There are many options on the shelves for your daily source or alternative to moo-juice. From cow’s milk to almond and coconut, it’s hard to determine what is best for your lifestyle. Let us break it down for you…
𝐏𝐞𝐫 𝟏 𝐜𝐮𝐩 (𝟖 𝐨𝐳)
𝐂𝐨𝐰’𝐬 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐤: 105 kcal, 9 g protein, a source of calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B12 and iron.
𝐒𝐨𝐲 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐤: 80 kcal, 7 g protein, a source of calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B12 and iron
𝐂𝐨𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐮𝐭 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐤: 45 kcal, 0 g protein, if fortified is a source of calcium, vitamin D and vitamin B12
𝐀𝐥𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐤: 35 kcal, 1 g protein, a source of calcium and iron
If you are looking for a nutritious option to fill you up and provide a good source of protein, cow’s milk or soy milk are the best choices. If you are lactose intolerant or vegan, choosing the plant-based product is the way to go: almond, coconut or soy, or a lactose-free cow’s milk. For a low calorie option, unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk can give you what you’re looking for. Adding any of these options into smoothies, oatmeal or baked goods are tasty choices. Coconut milk is delicious in stews, soups and sauces (hint: think coconut curries!). The cost can also have an impact on your decision as plant-based milk alternatives or lactose-free milk tend to be higher in price.
Depending on your requirements and needs for milk or milk alternatives, you can incorporate a variety of these products into your diet.