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March 13, 2012 3:12 AM
I wanted to use an alternative to my skim milk in my protein smoothies... What r the benefits of coconut milk/ silk
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March 13, 2012 4:07 AM
I drink both, but Soy milk will have more protein where Coconut milk has more healthy fats. The silk light vanilla is my favorite because it has a little bit more flavor without the calories than soy milk, but soy milk is a little creamier. I'd suggest get one of each and see what you like better!
March 13, 2012 4:11 AM
I went with unsweetened almond milk (vanilla) over coconut milk. I drink coconut water though. I think the less 'sweet' the better with a milk choice because you'll probably add sugar somehow to the smoothie (i.e., fruit). Probably also a matter of preference...I'm not a fan of how soy tastes in my smoothie!
March 13, 2012 4:17 AM
This is a funny topic in our house. If only you could see our fridge.

My son (age 4) drinks cow milk.
My husband prefers the taste of cocunut milk.
I prefer the taste of almond milk.
We drink soy milk because it has more protein than the last 2, but no cholesterol.

There is always a buffet of milk in our house. LOL.

I know that's not helpful, sorry... just wanted to share. :)
March 13, 2012 4:20 AM
Some of those have more cals than even 1% milk... So, if someone is watching cals, what's the benefit?
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March 13, 2012 4:20 AM
QUOTE:

This is a funny topic in our house. If only you could see our fridge.

My son (age 4) drinks cow milk.
My husband prefers the taste of cocunut milk.
I prefer the taste of almond milk.
We drink soy milk because it has more protein than the last 2, but no cholesterol.

There is always a buffet of milk in our house. LOL.

I know that's not helpful, sorry... just wanted to share. :)


This sounds an awful lot like my fridge! Although most of my choices are for my daycare kids lol Right now I have cows milk for my fiance and son, soy and coconut for myself and one of the daycare kids (we both like 50/50 mixture of both), and rice milk for another child. I like them all other than cows milk. And they all have their benefits. But my fave is a 50/50 combo of soy and coconut milk, especially in smoothies
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March 13, 2012 4:32 AM
Almond and soy are cholesterol free which is a consideration if you have a family history of heart disease. I don't llike the taste of soy. I use Almond milk in oatmeal and smoothies. I belileve one cup of Almond has 90 cals which is lower than one cup of 1%.
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