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Plant-based milks are becoming a staple in more households. Most people have heard of almond milk, coconut milk and soy milk. However, there are alternatives that deserve a spot in your fridge. These new and exciting plant-based milks are making it easier than ever to ditch dairy!
Pea milk is better than it sounds. It does not actually taste like peas, and it’s not green. Yellow pea protein is the main star of this milk, and one serving features eight grams of protein. It has half as much sugar as dairy milk, and is high in calcium and vitamin D.
Pea milk makes a lower impact on the environment than other milks. When compared to almond milk, it takes six times less water to make. While most popular alternatives are made with nuts, this one is nut-free, making it a great option for anyone with allergies.
Oat milk is a creamy milk alternative made from steel-cut or whole-grain oats. It contains no cholesterol or saturated fat, and is high in natural fiber and iron. Since the oats contain gluten, it is not an option for anyone who is gluten-free. However, it is easy to make oat milk at home, and you can sub in gluten-free oats.
Tiger Nut Milk
Tiger nuts are small tubers packed with Vitamin C and E. Tiger nut milk is nut-free, soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and grain-free. It is also AIP (auto-immune paleo) diet friendly. Drinking tiger nut milk can help combat hypertension and cholesterol.
People often overlook macadamia nuts because they have fewer health benefits than other nuts. They are rich in monounsaturated fats. Adding macadamia milk to your diet can help lower risk of heart disease or stroke.
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