There are many reasons why people start switching to dairy-free milk. Whether they’re lactose intolerant, planning to improve diet or contributing to support the environment, it does actually matter. That’s why Nutty Milk Factory, the best vegan milk in Singapore, wants to cater what type of milk is best for everyone, and hence the guide below.
1. Soy Milk
This milk is undoubtedly the most popular form of dairy-free milk among Singaporeans. Usually sold as silky bean curds or simply as milk replacement, this classic contains high protein content not far off the original cow milk. Nonetheless, some people may not be suitable to its chalky or beany taste, but the creamy texture makes it the perfect addition to overnight oats.
2. Almond Milk
Unlike soy milk, almond milk has low protein content. For those who aren’t fond of soy milk’s beany taste, try almond milk instead as they have a subtle nutty taste making it the perfect substitute for those seeking a little flavor. When it comes to calories, it’s most likely to be lower than cow milk.
3. Oat Milk
Oat milk has a mild, creamy flavor which makes it good for cereals, hot beverages and drinking on its own. It’s neither creamy nor watery, some say it tastes like leftover milk from a bowl of cereal. Unfortunately, oat milk is not suitable for those allergic to gluten. Despite its natural sugar content, oat milk is very high in carbohydrates.
This alternative has subtle nutty flavors just like other nut-based milks. The average glass of cashew milk also packs in about 45 percent of one’s daily dose of calcium compared to the 30 percent from a glass of dairy milk. Cashew milk is also excellent for those on a paleo diet.
5. Pumpkin Seed Milk
Pumpkin seed milk is milder in flavour and has a soft nutty aroma, sort of a mixture between cashew and walnut milk with a dash of sweetness. Its neutral taste makes it more ideal in coffee, and also works well with cinnamon. If you’re unsure of the flavour, pumpkin seeds are actually one of the best plant-based sources for protein, as they contain all essential amino acids.
6. Sunflower Seed Milk
This is a great everyday milk, nut-free and has no gelatinous texture. Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin E, magnesium and selenium which is good for anti-inflammation and metabolism. Sunflower seeds can have an earthy taste, so it’s better sweetened. Other than that, sunflower seed milk is a super underrated non-dairy milk.