Curious About All Those Dairy-Free Milks? Here's A Helpful Guide
Let's talk about nutrition, taste, and sustainability.
It seems like they'll milk anything these days. Oats? Milked. Hemp? Milked. Almonds? Tbh, I barely remember a time when they weren't synonymous with milk.
No matter what milk you choose, it’s important to consider your dietary requirements and sensitivities, as well as how nutritious each product is.
That make sense? Kinda? Well, here’s everything you need to know about all the different dairy-free milks on the market right now:
FYI, the nutritional information in this post was sourced from the United States Department of Agriculture branded food products database, Nutritionix, and MyFoodDiary. Because there are so many brands of dairy-free milk on the market, this info may slightly differ from brand to brand, so feel free to use this as a light reference point. Oh, and all nutritional information in this post is given per 100ml of unsweetened and unflavored milk.
1. Almond milk
2. Walnut milk
3. Macadamia milk
4. Hazelnut milk
5. Cashew milk
6. Soy milk
7. Oat milk
8. Coconut milk
9. Hemp milk
10. Rice milk
11. Quinoa milk
12. Pea milk
13. Plant-protein milk
14. Flax milk
15. Banana milk
Soooo, in conclusion...
- If you're trying to be conscious of how your food and drink choices impact the environment, nut milks might not be the best choice for you.
- Soy milk is a great nutritional all-rounder, but if your diet includes a ton of soy products, it would be worth reading some of the pro- and anti-soy research linked to above.
- Oat milk is an incredibly tasty dairy substitute a lot of people swear by.
- This stuff is really complicated! And ultimately, your choice comes down to your body and your priorities, so it would be impossible for us to make a recommendation that would suit everyone. Choose the milk that makes the most sense for you and your needs!