I always think it’s funny to talk about non-dairy milks because to me if they aren’t some form of dairy then they aren’t milk. But I get it…they are milk substitutes and in our country we seem to love them.
Total retail sales of soy milk, almond milk, rice milk and other plant milks reached $1.3 billion in 2011.
People turn to milk substitutes for different reasons – often that they don’t tolerate dairy well. The seemingly growing vegan community obviously goes for these plant-based alternatives for ethical and/or health reasons.
A lot of the mainstream public has been mis-guided to believe that the milk substitutes are healthier alternatives to milk. I blogged last week about milk, giving you a chart to help you BUMP up the quality of the milk you and your family are drinking. But what about all these milk substitutes?