Rice, Soy, Hemp, Almond, Coconut Oh My

Milks in Review

RICE MILK

Rice Dream Original Enriched

Price: $2.69

Taste: Naturally sweet and tasty. Comes in right at the middle with creaminess.

Pros:
• Low in cholesterol

Cons:
• High in natural sugars and carbohydrates

Best Used For: Because of it’s natural sweetness this milk is best used in foods like cereals or smoothies.

SOY MILK

Westsoy Organic Unsweetened

Price: $2.29

Taste: Creamy and delicious. Does not overpower with any one flavor.

Pros:
• Good source of protein
• High fiber content
• Isoflavones can help protect against certain cancers and heart disease

Cons:
• High levels of phytates inhibit the bodies ability to absorb essential vitamins and minerals
• Over 90% of soy beans are genetically modified
• One carton contains the amount of phytoestrogens equivalent of approximately 5 birth control pills

Best Used For: Great in cereal or coffee. Some brands will mix better than others.

HEMP MILK

Tempt Unsweetened Original

Price: $2.69

Taste: Creamy and smooth with a slight nutty flavor

Pros:
• Great source of Omega Fatty Acids
• One 8oz glass provides all 10 essential amino acids
• Helps to strengthen your immune system
• Don’t worry, hemp milk does not contain THC

Cons:
• I haven’t found any

Best Used For: Great in smoothies, oatmeal and we even like it straight up.

ALMOND MILK

Almond Breeze Unsweetened Original

Price: $2.39

Taste: Light yet bold. Has a distinct and smooth taste with a slight nuttiness.

Pros:
• Great source of calcium
• Helps to lower cholesterol
• High magnesium content helps to build and strengthen your bones

Cons:
• I haven’t found any

Best Used For: We find this milk to be universal.

COCONUT MILK

So Delicious Unsweetened

Price: $2.79 for 1 qt.

Taste: Slightly watery in flavor and consistency. Does not have a strong coconut flavor.

Pros:
• The anti-viral, fungal and bacterial properties help to boost the immune system
• Can contribute to increased energy levels
• Contains electrolytes for proper hydration

Cons:
• I haven’t found any

Best Used For: Would be best used as a milk substitute for cooking.