Are you lactose intolerant and struggling to find a creamer for your cereals, oats, pap, tea etc? Then this post is just for you!
Do you know there are things called “Plant Based Milk”? These are non-dairy milk which are made from plants such as almond milk, tiger nut milk, soy milk, hemp milk, rice milk and oat milk. They are also rich in vitamins and minerals, most are low in fat, do not contain cholesterol and has a healthy combination of mono and polyunsaturated fats.
Almond milk: Made by extracting the liquid from almonds and leaving behind the almond pulp, almond milk is low in calories and very nutritious as it’s high in vitamin E and contains a good amount of calcium.
Soy milk: This is the closest plant-based milk to cow milk in terms of macro-nutrients as it is also higher in protein than any other commercially available milk, at around 8 g per glass.
Tiger nut milk: Packed with high fiber content, tiger nut milk is also gluten free, good source of protein and used by traditionalist to improve erectile dysfunction.
Rice milk: This tends to be higher in carbohydrate than the other plant-based milks (with 25-30 g carb per 250 ml glass, which is some what equivalent to 2 slices of bread!), but they are a good choice for people with allergies to soy or nuts.
These milks aren’t just limited to people who are lactose intolerant, they could also be enjoyed by ALL as most of them are quite tasty and have numerous health benefits.