India is one of the largest producers of milk around the world. Milk and its products are heavily consumed by the citizens. There is hardly a household where people don’t consume milk, curd, butter, cream, etc. If you are lactose intolerant, it is hard to find items that are milk or lactose-free.
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that being lactose intolerant in India is a struggle, because many may not accept that you can’t have milk and products that are made using it. Other than this, another major struggle is providing your body with nutrients that are mostly found in dairy products.
The best way to fulfil those requirements to stay wholesome is to find milk alternatives. If you are looking for some, we are here to help. Read on to know about milk alternatives that you can if you are lactose intolerant, or are planning to turn vegan.
When it comes to a healthy milk alternative, one of the best options can be soy milk. If health reports are to be believed, soy milk is nutritionally similar to dairy milk. Made using blending and soaking soybeans, it has fewer calories than cattle milk. You can make soy milk at home or buy the same from the market. They are easily available in both retail stores and online websites. You will also get various flavours options.
Just like milk, India is also one of the largest producers of coconut around the globe. While all the parts of the coconut are very useful, one can also have milk made using it. It is prepared with the help of coconut cream and water. You can make it at home or buy it from the stores. Coconut milk us low in carbohydrates and high in fat. Therefore, it is great to have it before fast to store the energy in the body.
If you are looking for a low-protein milk option, almond milk can be one of the best options for you. Almond milk is made by soaking and blending almonds. They are extremely healthy and will provide you with instant energy. If you are a great fan of smoothies and shakes, but can’t have it because of being lactose intolerant, try it with almond milk. It adds amazing flavours with great nutritional value.
Cashew milk is one of the least popular alternatives for dairy milk in India. But what many people don’t know is that it is also the most delicious alternatives. It has an earthy flavour to it which you can have with anything or everything. Be it tea, coffee, smoothie (tasty smoothie recipes), or shakes, cashew milk can turn out to be a great companion for all these beverages.
We Indians love peanut. We consume it in various ways, such as by adding it to several dishes, desserts(3-ingredient dessert recipe), sweets, snacks, etc. Peanuts can also be consumed as milk by soaking, blending it in a blender. It is not only cost-efficient but is also a very healthy alternative to dairy milk. Make it at home or purchase from any store to fulfil your daily dose of protein.
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