Moving from dairy to dairy free never seemed like a massive change in our household. Firstly, we knew that it would only be mum and I making the switch - trying to convert dad was going to take a lot more effort. But all of a sudden we were faced with having to find alternatives which we enjoyed in all of our foods. We needed something that tasted great in our warm drinks, that was good with cereal and didn’t alter the result of any of our baking.
At this stage, all I knew was that I didn’t want dairy anymore - as a naturally lactose intolerant person I had been denying the obvious switch for years. However, sick of the horrible symptoms and encouraged by the fact I wouldn’t be transitioning alone, we threw out the dairy milk (well, leaving a little for dad - ruining the dramatic effect) and started the testing process of finding the new soulmate to our morning cereals and afternoon cups of coffee - albeit decaf.
That’s when we fell in love with nut milk. Nutritious, low in calories and low in cholesterol. Not to mention the wide variety of different nuts to choose from, each with their specialised flavours and benefits to suit you and your priorities. Now supermarkets are usually pretty good at offering dairy alternative milks in their long life aisle, but other than oat milk and almond there is so much nutty-goodness left to be discovered.
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