Why plant-based milk is the best alternative to dairy milk? Here’s a guide to grow healthy with non-dairy milk.

Plant-based milks are seemingly available at every super market and flying off shelves since it enters the market. Plant-based milk, like, almond or soy milk is not just fortified with healthy nutrients but also comes with many flavoures, such as, Mango, Elaichi, Chocolate, Vanilla and so on.

Due to some health hazards, consumers likely make switch to vegan milk from all things dairy. Others may shift from dairy because they want to go for different taste or texture, also want more nutrition what dairy milks does not contain. Whatever the reason, consumers in various countries as well as in India, are choosing variety of plant-based milk over dairy based milk.

So, let’s go through some health-facts why plant-based milk is more beneficial than dairy milk.

1. Easy to digest:

Plant-based milk are perfect for those who suffer a lot from irritating bowel movement, allergies and headache due to consumption of dairy milk. Almond milk or soy milk is a healthy option for them to have in tea & coffee or in recipes or as direct from the carton. Not only digestive, these non -dairy milks contain essential vitamins & minerals too.

2. Lower in calories:

Many of people have refrained themselves from drinking dairy milk as it triggers high blood pressure and does not help maintain body weight. Being unsweetened & fat free, almond milk and soy milk are lower in calories than dairy milk and help you lose extra fat or maintain your existing weight. Though sugar-free, these plant-based milks are very satisfying to drink and can be used to make any mouth-watering recipe.

3. Strong & Healthy bones:

Almond milk and soy milk naturally contain lots of vitamins, magnesium, iron, protein, fibers. These milks are enriched with high calcium which is transported to bones and give you more strength & energy. Calcium is essential for healthy bones, teeth, keeping your nervous system calm and preventing from osteoporosis.

4. 100% lactose free:

Unlike dairy milk, plant-based milks are free of any sugar and contain the natural sugar found in nuts and seeds. Sugar(lactose) found in dairy milk can cause rise in glucose, allergies, intolerant abdomen and blood sugar problems whereas consumption of plant-based milk that is free from lactose naturally goes easy on your blood sugar.

5. IGF-1 free :

Dairy based milk contains natural hormones that stimulate a high increase of insulin at the time of consumption. That escalate the release of IGF-1(insulin growth factor) in the body. Study explained that IGF -1 cause acne due to it triggers excessive insulin in the body. Plant-based milk is free from these toxic substances and definitely makes a best alternative to dairy milk.

More and more people are consuming dairy-free milk over dairy based milk, and it occupies the space in every household’s refrigerator. Choose your plant-based milk and discover its best of benefits. You can walk your nearest market to pick up or buy online the nutritive plant-based milks.

HAZELNUT NICE CREAM Made With So Good Almond Fresh Original Unsweetened

Give your lazy afternoon a breezy satisfaction with refreshing creamy nice cream, perfect for a healthy snack or dessert!

INGREDIENTS:

METHOD:

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Top with extra hazelnuts and cacao nibs.

RECIPE TIPS:

  • As bananas become overripe, peel and place in the freezer. Frozen banana gives nice smooth creamy texture.
  • Be careful when roasting hazelnuts as they will burn very quickly.
  • Remove the hazelnut skins as they can have a bitter taste once roasted.

PREPARATION: 5 mins
COOKING TIME: Nil
DIFFICULTY: Easy
SERVES: Four

Nutrition Information Per Serve:

Energy (kJ) 755
(Cal) 180
Protein (g) 4
Fat (g) 11
Saturated Fat (g) 1
Carbohydrate (g) 16
– Sugars (g) 10
Dietary Fibre (g) 4
Sodium (mg) 12
Potassium (mg) 394
Calcium (mg) 58
Iron (mg) 0.9

8 Surprising Health Benefits Of Almond Milk That You Need To Know

Almond Milk is surely a latest fad while it comes with a lot of health benefits that you definitely want to try. Not only lactose-intolerant can savoir all the nutrients & good taste of almond milk, but also vegans or those who want to go for something new in taste, can make it a fabulous cow-milk substitute.

What is Almond Milk?

Almond Milk is made by blending almonds with water, which has creamy texture and nutty flavors that give a pleasant taste when you drink. Almond milk is one of those plant based milk which is enriched with high source of calcium, minerals, vitamins.

You can find Almond Milk with variety of flavors in most supermarkets in India, which also comes with zero cholesterol & Zero Preservatives.

Let’s roll our eyes on benefits of drinking Almond Milk:

  1. Light & Heart-Healthy:
    As opposed to dairy milk, Almond milk has no cholesterol or saturated fat. It also contains Omega-3 fatty acids which naturally prevents you from high blood pressure and heart disease.
  2. Say ‘Goodbye’ to Extra Fat:
    If you want to lose or maintain your current weight, non-dairy almond milk is perfect substitute for dairy milk. Ounce for once, almond milk has less fat & low calories. Compared to one cup of cow milk which consists of five grams of fat and 120 calories , Almond milk comes with the benefit of 2.5 grams & 60 calories.
  3. Be Healthy With Stronger Bone:
    As almond milk is the high source of nutrients, it offers 30% of recommended amount of calcium per day and 25% of daily recommended vitamin D. Regular consumption of Almond milk reduces the risk of arthritis & osteoporosis and provides nutrients to immune your body and to get healthy bones & teeth.
  4. Say Hello to Glowing Skin:
    Enriched with Vitamin E, Almond Milk is beneficial for your skin & hair. Vitamin E is one of the ani-oxidants found in Almond milk which protects your skin from sun damage.
  5. 100% Lactose -Free:
    Many people intolerant to lactose (milk sugar) in cow milk and face discomfort to digest it which leads them to bloating, diarrhoea and excessive gas. Unlike Cow’s milk, Almond milk is completely dairy free which makes it a great alternative choice for lactose-intolerant, vegans and those who are allergic to milk.
  6. Great Nutrient For Muscle Growth:
    If you want to give a regular boost to your immune system, Almond milk is worth to try. The non-dairy milk is fortified with essential vitamins higher than those found in dairy milk. It is also rich in plenty of vitamin B which essential for your muscle growth and healing.
  7. Non-diabetic:
    Regular consumption of almond milk does not impact on your blood sugar. Because of less carbs, it won’t unnecessarily increase your blood sugar levels, rather reduces the risk of diabetes.
  8. Enjoy The Nutty Flavoured Milk:
    Almond milk comes with its own unique flavour of nutty almonds and creamy texture. Those who are turned off by the taste of cow’s milk, this dairy free milk is perfect for them to relish.

Almond milk is gluten -free and it offers a perfect substitute to avoid milk allergies and it’s an excellent source of nutrients which benefits your health regime with daily mouthful intake.

Summer Special: BERRY OAT SMOOTHIE Recipe

Summer is here to scorch all day and make you tiered & thirsty at the same time. So, to quench your thirst and float you into relax mode, here we have come to treat your taste buds with yummiest Berry Oat Smoothie, and it is as tempting as nutritious when blended with SO Good Almond Milk Unsweetened.

This high fibre smoothie is a great hunger buster! Frozen berries and rolled oats bring a satisfying creamy texture to this nutritious drink.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups So Good™ Almond Milk Unsweetened
  • 250g frozen mixed berries
  • 1 banana, chopped
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 tbs linseed meal

PREPARATION: 5 mins
COOKING TIME: Nil
DIFFICULTY: Easy
SERVES: Four

METHOD:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender
  2. Pour So Good Almond Milk Unsweetened
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Pour into serving glasses.

Nutrition Information Per Serve:

Energy (kJ) 425
(Cal) 102
Protein (g) 3
Fat (g) 4
Saturated Fat (g) 0.3
Carbohydrate (g) 12
Sugars (g) 7
Dietary Fibre (g) 4.1
Sodium (mg) 49
Potassium (mg) 241
Calcium (mg) 178
Iron (mg) 0.7

Yummy Pancakes Cooked With So Good Almond Fresh Unsweetened

Try BUCKWHEAT PANCAKES made with So Good Almond Fresh Unsweetened, the perfect breakfast or a delicious dessert. Gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free and so tasty! Who said pancakes weren’t healthy?

PREPARATION: 15 mins
COOKING TIME: 5 mins
DIFFICULTY: Easy
SERVES :  Six

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3/4 cup buckwheat flour (Kuttu Atta)
  • 1 1/2 cup So Good Almond Fresh Unsweetened
  • 2 tbs flaxseed meal
  • 1 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1 tbs olive oil

METHOD:

  1. Place all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Combine banana and So Good Almond Fresh Unsweetened and fold into dry ingredients until just combined.
  3. Heat oil in a fry pan and using a 1/4 cup measure spoon mixture into pan. Cook on both sides until golden brown.

Nutrition Information Per Serve:

Energy (kJ) 637 
(cal) 152
Protein (g) 4.9
Fat (g) 6.5
Saturated Fat (g) 1
Carbohydrate (g) 17
Sugars (g) 5
Dietary Fibre (g) 3.6
Sodium (mg) 285
Potassium (mg) 299
Calcium (mg) 99
Iron (mg) 1.3

Recipe Tips:

  • Serve topped with sliced banana, flaked almonds, coconut shavings, maple syrup and coconut yogurt.
  • The natural sugars in the bananas sweeten the pancakes, use ripe bananas for the best taste