My Favourite Milk Alternatives | Christal Joan

Bismillahir rahmanir raheem

I’m on a (very slow) journey to cutting dairy out of my life. It’s been around 4 years since I exclusively stopped dirnking cow’s milk and started incorporating milk alternatives and I’ve pretty much tried them all.

The sunnah praises milk and it’s amazing health benefits but I’ve come to realise that the milk Rasulullah (saw) was praising was not the factory produced, puss filled, hormone pumped mess that we know today.

Tired of drinking animal milk? Find out about my favourite milk/ mylk alternatives.

So here are some of my favourite milk alternatives for you to check out!

Almond Milk

  • High in good fatty acids
  • Source of vitamin E for skin health
  • Low in calories

There was a time when almond milk was quite expensive with prices sometimes as high as £2.25 per carton but with it’s increasing popularity, it can be found in most supermarkets for around £1. There are variations in quality when it comes to almond milk but I’ve found that Rude Health is the best on the market that I’ve tried so far.

Great in: tea/ coffee/ smoothies/ just the way it is.

 

Hazlenut Milk

  • Can reduce cardiovascular disease
  • Impressive source of monounsaturated fats
  • Contains minerals such as copper which helps the body make red blood cells and magnesium which regulates muscle and nerve function

I was so surprised when I tried hazlenut milk for the first time. I was convinced I was drinking healthy liquid Nutella! Thanks to Alpro, hazlenut milk is just as available as almond milk nowadays.

Great in: cereal for the that chocolately taste

 

Coconut Milk

  • Contains lauric acid – a medium chain fatty acid that is easily absorbed into the body
  • Rich in fibre
  • A source of potassium which maintains kidney, heart, brain and muscle tissues

We should all be familiar with the benefits of coconut and how versatile it can be as an ingredient. But forget about the thick coconut milk you put in your curries, coconut milk as a milk alternative is a lot thinner and easier to pour.

I’m not a giant fan of the taste but I will make my own occassionally.

Great in: smoothies

 

Oat Milk

  • Can help to reduce cholesterol levels
  • High in protein
  • High in iron

This was a recent discovery for me and one that has fast become my favourite out of all the milk alternatives. It’s becoming more readily available in supermarkets with my favourites being Provitamil, Rude Health and Provitamil but due to the excellent price of organic rolled, it’s easily made at home for the fraction of the price of the shop bought stuff.

I love the creamy texture and it tastes great in EVERYTHING.

Great in: EVERYTHING, just be careful when heating it as it may thicken up

 

All of these milks can easily be made at home with a simple blender (no need for a fancy Vitamix or Blentec) and wire strainer. I love the glass bottles with stoppers from IKEA as they help to reduce waste (post on zero waste coming soon).

What’s your favourite milk alternative? Leave a comment below.

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5 thoughts on “My Favourite Milk Alternatives | Christal Joan

    • ChristalBlogs says:

      The milk that is generally sold in shops is filled with hormones and other additives which I do not believe should be consumed and are not helpful to the body. If you’re drinking raw organic milk which has not been subjected to general farming practices then that’s a different story.

      • Mama of Leo says:

        Aha… I see your point.

        But wouldn’t this be the same concern if you were buying other milks from the market?

        I mean, why would almond milk, for example, contain less hormones? Is it because it is not an animal product?

        Well, here in Jordan, every thing is hormone processed, even plants! So unless you are milking your own cow or growing your own almond trees, things will be the same 😀

        • ChristalBlogs says:

          Not necessarily. You can buy organic oats/ almonds/ hazlenuts etc and make your own milk. I make my own oat milk and sweeten it with dates.You can also buy non- GMO alternative milks as well. There’s plenty of choice out there

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