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Jill Donenfeld

Jill Donenfeld

Posted: May 25, 2010 09:02 AM

Holy Cow! 5 Healthy Dairy-Milk Alternatives

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I recently started getting these Earth Bar smoothies from my gym that are made with hemp milk. Since many of our clients are vegetarian and vegan, it got me thinking about other tasty and nutritious dairy-milk alternatives. After a little investigating, I've compiled some info about my favorites.

Rice Milk
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Rice milk is made from boiled rice, brown rice syrup and brown rice starch. Thickening agents, sugar and vanilla are often added to commercial rice milk. Rice milk is naturally popular with vegetarians and vegans since it contains no animal byproducts. Most commercial brands of rice milk—like Rice Dream--are fortified with calcium. This is why a serving of fortified rice milk provides the same amount of calcium as a serving of cow's milk. Rice milk is also often fortified with niacin, vitamin B12, vitamin A, vitamin D and iron. I really don’t love it, but in a pinch it’ll do.
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