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Discussion in 'The Vegetarian Forum' started by Jinendra Singh, Jul 3, 2018.

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  1. Jinendra Singh

    Jinendra Singh Star Member

    Location:
    united Kingdom
    Any strongly held opinions or experience with the following kinds of milk:

    1. Full fat cow’s milk
    2. Semi-skimmed cow’s milk
    3. Skimmed cow’s milk
    4. Soya milk
    5. Oat milk
    6. Rice milk
    7. Hemp Milk
    8. Almond Milk

    Which one you consuming right now and how it is helpful for you.
     
  2. Indian Summer

    Indian Summer One of a kind Administrator

    I consume mostly fortified soya milk, usually with oat porridge, and some fortified oat milk (Oatly to be specific - the other brands don't taste nearly as good) which I drink plain. Occasionally I will have some almond milk (also fortified).

    I don't consume animal milks on account of the ethical argument. As for the health aspect, most foods and drinks have a set of positives and a set of negatives. You can compensate for the lack of a nutrient in one food by getting it from some other source. But you can't easily do much about the presence of negatives, such as cholesterol (only found in animal foods), saturated fats, or the risk of contamination / pathogens, which I feel is higher in animal foods.
     
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  3. becky

    becky Star Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Almond milk, and sometimes soy milk. It's helpful in that it allows me to avoid cows' milk.
     
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  4. beforewisdom

    beforewisdom Well Known Member

    Usually none.

    Occasionally I get a craving for Grapenuts so I head for the soy milk.
     
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  5. Chryssie

    Chryssie Internet Junkie

    Location:
    Central Florida
    We have been using cashew milk for a while now. We use to buy almond milk but the cashew is less calories!
     
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  6. silva

    silva Addicted Poster

    Location:
    Ohio, U.S.A
    I buy unsweetened almond or cashew. I like soy, but my son doesn't, I have a soy milk machine which rarely gets used anymore.
    I'm so happy to find the dairy aisle is getting taken over by plant milks of all kinds :jump:
     
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  7. Tom

    Tom Addicted Poster

    I've only had the 3 types of cow's milk you mention at the top of the list, almond milk, soya milk, and something called "Vegelicious", which appears to be made mostly from potatoes and pea protein. I like them all, but I mostly use soya milk, because it seems to be the closest to cow's milk in nutritional value.

    I avoid animal milks now because I don't trust any commercial producer to treat the animals as well as I would require. I know I would love and care for a goat or cow properly, but taking care of a sentient being is a big responsibility- and I don't want to assume that responsibility just so I can consume dairy again.

    Grapenuts was my Dad's favorite cereal. It definitely needs something liquid to soften it.

    *CRUNCH* *CRUNCH* *CRUNCH*
     
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  8. becky

    becky Star Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    I buy blue diamond almond milk -"original and unsweetened." It's 30 calories per serving.

    Cashew milk is less than that? - I think I'll check it out!
     
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  9. Chryssie

    Chryssie Internet Junkie

    Location:
    Central Florida
    Unsweetened Silk Cashew milk is 25 calories a cup. And I never use a whole cup on cereal or in a smoothie so it is amazingly low!
     
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  10. MadamSarcastra

    MadamSarcastra 1½ years vegan, 4 years meat-free!

    Location:
    Mid-Michigan
    I've never really been a milk drinker, I don't make smoothies, and I'll have cereal maybe once a year now... but I use plant milk to make vegan ranch dressing & "cheese" sauce. :)

    This is currently in my fridge (I normally don't get this much, but I had a good coupon)....

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    I usually get this, though....

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    I've tried hemp milk a few times, too. Very beneficial, but there seems to be more particulate than I'd prefer. :rolleyes: LOL


    Oh, and I use this in my coffee....

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  11. Chryssie

    Chryssie Internet Junkie

    Location:
    Central Florida
    The Silk creamers can be used to make ice cream! Just add some fruit and whip it up in a blender and freeze it!
     
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  12. MadamSarcastra

    MadamSarcastra 1½ years vegan, 4 years meat-free!

    Location:
    Mid-Michigan
    That must be for the sweets-lovers.... :p

    My creamer is for coffee only. :sf: LOL
     
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  13. Chryssie

    Chryssie Internet Junkie

    Location:
    Central Florida
    I don't put creamer in my coffee! :p I love sweets! :D
     
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  14. Danielle

    Danielle forever seeking fire

    Location:
    Illinois
    Soy and almond mostly, been getting into oat milk.
     
  15. Andy_T

    Andy_T Addicted Poster Forum Moderator

    Location:
    Hannover, Germany
    Mainly 4 (soy) and 8 (almond), preferable unsweetened.

    I mix the two for my coffee, as soy gives nice foam and almond gives a nice taste.
    I have also tried oat and rice milk, but they were not great, especially regarding foam for my cappuccino. That has markedly improved, anyway, since I got a nice induction milk frother - that gives even better results than the steam jet of a coffeehouse-grade espresso machine.
     
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  16. Nadezhda

    Nadezhda Well Known Member

    coconut milk
     
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