If you are allergic to dairy, I’ve compiled a list of the top three dairy alternatives! Even if you are not allergic to dairy I recommend trying some of these alternatives as having too much dairy can spike insulin levels which promotes inflammation in your body, resulting in inflamed skin. If you have struggled with acne for a long time, try limit your dairy intake and this way you can monitor if it is irritating your skin and causing breakouts.

Rice Milk

Rice milk is the third most popular alternative to dairy, and with all the benefits – it’s no wonder why! Rice Milk is made from boiled rice, brown rice syrup, brown rice starch and water. Rice milk is the most hypoallergenic of all milk products, has the least amount of fat compared to all other alternatives and is naturally high in all B vitamins which are essential to your metabolism, circulation and nerve function.

Pro’s:

  • Low in fat
  • Nice flavour
  • Easy DIY milk

Con’s:

  • High in sugar
  • Low in protein

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Oat Milk

Oat Milk is made from oat groats and water however is not a gluten-free alternative. Oat meal is a great source of folic acid, vitamin E, calcium, vitamin D and fibre! Oat milk is best suited for tea’s, cereal and oats as it does not bind well when cooking. It’s also higher in sugar when compared to other dairy alternatives.

Pro’s:

  • Oats have many health benefits
  • Cholesterol free
  • Good source of vitamins

Cons:

  • Not suitable for those with gluten allergies/sensitivies
  • High in sugar
  • Thin consistency

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Almond Milk

Almond milk is low in fat and calories and contains no animal by products. It’s made from ground almonds that been mixed with water. Compared to soy and rice milk, almond milk has the highest concentrations of vitamins and minerals. It contains copper, zinc, iron, magnesium, manganese, calcium, potassium and selenium. All of these nutrients are naturally occurring meaning that you can make your own almond milk and it’s just as good as the one you buy at the shops!

Please note: Almond milk is not safe for those with tree nut allergies.

Pro’s:

  • Low in fat
  • Good to bake with!
  • Easy DIY milk

Con’s:

  • Not suitable for those with nut allergies/sensitivies
  • Low in protein

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