Almond Milk, Soy Milk or Rice Milk

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    May 08, 2014 3:49 AM GMT
    Almond Milk, Soy Milk or Rice Milk

    Which is more nutritious?
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    May 08, 2014 3:50 AM GMT
    Almond by far.
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    May 08, 2014 4:12 AM GMT
    th3ro saidAlmond by far.


    Why?
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    May 08, 2014 4:14 AM GMT
    We switched over to almond milk late last year. Both our digestions improved. And we find around here it's become cheaper than dairy milk.

    As for which is more nutritious, I don't know. Almond milk claims to have 50% more calcium than dairy milk.
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    May 08, 2014 4:20 AM GMT
    Soy has more protein, almond seems to have more vitamins and minerals. For me, soy tastes nasty and I don't like drinking it in a glass (for which I used almond milk which I no longer do; I now just drink water with my meals).

    I hedge my bets and use both soy and almond milk. I make this bran mush every day; 70 grams wheat bran, 40 grams oats, chopped dried fruit, dried unsweetened coconut, and other things. To wet it into a mush I use soy milk, 240 grams. That's all in a glass 4 cup measuring cup. Then I cook it in a water/steam bath in the pressure cooker for 4 minutes. When I eat it I slice a banana over it and cut it into it, then pour almond milk over it.

    For all of these watch out for the added sugar. My grocery store carries unsweetened almond breeze, which is what I get. They don't have a sugar free soy so I get the lowest calorie soy milk, silk lite, at 60 calories per serving.

    Almond Breeze Original:
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    Silk Soy Original:
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    Silk Coconut milk Original:
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    Rice Dream Original:
    http://www.tastethedream.com/products/product/1467/202.php
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    May 08, 2014 4:30 AM GMT
    From what I saw when googling this, rice milk is a nutritional dud compared to soy and almond milk.
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    May 08, 2014 5:58 PM GMT
    Almond only. but not the best drink to drink all the time. Avoid Soy, or Rice. Go with whole, grass fed, unhomogenized milk if you are not allergic.
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    May 09, 2014 4:46 PM GMT
    YourName2000 saidI would also agree with almond, but really your best beverage is water. For me, ice teas are next. As "good" as almond milk "is", I still see it as relatively empty calories.


    I like almond milk with my protein shakes because of the empty calories, plus the dark chocolate kind helps hide the protein and vitamin powder tastes.
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    May 09, 2014 8:09 PM GMT
    Coconut is good. I don't know about more nutritious though.
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    Jun 16, 2014 12:11 AM GMT
    the chocolate protein powder i just got tastes pretty weak in water but in silk almond vanilla light it's very tasty icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 16, 2014 12:48 AM GMT
    I would prefer cow's milk. I like the taste better, and I think it's more nutritious. It's what I drank for most of my life.

    But, I've now become mildly lactose intolerant. And my high cholesterol remains a concern. Lactose intolerance runs in my family. My Father had it, my second son had it at a very young age. Now I've finally developed it. Taking Lactaid pills and other fixes don't work very well for me.

    So dairy milk is off the menu, and almond milk is the best option for me. It's got high calcium, which I need at my age. It also works for most of the things I used dairy milk for: breakfast cereal, tea & coffee, swallowing my pills, adding to some soups and other foods, and so forth.

    I'm now happy with it, and the price is usually less than dairy milk. In fact, I try to buy it on specials, I practically steal it. And it seems to last a longer time in our refrigerator than dairy milk.

    When we travel I also buy "Shelf Stable" containers of it (similar to the high temperature [HT] dairy milk I bought when I lived in Germany), that don't require refrigeration until opened, in case I can't find it easily at our destination. I just throw it in the car trunk, don't have to ice it or anything.

    Here's the almond milk brand I like the best, but tastes are individual:

    http://almondbreeze.com
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    Jun 16, 2014 10:18 AM GMT
    Almond. If you can afford it, consider making your own. I usually do.

    My recipe is a bit odd and changes depending on how much I have available in either physical resources or funds.

    Water (or coconut water straight from a young coconut)
    Almonds (after having been soaked 8-12 hours)
    Coconut flesh (All of the flesh from a young coconut, 1/4th of the flesh from mature OR 2 tsp of coconut oil)
    Freshly scraped vanilla bean seeds (about 1/4th of the bean's innards)
    a sweetener of your choice (I prefer stevia in the raw, even though it's primarily dextrose...)

    Blend then squeeze through a nutmilk bag and you should end up with a milk with great flavor and a lovely consistency. It's super healthful, to boot. This is not a hard process.... it shouldn't take you more than 30 minutes to create enough milk to last a week or two.

    I made it even more amazing, last week, by making it strawberry banana milk. 5 bananas and a whole package of strawberries were added to the above recipe. Was sooooo good and everyone loved it, at the pot-luck I brought it to. n_n;
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    Jun 16, 2014 11:55 PM GMT
    NorthwestBoy1980 saidHow about coconut milk?


    Yer Reading my mind...

    I never drink it straight... never liked milk as a "beverage" in any of its varieties.

    When I need milk as an ingredient for shakes, meals, anything that calls for any milk... I use unsweetened coconut milk.