Plant Milk Day
It's Amelia from Cute Nutrition HQ,
Happy Plant Milk Day!
Plant milk is an amazing tasting sustainable alternative to dairy milk. It safely provides your body key nutrients and minerals, giving you the strength and endurance that will allow you live your life to the fullest. By avoiding dairy milk, you help eliminate cruelty to animals and massively decrease global warming so raise a glass toasting to Plant Milk Day.
I personally moved over to plant based milk due to suffering with acne, I was advised the bacteria in animal milk could be making my skin worse so I gave it a try! My skin cleared up in about 4 weeks and I never looked back. The taste is miles better, super creamy & lovely.
How can you get involved…
Head to your closest supermarket or coffee shop!
With so many dairy free products on offer, it has never been easier to bring plant milk into your diet. Try buying a mix and seeing what your favourite is!! (Oat milk is mine, its super creamy and perfect in a vegan shake)
World Plank Milk has all the information you need on which one would suit you best…
Soya Milk – your everyday
Soya milk is an everyday fave, its everywhere and most certainly the most available one, its available in more restaurants and cafes making it the most popular. Calorie wise its moderate and has a good source of both protein and calcium.
Almond milk – rich in nutty nutrients
Almond milk has a small amount of fat but it is healthy unsaturated fat. It contains brilliant antioxidants that can have a protective effect against cancer and heart disease. With its mild and slightly nutty taste it is ideal for eating with cereals.
Rice Milk – perfect for allergies
Nut & gluten free rice milk is less likely to cause food allergies compared to any other milks so its an absolute win win. It has a subtle sweet taste and can be used for cooking and baking. Rice milk is super low in calories, which are mostly from carbohydrates, and it has little protein or fat. As its much thinner than other milks, it is less suitable for coffee.
Oat milk – Amelia’s #1
Oat milk is a sweet and creamy, with a thin consistency. It contains a regular amount of calories and has more protein than most plant-based milks (perfect for gym bunnies) It also has more fibre than other milks (double win) Oat milk has more carbohydrates and sugar than many other milks – even unsweetened – so it may not be the best choice for people with diabetes. Out off all the plant milks available, oat milk has one of the least negative impacts on the environment (triple win)
Coconut milk – Cooking Cutie?
Coconut milk is rich in iron, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. This non-dairy milk is high in saturated fats and is ideal for cooking and baking, giving food a delicious aroma. Coconut milk is delicious in all kinds of recipes – from curries to vegetable soups, smoothies, and chia seed pudding. It’s also fantastic in a cup of coffee or even in the form of ice cream!
Cashew milk – a creamy nutty newcomer
Cashew milk has a nutty taste and is suitable for cooking and baking. The fat contained is mostly heart-healthy unsaturated fat. Cashew milk has only about two grams of carbohydrates per cup. It is suitable for coffee and adds a thickness that works wonderfully in lattes.
Hazelnut milk – think Nutella but milk
Compared to other nut milks, hazelnut milk has slightly more calories and not as much protein. It does contain some fibre, which can aid digestion and lower cholesterol. It also has a yummy nutty flavour, which makes it a great choice for baked goods or adding to coffee.
Hemp milk – seedy but great
Hemp milk is made from the seeds of the hemp plant. It is low in carbohydrates and high in fat – but most of those are healthy unsaturated fats. Just one glass of hemp milk can provide 50% of the recommended daily intake of alpha-linolenic acid, the omega-3 fatty acid which helps support good heart and brain function. It is suitable for cooking and baking and has a slightly nutty taste.
Now that you've heard all the available plant milks, maybe its time to try! Let us know your fave.