The Best Plant-Based Milks and Where to Buy Them
Compassionate people across Australia are abandoning cruelly produced dairy foods and turning to healthy, delicious dairy-free options instead.
In addition to delectable vegan cheese, yoghurt, ice cream and sour cream, there’s also an abundance of plant-based milk options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a tasty addition to your coffee, an ingredient for a healthy smoothie, a cruelty-free way to bake a cake or simply something to pour on your cereal, there’s sure to be a plant-based milk for you.
The good news is there’s no need to change where you shop. You can find a huge number of affordable options at your local supermarket – just head to the “long-life milk” aisle.
Here’s a guide to the plethora of plant-based milks available. Happy drinking!
Type of milk: Soy
The lowdown: One word: coffee! Most good coffee shops stock Bonsoy, and it makes a delicious latte. It’s also a great all-rounder – enjoy it on cereal, in smoothies and in baking.
Type of milk: Vitasoy produce a variety of delicious milks, including soy, rice, almond, coconut and oat.
The lowdown: Try their “Soy Milky” products if you want a familiar taste – these milks are designed to taste as similar to dairy milk as possible, with none of the cruelty.
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Type of milk: Coconut and brown rice blend
The lowdown: Pure coconut milk is generally very creamy. However, Coco Quench by Pureharvest is a blend of both coconut and rice milks, which keeps the creamy flavour but has a lighter consistency.
Pureharvest Organic Milks
Who else loves Oat Milk? It’s one of our faves…great on cereal and in porridge! Thanks @rylblog for the awesome photo! #pureharvest #oatmilk #organic #dairyfree
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Type of milk: Pureharvest produce Coco Quench as well as a range of other delicious organic milks, including almond, rice, oat and soy.
The lowdown: With so many different options, you’ll be sure to find a taste you love. Choose from sweetened and unsweetened options, and try adding to smoothies, cereal or coffee.
Type of milk: Soy, almond and coconut
The lowdown: The So Good brand is well known for yummy vegan ice cream, but it also includes a wide variety of plant-based milks. From vanilla-flavoured almond milk to a coconut and almond milk blend, these milks not only avoid the cruelty of the dairy industry but also taste great!
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Type of milk: Almond
The lowdown: In addition to the original almond milk, Almond Breeze also offer a variety of great flavours like chocolate, vanilla, coconut and cashew. Whether you’re looking for a creamy almond flavour in your oatmeal or treating yourself to a chocolate shake, they’ve got you covered.
Remember: you can find all these brands and more in the “long-life milk” section at your local supermarket.
Not only do these milks taste delicious, they’re also healthy and nutritious. Many of these brands also fortify their products with extra essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin D or calcium.
With so many options to choose from, there’s no reason to continue supporting the cruelty of the dairy industry. Switch to a vegan milk today!