude of brands, flavors, and low-fat, non-fat, and full-fat varieties. It’s high in potassium and phosphorus and full of many other vitamins and minerals. It’s important to look for organic and GMO-free soy milk because soy milk is one of the largest feed crops on the planet and the quality of soy varies significantly.
It’s got a light almond flavor and scent and a texture slightly thinner than soy milk, but still thicker than rice milk. There are dozens of different brands and flavors to choose from in most grocery stores as it’s the second most common nondairy milk alternative, after soy milk. It’s low in calories and protein (the pulp keeps all the nut protein), but high in magnesium, manganese, selenium, and vitamin E.
A richer option than the other milk substitutes, it’s made from squeezing the liquid out of fresh coconut meat, unlike coconut water that comes from the center of the coconut. Though high in saturated fat, it’s from short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids that aren’t stored by the body as fat and instead provide energy. It’s high in lauric acid, which works as an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral agent. It’s excellent for your bones, maintaining blood sugar levels, and keeping you from being sick.
It’s a thicker milk made from hemp seeds (no THC) that is packed with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, calcium, vitamins and minerals, and it’s a complete protein with all of the amino acids. All of these qualities make it excellent for your skin, hair, nails, heart, brain, and immune system. Plus, you can now find it in a variety of flavors and made by several brands.
This is a thinner milk with many of the same health benefits as almond milk- it’s full of vitamin E and folic acid. It’s got a fairly strong smell and taste of hazelnuts, which makes it amazing in coffee, certain cookies, ice cream, and some nut-based cakes.
This is a blend of whole grains that are mixed together with water and results in a mill substitute that is high in vitamins and minerals and has a nice, slightly sweet, slightly grainy flavor. It’s great for cereal and smoothies, as well as heartier cookies.
See how versatile nondairy milk can be? We have become so accustomed to using cow’s milk that we forget that it’s not absolutely necessary for cooking.
To ensure no nutrient deficiencies and a delicious vegan experience, Download The Complete Vegan Recipe Solution, which features 145 nutrient-dense recipes – delicious, filling, satisfying, yet perfectly balanced to help you effortlessly lose weight, while skyrocketing energy levels and fighting chronic fatigue.
About The Author
We are a team of nutritional experts and vegan activists, who work 24/7 to bring you accurate, well-researched information that will empower you to make the right choices. Whether you are looking for in-depth nutritional advice, latest stories, or a mouthwatering recipe - this is the place!
Privacy & Cookies Policy
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.