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The Milky Way: Why I Made the Switch to Plant-Based Milk

Posted on the 07 October 2023 by Sparklesandstretchmarks @raine_fairy
The Milky Way: Why I Made the Switch to Plant-Based Milk
Hey there, lovely readers! Today, we're going to dive into a topic that's close to my heart (and my fridge): plant-based milk. Yep, you heard me right. We're talking almond, soy, oat, and all those delicious alternatives that have changed the way I enjoy my cereal, coffee, and life in general.  I made the switch after giving Veganuary a go back in 2019 - although I didn't make it all the way through the Vegan challenge (I just missed chocolate way too much! Nothing soothes my soul after a difficult January day like a chocolate digestive!), there were some elements that I actually preferred - For example we still choose vegetarian options for most of our main meals, and Plant-Based Milk also became my preference. 
It took me a while to find one I really enjoyed as different options can really impact the flavor of things, in fact there's a great article about the Best Plant Based Milk for tea which breaks down the options really well - but once I'd settled on my favorite (almond for me), I never looked back.
So, let's chat about the amazing benefits of switching to plant-based milk. 
**1. It's a Dairy-Free Delight**
First things first, plant-based milk is dairy-free. That means no lactose, no casein, and no upset tummy for those who are lactose intolerant or have dairy allergies!  It's really helped my tummy issues, and as I start my days with either a smoothie or a bowl of porridge - it means I can enjoy my breakfast without worrying about what may happen later!
**2. Kind to the Planet**
Let's talk green for a moment. Plant-based milk is way kinder to our beautiful planet than dairy milk. Producing plant-based milk generally requires less water and produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions. So, with every sip, you can feel good about reducing your carbon footprint. Even swapping one bottle of your regular milk by adding a plant based option to your regular milk delivery can make a difference.
**3. Allergy-Friendly Options Galore**
Plant-based milk doesn't just cater to the lactose intolerant. There's a wide variety of options that cater to different dietary needs and preferences. Soy milk, almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk – the list goes on. Whether you're nut-free, soy-free, or gluten-free, there's a plant-based milk for you.
**4. Calcium and Vitamins **
Don't think you're missing out on essential nutrients when you switch to plant-based milk. Many brands fortify their products with calcium and vitamins D and B12, making them just as nutritious as their dairy counterparts. Some even offer more calcium per serving. So, you can still have strong bones and shiny teeth...and all of that goodness means you can indulge in a sweet treats delivery too!
**5. No Cholesterol, No Problem**
Plant-based milk is naturally low in cholesterol which means no more worrying about heart health and cholesterol levels. It's a win-win for your taste buds and your ticker, and the ideal option for anyone needing to reduce their cholesterol intake.
**6. Versatile and Delicious**
Plant-based milk is super versatile. You can use it in pretty much any recipe that calls for milk – from pancakes and smoothies to creamy soups and lattes. And let's not forget the wide range of flavors! Whether you prefer the subtle nuttiness of almond milk or the creamy goodness of oat milk, there's a flavor for every palate.
**7. It Lasts Longer**
Ever found yourself pouring out spoiled milk? Plant-based milk typically has a longer shelf life than dairy milk. That means less wasted milk, and more money saved in the long run.
**8. It Tastes Amazing**
Last but not least, the taste. Plant-based milk has come a long way, my friends. Gone are the days when it tasted like chalky water. Nowadays, these milks are creamy, delicious, and can even rival the real deal. Your morning coffee and cereal will thank you.
So there you have it, folks! Whether you're doing it for your health, the environment, or simply because you love the taste, making the switch to plant based milk can be a game-changer. Trust me, your taste buds won't know what hit them.  đŸŒąđŸĽ›
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