Cow’s milk generally has its beneficial properties, but the environment in which cows are kept and industrialization of milk production entails a number of disadvantages and one of them is not so healthy cow milk. It is full of antibiotics, fat and in most cases is unsuitable for consumption by people who are lactose intolerant.
In this article we will show you what you can substitute cow milk with:
1. Almond milk – one of the best milk, which has beneficial effects on regulating cholesterol levels in the blood, strengthens bones and teeth and improves concentration.
Here’s how to make almond milk at home. You can make 2 liters of almond milk out of 500 g almonds. The next step is to soak almonds in water, the water should be enough to fully cover the almonds and be slightly above them. Let the almonds soak overnight. For each cup of almonds you have to put 3 cups of water.
In the morning remove the water in which they soaked, put them in a blender and then add water. For each cup almonds in a blender must put 4 cups of water. If you want your milk to be sweet you can add some dried dates.
Then grind the almonds in a blender for about a minute and a half and see how they will turn into a homogeneous white mixture. Then strain the white color mixture through cheesecloth, and you have already so desired homemade almond milk.
2. Oat milk – it contains no cholesterol and lactose, but instead it contains folic acid and high concentration of antioxidants, vitamin E. In addition, it contains phytochemicals that may help against diseases such as cancer, heart disease and stroke. This milk contains gluten and is not suitable for people with gluten intolerance. Here’s how easy it is to make oat milk.
Prepare 5 cups water and 1 cup of oatmeal. Put them in a saucepan and bring to a boil over low heat, stirring occasionally. Then add the desired flavor. And let it simmer for about 15 minutes. Then put the mixture in a blender, add honey and grind. After straining the milk is ready for consumption. Store in refrigerator.
3. Rice milk – it is highly nutritious and has the lowest fat content, compared with other vegetable milks. Does not contain as much calcium as cow’s milk, but it has many other advantages.
4. Hazelnut milk – it contains healthy combination of calcium and carbohydrates and quickly became a number one option among plant milks.
5. Flax milk – it contains as much calcium as normal cow’s milk. This milk is rich in alpha linolenic acids, which are a type of omega-3 fatty acids, which are effective in the management of inflammatory processes in the body.
6. Cashew milk – an excellent example of all different milk options. This milk is very rich in magnesium and copper, which are extremely important for a number of processes in the body.
7. Hemp milk – if you have allergies to soy or nuts you can trust hemp milk. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and proteins. Hemp milk is slightly more thick than other vegetable milks.