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5 Great Alternatives to Milk

Take a break from cow’s milk and explore these five healthy alternatives.

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Almond Milk

Flavour and Function: Medium body, with slight nutty taste. Great for drinking and in baked goods.

Health Benefits: Low-calorie choice that doesn’t skimp on taste.

Who Should Avoid It: Anyone with nut allergies.

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Soy Milk

Flavour and Function: Medium body. Easy to cook with and pleasant to drink.

Health Benefits: Highest protein content of all. Great as a post-workout recovery drink.

Who Should Avoid It: People with soy allergies or diets already high in soy.

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Rice Milk

Flavour and Function: Watery texture, sweet, distinct “rice” flavour. Ideal for drinking and with cereal.

Health Benefits: The least nutritious of the bunch, but good for people allergic to other milks.

Who Should Avoid It: Those looking for a protein and minerals boost; contains little of either.

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Goat’s Milk

Flavour and Function: A bit creamy, can have musky flavour. Use exactly like cow’s milk.

Health Benefits: Can be easier to digest than cow’s milk. Rich source of vitamin A and riboflavin.

Who Should Avoid It: People with lactose allergies should exercise caution.

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Hemp Milk

Flavour and Function: Medium-bodied, distinct taste. Drink flavoured versions, or use in low-heat cooking.

Health Benefits: Naturally rich in omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, good source of protein.

Who Should Avoid It: Some people will want to avoid its high-fat content, others the strong taste.