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What is the best dairy-free milk?

Let’s start with what to avoid: soy milk, rice milk, oat milk.

Oat milk is a hard no for me.

  • Highly processed.
  • Grains.
  • Inflammatory fat.
  • Spiked with cheap vitamins that don’t absorb well.
  • Gums to make it seem creamy.
  • MSG hiding in “flavors”
  • Not much fat, 3 grams

This brand and others tested positive for glyphosate—the most widely-used herbicide (Roundup) in the world and linked to number of human health problems including

  • cancer
  • neurological diseases
  • endocrine disruption
  • birth defects.

MALK organic oat milk has glyphosate and arsenic.

Arsenic is linked to cancer, cardiovascular disease and developmental impacts to children.

“Glyphosate has been found in a variety of oat products, including oatmeals and cereals, as well as some lentils and barleys.

Some experts believe late season glyphosate spraying — which hastens the drying out process for crops in the field — is the culprit.” [source]

They douse the grains with glyphosate late in the season to make the crop dry out faster.

It’s problem with wheat too.

Nut Milk and Coconut Milk

Nut Milks: Most of the packaged “dairy-free” nut milk products on the market contain junk ingredients (sugars, flavorings, colorings, thickeners, preservatives, and other additives).

Best Options

Canned, full-fat coconut milk. If you don’t like the taste or don’t tolerate coconut, there’s other options. 

When purchasing, I find that the fewer the ingredients, the more they charge, I guess because they don’t sell the volume to support lower prices.

Try to avoid the products using omega-6 oils (sunflower is a biggie), sugar, agave, grains, juices, flavors, and many thickeners.

Here are options found on Amazon. You may find better options in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.

Almonds are high in oxalates so keep that in mind when choosing an alternative milk.

Moola Organic Simple Almond Milk is probably the best almond milk with 3 ingredients (water, almonds, salt).

Walnut Milk: No added gums or emulsifiers. I have not tried it but people like it. Only downfall is that it is pricey.

Hazelicious milk is clean with limited “other ingredients” and 3g carbs/cup.

I occasionally use Macadamia Milk to offer guests who want cream or milk in their coffee. I make chia pudding with Milkadamia, but it does have flavors added.