I'm blessed with a grocery store which has a very large natural foods section, and many have a separate section of gluten free items. A hint- many of these gluten free items are also dairy free. For example, the Simply Organic mixes are great, though you do have to check the label. Betty Crocker has a line of gluten-free baking mixes which are also dairy free - cake mixes, brownies, and chocolate chip cookies. Yes, they ARE to die for!
I love the new coconut milk products. So Delicious is carrying a line of coconut milk yogurts, drinks, and frozen ice-cream replacement dessert items. I eat the plain yogurt daily. The flavor does not need help. (Peanut Butter Zig Zag Frozen Dessert is to-die-for!!)
My grocery is also carrying other coconut waters with flavors added. I've never seen cans of coconut milk but they might have it that way. Never seen it so.
I'm a fan of Silk Almond Milk and the Dark Chocolate Almond Milk is simply DECADENT!
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Almond milk is thin, and it's pretty good. If I had to drink it by the glass I would pick almond over soy any day. (unsweetened original flavor).
Oops almost forgot. Almond milk can be more expensive than soy (that's why I have been buying soy lately, trying to save some pennies)not sure if that's an issue for you but maybe something to consider.
The coconut milk I saw at the Giant, was in a carton, not a can. And I just tried Soy milk for the first time. The taste was not bad at all *smile* the only thing is, I drink 1% milk, and have been doing so for so long, that I don't like the thick consistancy of whole milk and Soy milk has that same thick consistancy. Is there a milk that's a little less "thick" out?
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I don't know if it's the same as the canned version I've never drank it straight. I get the impression that the canned version is thicker? Here is the brand that I've gotten, they also have cultured coconut milk
I'm allergic to soy, but I LOVE rice milk! (the original flavor, not the vanilla) It's delish. And I have found that it works fairly well for cooking - although not a perfect substitute in all recipes where regular milk is called for.
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Yesterday I tried Almond milk for the first time (Silk brand in the refrigerated aisle at the grocery store). I LOVED it! I am not a fan of soy milk. The almond milk has 60 calories per serving (8oz). I had a bowl of cereal with it this morning and added a splash to my tea. yummy!
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I like almond or coconut, I do like soy but I am trying to avoid it where ever I can, soy is one of the most genetically modified foods along with corn. Make sure they are organic. and natural can mean anything, it is not a regulated word like organic.
Yep, you should try them all. I haven't had hazelnut milk but it looks like it would be good. I like coconut milk it has a thick frothy feel to it. Yum, mix half coconut milk with half chocolate almond milk and that's heavenly. I couldn't buy more of it because it was dangerous LOL
I go through phases, sometimes I'll get almond milk, sometimes soy and sometimes coconut, all unsweetened and fortified with calcium and vitamin D. There's so many to choose from!
It all comes down to personal preference really. Soy milk has the most protein, but some people don't like the aftertaste. I use it in cooking, baking - soups, pancakes, that kind of thing. On cereal my kids prefer plain, unsweetened almond milk. We also like rice milk on cereal, in oatmeal, etc. Coconut milk is best in cooking for flavours like in Thai for example. Good luck! Try them all! Mke sure they're fortified with vitamin D and calcium.
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Hello all! Okay, so I'm going down the aisles at Giant (it's recently been renovated) and I notice the organic and natural food aisle. Just an aisle of organic and natural products. I was so excited, though I'm not all the way sure why. *giggling* Okay, but anyway, I saw several different types of milk and I was wondering if any particular one was healthier than the others or if it was just a matter of preference. The milks I saw were - soy, almond, oat, hazelnut, rice, hemp and coconut. I would like something I can just drink straight as well as something that would be good with other foods, like in cereal or if I happen to be cooking/baking something that requires milk. Any suggestions?
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