Getting the proper amount of calcium is a tough job for those with a dairy allergy. There are many ways to incorporate dairy into your diet (see How to Get Enough Calcium When You’re Dairy-Free), but a nutritionist recently told me that the best way to get calcium is to drink it. And, sometimes you just want something cold and delicious to pour on cereal.
I recently stumbled upon an article from Real Simple (April 2015) where their food contributors reviewed a variety of milk alternatives to come up with the best tasting among them.
Here’s the original link to the article: The Best Milk Alternatives. And, below are they’re declared winners.
Best Original Soy: Silk Soymilk Original
Best Vanilla Soy: Silk Soymilk Vanilla
Best Unsweetened Soy: 365 Everyday Value Organic Soymilk Unsweetened
Best Vanilla Almond: 365 Everyday Value Organic Almondmilk Vanilla
Best Unsweetened Almond: Almond Breeze Almondmilk Unsweetened Original
Best Rice: Pacific Foods Rice Non-Dairy Beverage Original
Best Oat: Pacific Foods Organic Oat Non-Dairy Beverage Original
Now I can’t speak about the almondmilks since my son has a tree nut allergy. I can, however, vouch for both the Silk soymilks and the Pacific rice milk. He enjoyed them both. But if he were to put in a vote for best milk alternative, he’d put two thumbs (and maybe a foot) up for Silk Very Vanilla Soymilk. Tastes great and works fabulously well as an ingredient in baked good.
We’ve also tried Costco’s Kirkland Signature Organic Soymilk Vanilla which came in as his close 2nd favorite.
What kinds of milk alternatives do you use? Any input on creamers, cream cheese, sour cream? Bring ’em on! The more votes the better!