Milk - Skim, Soy, Almond etc...

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AlgaeGirl

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Posted: 13 Jun 2012, 07:00
I've been using skim milk at home, for recipes, in smoothies and on cereal. My boyfriend thinks we should switch to another non-dairy option.

Anyone have any input on what would be a good switch? Or do I stick with good ol' skim milk?


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holfraz

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Posted: 13 Jun 2012, 08:38
I drink Almond milk Original 35 calorie. I think it tastes better than milk, has less calories, and 50% more calcium than reg milks, as well as lots of other vitemins and minerals not found in milk.
Shoushy

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Posted: 13 Jun 2012, 08:50
i usually drink soy milk cuz skimmed makes me feel bloated, but make sure to read the labels first, cuz some of them contain added sugar and lots of calories
booklady1

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Posted: 13 Jun 2012, 10:14
I like Blue Diamond's Unsweetened Vanilla Almond milk (low carb and low sugar while still tasting sweet) and the So Delicous Coconut Milk (also low carb and low sugar). I cook with both, although they lack the protein that "regular" milk has in most cases. Trader Joe's has a brand as well. I don't mind soy milk--Silk Chocolate is wonderful!-- but DH stays away from soy when he can so I don't buy it that often.
karabeth

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Posted: 13 Jun 2012, 10:22
I second book lady on the Blue Diamond Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk. It is delicious. However, I have started using Dairy-Ease more due to how high it is in protein. I think it has like 9g a cup! I haven't used either of them in cooking, but I hope to experiment soon Smile
thynes

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Posted: 13 Jun 2012, 10:29
I'm also in on Blue Diamond's Unsweetened Vanilla Almond milk. Use it for my protein shakes, and with oatmeal or cereal on the rare occassion I give in. Started with the plain which is also good but since I mainly use it for shakes I stick to vanilla most of the time.
asagohan

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Posted: 13 Jun 2012, 11:10
So Delicious chocolate coconut milk. tastes like yoohoo.
snugles

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Posted: 13 Jun 2012, 18:00
I hate plain milk but I have tried almond milk and LOVE it especially where i am diabetic because of the low carb count but it taste great too.
NCNOLE

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Posted: 13 Jun 2012, 18:25
I drink the Unsweetened Vanilla or Original Almond Milk and the Regular Original Almond Milk. I like the taste of the 60 calorie one, but use the 35 calorie one in baking and/or smoothies to cut back on the calories. I like that it has more calcium and does not contain soy. I don't think I will ever go back to skim milk!
snugles

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Posted: 13 Jun 2012, 19:03
fyi there is usually no vit D in almond milk
MichelleRN24

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Posted: 14 Jun 2012, 03:45
I agree with a lot of other users. The plain almond milk is great and the kind I buy is only 40 calories a cup. I do like the vanilla flavor better to drink but then I cant exactly use it in tomato soup or eggs.
JTMsMommy

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Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 12:42
Blue Diamond Unsweetened Vanilla Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk Blend - 45 calories per cup. Soooo Yummy!
gnat824

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Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 13:42
Is there a reason why you feel like you should go non-dairy? Most of the alternatives fall far short of the protein you get in dairy milk and only have calcium and vit D because they add it.

Personally, I do both. I have a hard time replacing dairy milk in my lattes and cereal but do like to use almond and coconut for smoothies, protein shakes, home-made frappaccinos and some cooking & baking. When it comes to non-dairly alternatives, I second JTMsMommy on the Almond Coconut blend- it really has the best flavors of both.
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