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June 16, 2012 6:14 AM
Which one do you prefer and why?

EDIT: any other milk I forgot to mention lol
Edited by onikonor On June 16, 2012 6:17 AM
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June 16, 2012 6:16 AM
If coconut isn't an option than cow milk. I usually go full fat, but sometimes 1%, as that is what my husband likes. I usually only consume it once or twice a week.
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June 16, 2012 6:19 AM
Depends on what I'm using it for... milk in my coffee, almond milk in my oatmeal.
June 16, 2012 6:20 AM
I love Almond milk. I recently discovered that it was cows milk that was making me feel ill. I switched to almond milk as the idea of sweet (soy and rice) milk grossed me out. I now use Blue Diamond Sugar Free Vanilla Almond Milk. I love it! I actually prefer it now. The best part, 40 calories per cup! The downside is that it only contains 1g Protein per cup, but I get my protein elsewhere.
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June 16, 2012 6:21 AM
My favorite is unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Sometimes I get the coconut almond blend too for a different flavor. I mix it with chocolate whey isolate, cocoa, and sometimes sugar free natural peanut butter. Crap, now I have to go make one.
June 16, 2012 6:21 AM
I used to drink soya, then went back to semi skimmed when I met y husband. A few months ago we switched to organic semi skimmed but as of last week I am now on coconut milk. It's pretty tasty and coconut is soooo good for you
June 16, 2012 6:23 AM
I use coconut milk mostly, but if i can't get it will use Rice milk as a back up. I'm allergic to cow's milk, soya and almonds!
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June 16, 2012 6:23 AM
2% Milk
June 16, 2012 6:24 AM
I alternate between coconut milk and unsweetened almond milk. I don't t use soy milk any more as I am hypothyroid and soy is not good for those of us with this condition! Have read conflicting info about soy for the general public--some swear by it and others say with all the chemicals and genetic modifications that you shouldn't touch the stuff.
Edited by JustPeachy044 On June 16, 2012 6:25 AM
June 16, 2012 6:25 AM
I have recently been wondering the same thing as Almond Milk is pretty tasty and has less calories. However, Almond milk only has 1g of protein vs Cow's Milk/Soy Milk at 7-8g protein. The other benefit to Cow's milk is the calcium. I am going to get some Almond Milk to use at times but think I will be sticking with my lactose free skim Cow's milk for the protein & calcium, I would rather get it from the source than taking a pill. Hope this helps!
June 16, 2012 6:26 AM
I drink coconut milk, almond milk is all right but I only like to use that if I'm cooking or making smoothies, it's to thick for me for cereal ....but cows milk is out of the question!!! (I feel the same about soy...will not touch the stuff!!)
Edited by meka1002 On June 16, 2012 6:28 AM
June 16, 2012 6:26 AM
It DEPENDS on what I'm using it for:

I ♥ unsweetened almond milk (add Truvia and vanilla myself) to use in SMOOTHIES, PROTEIN DRINKS, MILKSHAKES, PUDDINGS and CEREALS

but if I'm pouring a glass to DRINK w/ a MEAL.........NOT almond......I'm grabbing good ol' Bessie! Skim or 1%.
I also use COW'S MILK for making mashed potatoes.


I've tried SOY- tongue my taste buds are NOT a fan whatsoever.
Edited by Jill_newimprovedversion On June 16, 2012 6:29 AM
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June 16, 2012 6:27 AM
Whole cow's milk.
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June 16, 2012 6:31 AM
I have tried almond, coconut, soy, and goat milk. I hate almond, coconut, and soy. I like ice cream made with coconut milk, but I can't have a bowl of cereal with coconut milk. Ew. Goat milk I can handle. Taste wise I prefer cow's. I haven't tried hemp. I think I should just give up.
June 16, 2012 6:33 AM
I prefer soy milk, but i've developed a nut allergy and can no longer drink soy or almond milk so i've gone back to skim fat free cows juice
June 16, 2012 6:33 AM
cow milk, 3.5% fat. i just love it. sometimes i get rice or soy milk if i want a flavored milk like vanilla or chocolate...
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June 16, 2012 6:33 AM
I use coconut milk, and then if I can't find it for some reason, I use Silk soy milk.
June 16, 2012 6:35 AM
I used to love whole milk. Dairy does not love me now. Imitation "milks" arn't the same.
June 16, 2012 6:37 AM
i love coconut milk, i used it in scrambled eggs the other day and it was delish. as well as with my cereal and other things milk would be used for.
it is pretty low calorie (an 8 oz serving of the so delicious brand is 45 cals).
health benefits as well, helps build strong bones, helps prevent anemia, helps control weight, helps lower blood pressure, things like that.
it is a little thicker though which can be a turn off, i add a little water to it with my bowl of cereal and it is perfect. and it doesn't taste like straight up coconut, you can't even taste coconut honestly.
it can be a little pricey, like the soy, almond, rice milks.
great for any intolerances to dairy.
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June 16, 2012 6:38 AM
I don't fancy cow milk, I think it is bad for health as cows nowadays are fed with medicinal drugs and antibiotic which bring more harm than goodness to the human beings.
June 16, 2012 6:42 AM
Cows milk is disgusting. I don't know how anyone drinks that nastiness :S
Organic soy milk, unsweetened, or almond. Chocolate almond milk as a treat is the bomb, my 5yo loves it!
Edited by MissMama5 On June 16, 2012 6:42 AM
June 16, 2012 6:43 AM
I use skim milk.. I am interested in getting the optimal muscle building components, don't need the extra fat. However, I give my daughter whole milk and vanilla flavored almond milk because she is protein restricted, but I need to get a certain amount of calories, fat and protein in her in a day, and I try to watch her carbs. She gets 4 oz of whole milk and 14 oz of almond milk along with six ounces of V8 fusion juice for breakfast.
June 16, 2012 6:44 AM
Soy all the way for drinking, in cereal. Although I cook with 1% cow's milk and prefer it in coffee
June 16, 2012 6:45 AM
I'm an almond milk kinda girl. I love it. I'm disappointed with the soy I bought last week when my store was out of almond. After going a while without drinking cow's milk I find myself having an upset stomach after I drink any or eat cheese. I have yet to try coconut milk but I'm hesitant because I hate the taste of coconut but it is on my list to try one day.
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June 16, 2012 7:42 AM
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I have recently been wondering the same thing as Almond Milk is pretty tasty and has less calories. However, Almond milk only has 1g of protein vs Cow's Milk/Soy Milk at 7-8g protein. The other benefit to Cow's milk is the calcium. I am going to get some Almond Milk to use at times but think I will be sticking with my lactose free skim Cow's milk for the protein & calcium, I would rather get it from the source than taking a pill. Hope this helps!


FYI, almond milk has 50% more calcium than cow's milk.

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