I was asked about non dairy alternatives the other day and thought I would share here as well.
I have a lactose intolerant SO at home who thinks he's not - kind of like a kitten who thinks he's a panther. When dairy is not well tolerated, it creates a lot of inflammation that can evolve into deeper health issues down the road so its important to address it. What has resulted is a lot of experimenting over the years with non dairy options both from the store (what I call prefab) and made at home. The in home non dairy milks have been made with a Soyabella which does everything for you - grind, strain and foam (plus emulsify any healthy oils I might add such as an omega 3 or liquid sunflower lecithin for viscosity). I ended up with a better finished product than what my Vitamin could provide.
I used to steam pure cashew milk which I liked a lot - in fact I liked it a little better than straight almond. Sometime I would make almond/cashew blend and that was nice too. Nice but not quite there mostly because the texture didn't cut it for me. Then I went to the SF Veg Fest last spring and had my nondairy world rocked. No texture or flavor sacrifice. None.
I use ripple half and half (they have regular Ripple too) for some of my gibraltar drinks . The SO uses it for all his capps. Plus it is mmm good in black tea and of particular note, chai. Sprouts carries it in all their locations and often has a sale on it. It has DHA in it which is fantastic for brain health and oddly enough inflammation.
Note: I have made multiple attempts to post a pic of Ripple but it keeps freezing my computer.
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