Whether you want to make hemp, sunflower, pumpkin, flax, chia, or sesame seed milk - they all have their benefits. Chia seeds are also another great option for making dairy-free milk. Chia milk is high in fiber, calcium, manganese, potassium, vitamins B1, B2 and B3, as well as zinc. Sesame seed milk is rich in oleic fatty acids, lignans, sesamin, sesamolin and phytosterols that can lower cholesterol. Sunflower seed milk is a popular choice among many dairy-free milk lovers because it is creamy, nut-free, rich in vitamin E, selenium (great as a metabolism-boosting, anti-inflammatory tool) and magnesium.
There are a lot of grain-based milks on the market, including rice milk which is the most popular plant-based milk of choice. Other grains to make dairy-free milk include quinoa and oats
Rice milk tends to be sweeter than other dairy-free alternatives, but it is not as creamy as nut, oat, and seed-based milks. The great thing about rice milk is that it has no cholesterol making it a great choice for heart health. It is also the least allergenic dairy-free milk on the market, which is great for those with allergies to nuts and more.
Nut milk is not a new thing. It has been a popular go to for milk lovers that cannot handle dairy or who are trying to live a healthier lifestyle. If you have a great love for almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts, or pralines - you can make milk out of them! Nut-based milks have the same amount (if not more) vitamin D and calcium than regular cow’s milk. As another bonus, some even contain a small amount of fibre, which you would never find in cow’s milk.