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I recently made the switch from ovo-lacto veg to vegan... I'm still trying out the different options for milk (soy, rice, almond, etc) and had a few questions.<br><br><br><br>
You should know that I primarily used milk on cereal (I have never been a milk-drinker) and I am looking for a good substitute. I have found that I prefer the less-beany taste of rice milk to the brand of soy milk I currently have, but as there are SO many different options, I woud like some help! I am also currently trying to lose some weight that I picked up from stress-eating this spring and I am trying to watch my calorie-intake.<br><br><br><br>
What brands/varieties/flavors do you guys prefer?
 

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I can't name any brands, since I don't live there, but with cereals I found oat milk to be the best. Soy milk had a flavour which I disliked, but oat milk is really "neutral": it isn't completely tasteless like water, it's just right. The only downside is that the oat milk which I used, which at first was like gray, always changed into white, more "cream-like" stuff after a day or two. So oat milk is wonderful at first, but when the can is more than a half empty, it isn't very good anymore. But you might have better brands and different oat milk there.<br><br><br><br>
And also I like the oat milk -based chocolate drinks much more than the soy milk -based. The latter have, like I said above, a flavour which I don't like.<br><br><br><br>
But I haven't tasted rice milk yet, so my recommendation is only from a "selection" of soy milk and oat milk.
 

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I've tried one brand of oat milk and it tasted a lot like soy milk.<br><br>
I didn't like rice milk at all.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.whitewave.com/index.php?id=34" target="_blank">White Wave</a> makes good soy milk. Silk.
 

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I'm in the UK so I can't give you brands, but I buy two soymilks: one regular for tea and one sweetened (with apple juice I think) for cereal and smoothies. I found that rice milk was too hard to find in my local area, and I prefer soymilk anyway. If you choose a fortified brand it's an easy way to get some extra calcium and vitamins.<br><br><br><br>
I think you have a lot more options over there than we do here, but try not to get too overwhelmed. Stick with one brand that is affordable and easily accessable for a couple of weeks. You may find the taste grows on you.<br><br><br><br>
Also, welcome to VB and congratulations on becoming vegan <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"> I wish you the best of luck on your journey <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I'll have to go with Silk plain - it has a very neutral but yummy flavour. But if you need a bit more sweetness, the vanila flavour is good too.
 

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Thanks... You guys have been really helpful. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> What about nutrition? What brand will give you the most punch nutritionally without the added calories?
 

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<a href="http://www.whitewave.com/index.php?id=34" target="_blank">http://www.whitewave.com/index.php?id=34</a><br><br><br><br>
That link shows the nutrition facts of the Silk products. Just click the "View nutrition facts" links under the pictures <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Cissy</i><br><br><b><a href="http://www.whitewave.com/index.php?id=34" target="_blank">http://www.whitewave.com/index.php?id=34</a><br><br><br><br>
That link shows the nutrition facts of the Silk products. Just click the "View nutrition facts" links under the pictures <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></b></div>
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Thank you, Cissy. That helped a lot. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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If you dislike soy milk, mix it with cow milk and reduce the percentage of cow milk slowly until you like soy milk as much.
 

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i've only tryed soy milk, none of the other "milks". i haven't experimented with many brands, because i don't buy it often. when i do buy it, i try the brand on special.
 

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I really like the Rice Dream rice milk.<br><br>
It has such a nice light taste. Doesn't overpower the cereal.
 

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Mark and I drink Silk or Sun Soy. They are great, he prefers the SunSoy to use in cereal and Silk (both plain) to drink. I like the Silk and West Soy (West Soy also has Vanilla) unsweetened for cereals and to drink in shakes. I think Silk had a better flavor.<br><br>
My Nonnie drinks low fat Westsoy and other brands.<br><br>
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I like soymilk... Regular 8th Continent is good, but I'm not sure it's vegan. Cause it has vitamin D, and I don't know i it's D3 or D2. Does anyone happen to know? I've tried asking them on their website but no answer... I use soymilk usually in cereal and when I bake. I don't drink it very often...
 
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