These past couple of weeks I've been eating oatmeal almost every day, either for breakfast or as a mid-day snack. Personally I limit my consumption of dairy products to once/day which usually consists of yoghurt/quark because if I eat more than that ,I feel pretty bloated.. Therefore, I've bought soy or almond milk lately. I know a lot of "fitness people" are often against drinking regular milk because of the cholesterol level and usually buy these milk alternatives instead. I personally don't count calories so for me the most important thing is that it is good for my body, which means as natural as possible and taste good. Below is my short comparison of these products:
x Soy milk has more protein 3.3g vs. 0.4g
x Almond milk has less calories 13 kcal vs. 32kcal
x Almond milk has less fat 1.1g vs. 1.8g
x Almond milk contains Vitamin E (1.08mg), Soy milk doesn't.
x Soy milk taste better, much creamier and almost like it's a little thicker. Almond milk taste pretty watery.
x Both almond milk and soy milk contains a lot of junk such as emulsifiers & stabilizers.
x Almond milk can easily be home made by blending almonds and water together. Natural and way more delicious!
x Neither soy or almond milk taste good just as, it needs to be in a smoothie, with oatmeal, in cooking/baking etc.
Overall I think regular milk taste the best when just drinking it straight our of a glass paired with a meal or cookies. For now I think I'll keep switching up which type of milk I buy (as the difference between them are minimal) until I get my blender so I can make my own, natural almond milk, which is the best alternative for me! There's also other milk alternatives like coconut milk, rice milk, cashew milk, hazelnut milk, hemp milk, pea milk etc. I have not tried all of them but will most likely try them out. What is your favorite milk?