Whatever you may think about cow’s milk, there’s no denying that non-dairy milk is absolutely delicious. If you have never tasted the cool, creamy, nutty flavour of, say, almond milk you’re missing out in life. One of my favourites is coconut milk - it’s non-fattening, it keeps well in the fridge, it can be used as a compliment to any food just like regular milk, and it is so delicious that once tasted you will always want it.
Non-dairy milk can be made from a whole range of nuts, grains, seeds and soybeans. The milk can then be stored in the refrigerator just like dairy milk (or it can be frozen for future use).
There is a myth that making non-dairy milk is complicated and that you need special milk-making equipment. Nothing could be further from the truth. Making non-dairy milk requires no special apparatus (just a regular kitchen blender). And if you have the ingredients to hand, you can make milk in less than ten minutes.
A big advantage of making your own milk is that you can store the ingredients at home almost indefinitely by using the freezer. The ingredients can be frozen without affecting their quality or nutritional value. This means you can make milk whenever you like. Additionally, you will save money compared to the cost of buying dairy or non-dairy milk.
The best thing about non-dairy milk is the health aspect. Dairy milk is high in harmful substances such as cancer-promoting hormones, saturated fats, mucus-forming casein, and harmful galactose all of which are bad for health in a variety of ways.
People who switch from dairy to non-dairy milk begin to feel much better after just a few days. You benefit by avoiding the harm caused by dairy milk, and you benefit by enjoying the super-healthy nutrition of non-dairy milk.
As all non-dairy milk is made from natural plant-based ingredients it is highly nutritious. Non-dairy milk is packed with minerals, vitamins, enzymes, health promoting oils, fibre, plant sterols that beat cholesterol, and other healthy nutrients. Whatever your culture, state of health, diet or lifestyle you truly cannot go wrong by consuming non-dairy milk.
But don’t limit yourself to just soy milk and rice milk which you can buy in supermarkets. By making your own milk from ingredients that are easy and cheap to buy anywhere, you will enjoy wonderful new flavours and much improved nutrition.
About the Author: Here is a free recipe showing how to make Brazil Nut & Sesame Milk. This non-dairy milk is absolutely delicious and super-nutritious, and you can store the ingredients almost indefinitely if frozen until required.