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Re: Soy, almond, or coconut milk?

I use coconut or almond milk

I used to drink soy until I read that unfermented soy found in soy milk contains phytates that inhibit the absorption of minerals. It can also prevent the thyroid from absorbing iodine.

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Re: Soy, almond, or coconut milk?

I drink rice milk. I have a bit of an intolerance to almond milk and regular dairy milk. However I think the almond tastes better than rice milk.
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Re: Soy, almond, or coconut milk?

Well, DH uses Almond milk because he is lactose intolerant. I don't care for it very much. Having had breast cancer, one of my nurses told me to avoid unfermented soy products, (milk, edamame, etc) as it contains plant estrogens. I have been using fermented, organic dairy milk, (kefir, yogurt, buttermilk) for probiotics, protein, and calcium.

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Re: Soy, almond, or coconut milk?

I thought Soy milk was not good for MEN. I usually purchase Almond, but currently have a carton of combination Almond/Coconut.

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Re: Soy, almond, or coconut milk?

I only use almond milk - I use the sweetened - it's 60 calories. I tired the unsweetened but couldn't get used to it. Definitely don't do the soy. I've tried the coconut milk and it's really good.

There is a cake that I make with almond flour and coconut that uses milk and I will use the coconut or almond milk. Makes the cake very moist and nutty.

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Re: Soy, almond, or coconut milk?

Well, our fridge overflows with options on this topic! My family manages lactose intolerance issues among other dietary issues.

-- DH only will drink cow's milk

-- 5 year old DD detests any type of milk and drinks water instead (except a tiny amount of cow's milk on cereal)

-- 3 year old DD drinks Silk soy milk and has since she was weaned

-- I switched to the unsweetened Silk almond milk about 1+ years ago from Silk soy.

Generally, I use cow's milk for any cooking as we don't make dishes with large milk/cream content. Our individual types of milk are for drinking, cereal, oatmeal, smoothies, etc.

Boy, do I wish my family would have one type of milk residing on the door compartment of the fridge like a "normal" family does!

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Re: Soy, almond, or coconut milk?

About 20 years ago I started eating lower on the food chain and cutting things out of my diet, including most meats, except for fish. About this time I also realized that regular dairy milk would sometimes upset my stomach or give me bathroom "issues". So I started using rice milk. Then I used soy. And then in recent years I've switched to almond. 20 years ago some of these options were not available. But now there are so many non-dairy options. I LOVE the new Light Almond Breeze (in vanilla/unsweetened). I also really like one that's a combo of coconut milk and almond milk (I think this is Almond Breeze, too, but I could be wrong). I LOVE it in my cereal in the morning, or on oatmeal, and sometimes in my baking.

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Re: Soy, almond, or coconut milk?

We use both Almond and Coconut milk. Both are great on cereals and in baking etc.

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Re: Soy, almond, or coconut milk?

This will sound crazy but does the almond milk taste like almonds and the coconut milk like coconut? I like both of those flavors but have never tried either of them. I have not had a glass of milk in 50 years lol. I hate it. I only wet my cereal with it a little. It would be nice to try something new but I hate to spend the $$ on something and then toss it if I don't like it. Do these milks only come in the half gallon size? TIA for your help.

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Re: Soy, almond, or coconut milk?

On 1/13/2014 SUZYQUE said:

This will sound crazy but does the almond milk taste like almonds and the coconut milk like coconut? I like both of those flavors but have never tried either of them. I have not had a glass of milk in 50 years lol. I hate it. I only wet my cereal with it a little. It would be nice to try something new but I hate to spend the $$ on something and then toss it if I don't like it. Do these milks only come in the half gallon size? TIA for your help.

Almond milk doesn't taste like almonds to me. I have never tried coconut milk.