Choose Your Alternative Right!

Plant-based alternative milks have been a thing for a while now, and the good news is, there’s something for everyone!
But how are you supposed to navigate the growing non-dairy aisle and decide what’s the right choice for you?

First step let’s look at few things you want to look in alternative milks:
1- Protein amount, 7-8g is a good number 
2- Unsweetened and 0g sugar is highly recommended
3- As min added ingredients as possible please 
4- Limiting saturated fat 
5- Less sodium, preferably under 140g per cup 
6- Nutrients you’re personally into or concerned about 

Now let’s look at few of them, and their protein levels:

Soy Milk 7.8 gr of protein 
The first milk substitute and the most nutritionally similar to dairy milk, unsweetened soy packs about 80 calories per cup with 8g plant-based protein from soybeans.

Oat milk 4.7 gr of protein
Oat Milk is creamy, lightly flavored and the trendiest of all!
A great addition to your coffee, tea or  smoothie. With added fiber, it’s more filling than other alternative milks. 

Hemp milk 3 gr of protein per cup 
Hemp milk is a great choice from a nutritional point of view. It’s made by blending hulled hemp seeds with water. You’ll also get your omega fatty acids (essential nutrients for your immune system and cognition) plus about 3g of protein per cup. 

Almond milk 1.4 gr of protein per cup 
Mostly made from almonds and water, plus other fortifying nutrients. The lower-cal versions give you about 1g each of protein and fiber per serving and goes pretty well with most things.

I love them all and I’ll choose a different one based on what I’m using it for. I may add that I also love Coconut and Rice milk very much, especially for puddings or cooking steamed rice.
Which one is your favorite? Tell me in the comments, I’d love to know how you make your choices!

Much love,
Nousha

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.