5 healthy alternatives to dairy milk
2nd July 2018
Fancy trying something different to the usual dairy milk you pour over your cereal in the morning? There are so many alternatives on the market at the moment, we thought we’d round up some of the best non-dairy milks so you can jazz up your lattes, hot chocolates and porridge.
Made by grating the white coconut flesh and soaking it in hot water, the milk is extracted from the liquid that’s squeezed out of the mixture minus the coconut cream. Packed with magnesium, iron and vitamins C, E and B, coconut milk is a good for you in moderation.
A source of healthy fats and vitamins A and E, almond milk contains fewer calories than dairy milk but this also means less protein so remember to get your protein from other foods. It’s a nice, light and nutty-tasting milk that’s great for lattes. Here’s how to make your own.
We like soy milk on our cereal and the great thing is that it contains a similar amount of protein to cow’s milk but with less calories, fats and carbohydrates. It’s also one of the few dairy alternatives to milk that provides us with all the essential amino acids (those that our bodies can’t produce so we need to get them from our diets).
A fibre-rich dairy substitute, oat milk is naturally sweet and tastes fab in smoothies. It’s high in the soluble fibre beta-glucan which binds to cholesterol in the gut, reducing its absorption in the body and research has shown that it can help to increase feelings of fullness.
Easy for the body to digest, hemp milk is high in omega 3 fatty acids – great for helping to hydrate the skin and strengthening your immune system. All you need is a 250ml glass to get half your recommended daily intake of omega 3.
What’s your favourite alternative milk? We love to hear about what you’ve been eating and drinking to get your summer body in shape and we’ve got an amazing 40% off summer sale on now to help you out!