Trying to break up with dairy? Saying adios to milk is no easy feat, especially when it’s been a lifelong relationship. It’s easy to relapse and promise to never cheat again, but easier said than done. You’re probably aware of the mainstream propaganda surrounding dairy (drink milk or become an invalid lacking bone density), which has been scientifically countered by a number of experts in the field who continue to debunk the myths (check out The China Study). Aside from gastro issues, there is a slew of inflammatory side effects over the long term as well as chronic sinus conditions associated with dairy. If any of these issues ring the proverbial cow bell, it’s probably time to sever the dairy ties and find a new match.
Luckily, the market for milk substitutes is wide reaching and LARGELY improving in taste; from soy and rice to hemp and quinoa. Personally I’ve grown fond of the almond variety – unsweetened for less havoc on the blood glucose levels and easy to digest. It’s also lower in calories per serving, and even more delicious with chai or matcha green tea “lattes”.
If ice cream is a tough item to part with on your list, I recommend trying out Almond Dream‘s vanilla or chocolate flavor. It’s also a great low blood sugar quick fix! Not to mention creamy and delicious.