Choosing a Non-Dairy Milk
Before I had to take a trip down the non-dairy aisle, I was never aware of how many options there were for a non-dairy drink. Unfortunately, Joseph reacted to soy and almond milk. He hasn’t tried oat milk yet, because I haven’t found a brand that is gluten-free. So, that leaves us with rice milk, hemp milk, and I most recently discovered, coconut milk.
I’ve mostly been giving Joseph rice milk, but I started to grow dissatisfied with it. The milk is so sweet, I started to wonder if it was really that much better than juice. It also didn’t have much fat or protein, which a growing toddler needs. So I decided to do some research into the various milks, and here is what I found (source Noshtopia)
Out of the three options, hemp milk actually appeals most to me with the 4 grams of protein. However, I just can’t bring myself to feed my baby something from the marajuana plant. I like the added fat in the coconut milk, and find its taste more like cow’s milk than rice milk. But it isn’t as enriched with vitamins as rice milk is. So, for now, I will switch between the two so Joseph gets the best of both worlds.