This month, if you have not tried almond milk, give it a shot. My favorite almond milk is Califia Farms Pure Vanilla Almond Milk. It is very creamy with a subtle sweetness and only has 3 grams of sugar for 8 ounces. It is also non GMO verified and carrageenan free. The safety of carrageenan has been questioned over the years so while the debate continues I prefer to play it safe and avoid it.
Why swap in plant-based milk? Cow’s milk has been linked to elevated body inflammation, mucous production and digestive issues. Research has shown that animal dairy has little or no benefit for bones. Regardless of all of the controversy surrounding dairy, I personally feel better when I am dairy-free and that is enough proof for me.
So for the month of June, try almond milk with your steel cut oatmeal or add it to a fruit smoothie and consider the brand Califia.