Almond, coconut and rice milk

Almond Milk

Almond milk is made by blending almonds and water and is a perfect non-dairy alternative milk.

Commercial almond milk is available either sweetened or unsweetened and to achieve the full health benefits it is recommended that consumers avoid milk with added sugar.

Almond milk is rich in vitamin D, calcium and protein as well as being low in calories.

Almond milk is also easy to make at home from soaking blanched almonds in water overnight and blending with water and straining.

Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is made from extracting the liquid from coconut pulp. Due to the oil content, coconut milk has a rich and creamy taste and texture. Coconut milk is distinct from coconut water. Coconut milk is from mature brown coconuts and coconut water from immature green coconuts.

Rice Milk

Rice milk is derived from grain rice, usually brown rice. It is usually unsweetened as the milk is naturally sweet. Rice milk is the highest in carbohydrates and sugars of any of the non-dairy alternatives (and even cow’s milk), as well as being higher in calories than coconut and almond milk. Its appropriateness for your diet may, therefore, depend on your diet and the macro-nutrients you are trying to maintain.