I suppose it all depends on your definition of “best”. Are you looking for the best flavor? Best value? Best nutritional content? Best homemade milk?
It seems like every year there is a new “milk” out there (hello, hemp milk), but let’s stick to the four most available options: rice, soy, almond and coconut.
Here’s what I discovered, with a little research:
Rice Milk: most allergy friendly milk, but high in carbs, sugar, calories, and low in protein (this makes me want to try making a brown rice version at home!).
Soy Milk: high in protein and calcium, low in sugar, but beware the non-organic GMO varieties.
Almond Milk: low in protein and sugar, good source of vitamins like magnesium and vitamin E and D. Try making it at home if you don’t want it fortified with calcium etc.
Coconut Milk: low protein, low calcium, low calorie, nut-free (it’s actually a fruit), high in lauric acid, a heart-healthy saturated fat.
Do you drink non-dairy milk? What is your favorite kind?