Non dairy milk is all the rage right now and for good reason. More and more people are discovering sensitives to dairy products. Some of us may not have any dairy allergies, but we realize how much better we feel when limiting dairy in our diets. Just like all other ‘healthy foods’ sold in grocery stores, non dairy milks are not all created equal. We’ve curated the perfect (and simple) recipe for a variety of non dairy milks. We can make our milk and drink it too!
Why Say No to Dairy?
While we know not everyone has an issue with dairy, what doesn’t kill you doesn’t always make you stronger. Dairy does have some nutritional value, yet it seems to do more harm than good:
- 65% of adults around the world have a lactose intolerance
- Dairy increases instances of acne and eczema
- Daily consumption of milk may increase chances of prostate and ovarian cancers
Simple Green Smoothies has a manifesto that starts with, “I eat real food to fuel my awesome life.” While we understand dairy milk is real food, we like to fuel our bodies with foods that energize and give us longevity, not food that slows us down.
Non Dairy Milk Revolution
So now that we’ve decided to give non dairy milk a try, how do we know the best option? The great part about this new craze is there are endless plants we can ‘milk.’ Depending on the meal, smoothie, or baked good we want to make, there is a plant-based milk for it! Cashew milk is super creamy and a great addition to cold brew coffee. Almond milk is full of calcium and delicious on a cold night in our incredible Spiced Almond Milk. Hemp milk is chock full of protein and can provide energy in a post-workout smoothie. The number of options can make us dizzy!
Another great reason to try non dairy milk is the ease in making it at home. A variety of nuts, seeds, and legumes can be used in homemade plant-based milk. We personally love: coconut, almond, hemp, oat, and cashew. Check out the recipe below for the easiest DIY non dairy milk recipe that can be used on any of the above plants.Print