Tried & Tested | Dairy-Free Milk
More and more of the population are favouring plant-based drinks over cow’s milk, and it’s easy to see why. Not only is it suitable for those unable to digest lactose or with milk allergies, but cows are often administered with harmful antibiotics to keep their milk ‘pure’; leading to our bodies naturally building up a resistance to the exact medicine that could cure an illness down the line!
Cow’s milk has also been linked to increased chance of prostate and ovarian cancer, as well as weight gain and high levels of saturated fat and cholesterol. Give your health a helping hand and try one of these WL-approved alternatives. And the best bit: most dairy-free drinks are long-life, so you’ll save yourself the task of ‘sniff it and see’
OATLY ORGANIC OAT DRINK RRP £1.50 for 1l.
The Swedish-born brand offers a heartier alternative to some plant-based drinks; oat milk is slightly thicker, meaning it goes well in hot drinks, cooking and – you guessed it – a warming porridge breakfast. Tastes very oaty, so may be a little off-putting when drunk on its own.
RUDE HEALTH CASHEW DRINK Organic RRP £3.00 for 1l
Yes, it’s more expensive than the others, but it’s by far the most milky, non-milk you can get! Creamy, delicious and almost identical to the texture of cow’s milk; this is a fantastic all-rounder. Plus, it’s organic - so even more reason to feel good about drinking it.
BLUE DIAMOND ALMOND BREEZE RRP £1.20 for 1l
One of the best options for those counting calories – a 100ml serving of the unsweetened version contains just 13 calories, compared to 35 in skimmed milk. Also has a less overpowering taste than some others. Creamier in consistency than coconut milk.
ALPRO COCONUT ORIGINAL RRP £1.80 for 1l
A refreshing, light drink with a similar texture to skimmed milk. Ideal for eating with cereal or as a drink. Distinct coconut taste which may be an acquired one! This is a great low-calorie option for anyone testing the water.