Lactose Sensitivity: 10 Plant-based Alternatives to Cow, Soy & Rice Milk by Chef Gigi Gaggero, Host of KSCU 103.3 FM LIVE Food Talk Radio S.F. Bay Area

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Lactose Sensitivity: 10 Plant-based Alternatives to Cow, Soy & Rice Milk

Cow's milk contains high levels of lactose and is 80 percent casein, which can cause bellyaches in kids with special needs and adults with belly sensitivities. Soy and rice milks are also considered foods that can worsen symptoms in people who are sensitive. Today, animals are pumped with growth hormones and antibiotics you should steer clear of anyway.

The following non-dairy milks are belly-friendly options and make great substitutes! Plus, it's just so weird that we are the only mammal that drinks another mammal’s milk. Think about it. Try these healthful alternatives. They are so delicious, especially when you press them yourself.

  • almond
  • coconut
  • hazelnut
  • cashew
  • pecan
  • brazil nut
  • macadamia
  • hemp milk
  • oat milk
  • flax milk

Give ‘em a try!

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Donna John
I plan to try almond milk soon, @chefgigi. You talk about pressing them yourself. How is that done? Think we may need a tip about that (hint hint). Sounds interesting!!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Almond milk is my absolute fave, Chef Gigi Gaggero! A close second is coconut milk. So happy to have these choices! Donna John - try almond milk in your chai, it's amazing!
Donna John
I will do that on my next chai. You may force me to get one today. Dang...
Donna John
I tried to order my chai yesterday with almond milk, but they didn't have it yet. Said to give them 2 weeks and it should be in all stores. Will have to try again! Elisa All 30SecondMom Chef Gigi Gaggero Ashlee Smith
Donna John
Starbucks, @chefgigi. I'm betting you have a great recipe for a DIY chai.
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I'm so excited for Starbucks to start serving almond milk! One week and counting, woohoo! xoxo Donna John Chef Gigi Gaggero Ashlee Smith @Annkatie.smith
Chef Gigi Gaggero, Host of KSCU 103.3 FM LIVE Food Talk Radio S.F. Bay Area
Oh my GAWSH - Statbucks does not serve Almond milk? All the more reason to go to Peets - but PHILZ is where the Chai is !
And no - I'm horrible at making Chai . Sad but true! Donna John Elisa All 30SecondMom
Sarah Darrow
Love this! We make our own homemade strawberry almond milk! And a chocolate cashew milk!

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