Fitness Minutes: (26,656)
3/22/10 9:50 A
i only buy soy milk because I don't drink regular milk, but i have tried almond milk and i will be buying it again. i get my vanilla soy milk from aldi, and i use it in my cereal. it tastes like cream to me. one you didn't mention is rice milk. when i was vegan years ago i used to use rice milk. i used to really like it.
I'm going to go with the flow here. I love the Unsweetened Vanilla from Almond Breeze. It has only 40 calories. However, it isn't fortified the way soy milk is, and does have a lower protein % with a higher fat %.
Soy milk is higher in protein, lower in fat, and higher in vitamins+minerals. However, it does have more calories. I love Silk Lite Vanilla. It's 80 cals/cup and delicious. I use it for everything that you'd use milk for.
I like both, but in different things. I like Soy milk in my coffee or tea and in smoothies. I like Almond milk with my cereals. If I am having soy milk I like to get the light or non-fat ones. For almond milk I use Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla (or Chocolate for a treat).
I have never tried almond milk, but I love soy milk and have it every morning with my cereal. The regular is delicious, but I absolutely love the Light Vanilla which is only 80 calories and has 6 grams of protein :)
I think the almond milk tastes much better, though I like both. However, almond milk is pretty dismal in the protein category - 1 gram. Not good...way less than regular milk or soy milk. So, it depends whether that's important to you or not. I'm not sure on the other nutrients/if it's fortified as much as soy milk is.
Fitness Minutes: (4,070)
277 3/17/10 1:16 P
As for soy there are conflicting views about soy in your diet - a lot depends on what else you are eating because just like anything else soy in moderation is good - a lot of soy in your diet can be detrimental, especially for some women because it can have an estrogenic effect
If you eat a lot of processed foods - chances are they have soy in them somewhere...and by processed I don't' just mean junk food...a lot of supposed "healthy" food is processed...
You also have to balance out what else you are eating during the day...if you already get a lot of protein and calcium in your diet then the minute differences between soy and almond milk in those regards shouldn't be a deciding factor in which you choose. Likewise a difference between - drinking a glass a day vs downing a bunch of glasses a day...
I have only used the Almond Breeze Almond milk - the original is great - if you want a sweet treat try the sweetened Vanilla flavor -it adds more calories and carbs but is delicious for a treat every now and then
I drink the soy because I'm in perimenopause and it's supposed to help with the symptoms...I really like it!
Fitness Minutes: (19,921)
3/17/10 11:44 A
I love the taste of Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla almond milk.
It isn't fortified with nutrients as much as soy milk is. I now drink Light Silk Vanilla soy milk (and Light Silk Chocolate). I've heard that Silk now has an almond milk, too, so I might give that a try if they fortify it more.
Almond Breeze didn't seem to have as much calcium, protein, and fiber as Silk, which is why I switched, but I still love the taste of almond milk over that of soy.
3/17/10 11:26 A
I've never had soy milk, but the almond milk unsweetened vanilla only has 40 cals per cup and 3 g of fat (I think). It's really good in cereal and in coffee. Has a slight vanilla nut taste but nothing overpowering. It doesn't have much protein though and I think soy does.
Fitness Minutes: (33,991)
6,389 3/17/10 11:12 A
Almond milk tastes really good, you get a slightly stronger nutty flavor than with soy (for obvious reasons) and it's very light. Overall I find it to be a bit more mild and more similar to milk than soy milk is. Anyway, it's relatively inexpensive and worth a shot!
Have a lovely day!
3/17/10 11:01 A
Not sure about the nutrition, but I love Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla. Only 40 calories in a cup (8oz.)
3/17/10 10:37 A
i like regular milk, but I like to switch to soy milk every now and then. I've heard a lot of good things about almond milk, but how does it compare to soy milk tase-wise and nutritionally?
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website can be used without the permission of SparkPeople or its authorized affiliates.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.