Plant milk! Sounds interesting, right? Plant milks are milks made from beans, grains and nuts and include no dairy whatsoever. These delicious beverages are perfect milk alternatives for those who are lactose intolerant, gluten-free people, or those who are looking for a healthy alternative. Not to mention it's the perfect alternative for those looking for a cruelty-free milk substitute. There are quite a few different plant milks to choose from, here's a list of a few;
Types of plant-based milk
• Soy Milk
• Rice Milk
• Hazelnut Milk
• Pecan Milk
• Peanut Milk
• Coconut Milk
• Flax Milk
• Almond Milk
• Oat Milk
• Pea Milk
And that isn't even all of them! There's plenty of options for everyone, no matter your dietary restrictions or taste. Now that you know what plant milks are, why should you switch over to them instead of their dairy counterpart?
Benefits of plant-based milk
Many brands of plant-based milk add minerals and vitamins to give your body the nutrients it needs. However, there are also lots of variations for people to choose from if that's not what they're looking for, as well as having options for no fat, low-fat and full-fat.
Plant milks are lactose-free, making them excellent for those who are lactose intolerant.
Almond milk has a high content of monounsaturated fatty acids, which are considered to be helpful in weight-loss and weight management.
Coconut milk can help reduce levels of harmful low-density lipoproteins (bad cholesterol) that are associated with cardiovascular diseases.
Most plant-based milks contain 50 percent more calcium per serving than regular cow milk does. Calcium is important for healthy bones and teeth, keeping your blood pressure low and for preventing osteoporosis.
Plant milk is perfect for those with a slow digestive system.
What's not to love about plant milk? Here at Soul Food Kitchen, we're proud to say our food and beverages contain quality plant milk, such as Oatly oat milk, Sproud pea milk and Alpro coconut, almond and soy milk. Yummy! Be sure to stop by if you're ever in Glasgow and give us your thoughts.