Dairy and milk alternatives are popping up all over the place. Aside from soy milk, almond milk is the most popular choice. It's lower in calories and offers 50% more calcium than cow's milk. It's lactose and casein-free, but should still be avoided by those with tree nut allergies. Almond milk is a wonderful source of vitamin E (meeting about half of the daily value), an antioxidant shown to support brain and heart health.
Look for unsweetened almond milk to avoid unnecessary added sugar. Try to find brands that also provide B12, vitamin D, calcium, and vitamin D (these are important for all but especially if following a vegan diet). You may also make your own almond milk by using raw, soaked almonds, water, and a light sweetener in the NutriBullet.
Nutrition FactsServing Size: 1 ounce (28 g)
Calcium 2.00% Iron 0.00%