The nutritional information will depend on the brand of milk that you choose. I have opted to discuss the healthiest most purest forms.
Soy milk is made by combining organic soy milk with water.
Having avoided dairy milk for many years now I will say that soy is the same consistency as cows milk however it is an acquired taste. I use it in savoury dishes, tea, coffee and hot chocolate. It froths ok and must be warmed before added to tea or coffee as it can curdle and looks terrible ☹
1 cup of soy contains:
8 gms of carbohydrates
7 gms of protein
And only 1.2gms of sugar
It also has .5 mg of robflavin an important antioxidant required in energy production.
299mg of calcium
119 IUD of vitamin D
4gms on unsaturated fat
Rice milk is watery and an off white colour with a very sweet flavour. Its better in sweet recipes and I personally enjoy it in English breakfast tea.
Its made from brown rice and water and can be sweetened with cane syrup. It usually has canola oil which isn’t the best for our health.
1 cup of rice milk has
2.4 gms of unsaturated fat
1gm of protein
23 gms car
It also have
Calcium, phosphorus, vitamin d, vitamin a and vitam b12
Rice milk doesn’t froth at all and can also curdle in tea an coffee, but as far as flavour it is sweet.
Unsweetened almond milk
Almond milk is make by blending almonds in water and draining and has a sweet nutty flavour. Its very creamy and if not warmed will curdle lattes and tea.
Its great in smoothies and in sweet cooking. Its great on cereal and baking.
1 cup of almond milk has
2.5gms of unsaturated fat
1gm of protein per cup
Vitamins A,D<B12, minerals-phosphorus, potassium, zinc and calcium
Made from hemp seeds
1 cup has:
5gms of fat
2gms of carbs
3gms or protein
The highlight of this milk is that it is high in omega 3 fatty acids that are important for brain function- the growth and development of the brain
Hemp milk also has vitamin a,d,b12, calcium, iron and magnesium
It can be used where dairy is generally used but honestly I have never tried it in tea or coffee.
Coconut milk is naturally sweet and creamy, it is made by grating the meat of coconut and mixing it with water inside, therefore its very high in fibre and can be calorie dense.
1 glass has 550 calories.
It has saturated fat called lauric acid which is actually good for you as it increases HDLs and lessons the chances of heart disease.
It has vitamin B, Vitamin K, C,E , Magnesium, phosphosrus , manganes, selenium and zinc.
Its great in smoothies as well as cooking. Its been introduced into cafes now and added to coffee. Its great in soups, the making of elixirs, porridge, as a yoghurt, frozen…
You can really use it anywhere you would use dairy milk. Its even great to help coat meats.