I am not a cereal eater, nor do I like a glass of milk before bed, in actual fact I gag at the smell so replacing it for me was not a problem. I did though struggle when I wanted to make a smoothie, or a milk shake or even use it in some cooking.

There is stigma that surrounds milk saying it is not meant for human consumption and  additionally people question what on earth was the person doing who actually discovered milk. These statements have derived from vegans and those who are paleo and it has been an ongoing contest between doctors and nutritionists throughout the 21st century.

Miguel Toribio Mateas a Herbalife Consultant Nutritionist and Chairman of the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy stated in an article published in The Independent that many have claimed that humans haven’t adapted to dairy but in actual fact the human body is one of the most adaptable organism and is relatively suited to its consumption. ‘There is mounting clinical evidence that some probiotic bacteria in fermented dairy enhances immunity. On that basis, I am all up for the use of full-fat fermented dairy, which is also a source of vitamins D, K and A’.

Following all these are claims that dairy is fattening and that it leads to obesity which Miguel claims as fabricated.

Below, you will see all of the dairy free milk options that are available in your local Woolworths. For myself, I have opted for the third photo you will see, which is an almond and coconut milk mix. It is a little bit sweet but also doesn’t have any over powering flavours of coconut or almond. Additionally, when craving chocolate milk or something creamy I tried Cocobella which is the first photo on the right. It is a mix of coconut water, almonds, cocoa and chia seeds. It is the perfect smoothie texture and also equally filling, a great breakfast substitute as well.



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