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I have a couple of questions related to milk alternatives.<br><br><br><br>
1. which brand do you think has the best flavor? How does it stack up nutrition wise compared to milk?<br><br><br><br>
2. how do I get a fairly low cal (like skim milk, 90 calories a cup and no fat) soy/rice/nut milk? do they exist and do they tatse decent?<br><br><br><br>
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The fat free stuff is not good by itself, I mix it with Silk or Sunsoy half and half. I mix lowfat 'Lite" Westsoy with Lowfat Westbrae Rice Milk and that is really good, never tried it by itself. I usually use this blend in cereal. I have alos used Lite Westsoy in sauces and for drinking Splenda Westsoy Soymilk is lowfat and yummy.<br><br>
I always use plain rice/soymilk. I have never tried almond milk although Almond Breeze is reccomended by many.<br><br><a href="http://www.silkissoy.com/index.php?id=34" target="_blank">http://www.silkissoy.com/index.php?id=34</a><br><br><a href="http://sunsoy.com/" target="_blank">http://sunsoy.com/</a><br><br><a href="http://westbrae.com/products/index.htmlhough" target="_blank">http://westbrae.com/products/index.htmlhough</a><br><br>
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I like most full-fat soymilks.<br><br>
c'mon, 130 calorie a glass isn't so bad. And they taste yummy.<br><br>
Westsoy is good, but a little sweet.<br><br>
I've been buying sun-soy lately 'cause its cheap.
 

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I like almond milk (Almond Breeze) better than soy. It has a great flavor! I've tried the vanilla and the plain, and I like the plain the best because it's not too sweet.<br><br><br><br>
One glass has:<br><br>
60 calories<br><br>
2.5 grams of fat<br><br><br><br>
Healthy stuff! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I agree with Grain_girl.<br><br><br><br>
However, I have been mixing my own soy milk.. the dry powdered with very cold water. I use it in my protein drink, not sure how it would be plain.
 

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The only dairy case soymilk I can get here is Silk (I dispise aeseptic pack anything except silken tofu).<br><br>
I like it - more importantly my daughter (the Anti-Vegan) likes it.<br><br>
It's fortified and not too many calories.<br><br><br><br>
I can't wait to move back to the states so I can try the nutmilks.
 

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I tried Almond Milk (Pacific??) and it was plain disgusting. I ended up using it for cooking oatmeal, and even then I still couldn't stand it. Maybe I'm biased because I am not very fond of almonds anyway (I hate "marzipan", my family loves it *yuck*).<br><br><br><br>
My personal favorites are Pacific FatFree Rice Milk (I like it more watery than creamy), and Rice Dream Rice Milk. Both of them plain. I don't like chocolate, and flavors usually just add unnecessary sugar anyway.<br><br><br><br>
I also tried some other kind of soymilk (I don't remember the name, was it EdenSoy??), and it was sooo gross. I will never try it again. It was on sale at Fred Meyer and I was just thinking maybe I could experiment and see how it tastes. It had an odd brown color, way too dark for my eyes, since they were expecting a rather white fluid. It had a lot of fiber, maybe that was what made it so brown, but that didn't make up for the nasty taste.<br><br><br><br>
In general, I like non-soy milks much better (other than almonds). Maybe that's because soy gives me bloating and tummy aches.<br><br>
I don't like Silk much either, has a taste to it that I don't like, and it tastes way too much like real milk, and I always freak out if I have it, because I think I am having real milk or someone's trying to trick me and put real milk in the Silk container. The same thing happened with Soy Dream ice cream, I couldn't eat it because it tasted so much like real ice cream. And I can't have those fake meat products, they taste nasty to me, they are WAY too much like real meat.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, I went off topic here...
 

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so far I have tried:<br><br>
Pacific Almond<br><br>
Rice Dream<br><br>
SunSoy<br><br>
Silk<br><br><br><br>
I have liked them all. On cereals, I defintely like the extra flavor of the almond milk. For just drinking I like the Silk, and the SunSoy too. I find the SunSoy does better for cooking with.<br><br><br><br>
I'll keep trying new brands (except Edensoy, which my sister says is just plain gross) bonus, the kids love it too!
 

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I think I've only tried Silk soy milk, so that's what I like. It's fortified with vitamins and it's calcium enriched. For one cup it only has 100 calories and 4 grams of fat, that's not bad at all!
 
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