Non-Dairy Milks & Why They Rock

Reducing or replacing conventional cow’s milk with non-dairy alternatives is all the rage right now. Packed with nutrients and void of digestive-disrupting lactose, they have a much longer shelf life and are available in convenient non-refrigerated boxes.


1) SOY MILK
The most widely available option on this list, soy milk is free of cholesterol, contains little to no saturated fats and about the same amount of protein as cow’s milk. It’s excellent in baked goods and for making dairy-free “cheesy” sauces, as it remains stable at higher temperatures.
Non-Dairy Milks

Use this muffin tin to create delicious, nutritious portable snacks. Swap regular milk for vanilla flavoured soy milk for something a little different.

Danesco Pro Gold 24 Mini Muffins Mold


2) ALMOND MILK
Almond milk is great for those trying to reduce their calorie and sugar intake as it contains significantly lower amounts of that bad-for-you stuff. Creamy and high in vitamin E, it’s lovely by the glass and in coffee beverages.
Non-Dairy MilksPour atop coffee prepared in this stovetop espresso maker for added flavour.

Trudeau Stove Top Espresso Maker


3) RICE MILK
Rice milk is thin in consistency and has a slightly sweet flavour. Great in smoothies and over cereal, it’s the non-dairy milk least likely to affect the allergy prone. On the flipside, though, its higher in sugar and calories.
Non-Dairy MilksCreate sensational smoothies in this cute, easy-to-use blender. Using rice milk will make it lighter and smoother.

Harley Pasternak Blender


4) HEMP MILK
The key benefit of hemp milk is that it provides a hefty dose of omega-3 fats. Each serving contains an entire day’s recommended intake; super for keeping blood pressure and cholesterol under control. It’s thick, nutty in flavour and regularly recommended by Dr. Oz.
Non-Dairy MilksUse this waffle maker to create an extra special breakfast. Add depth and boost health by using hemp milk in lieu of conventional.

Cuisinart Belgian Waffle Maker with Pancake Plate

Uncategorized Jan 16, 2015

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Erica Leibner

Erica is a copywriter and communications coordinator for forward-thinking small businesses. She adores places and products that are eco friendly, cruelty free and Made in Canada. She's also addicted to smoothies and has been a vegetarian (now vegan) since the age of seven.

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