As more and more people are opting for dairy milk alternatives, the demand for plant-based milks has increased exponentially. Plant milk is a fantastic alternative to dairy milk for a multitude of reasons. Not only is it more ethical and sustainable, but it is also a great alternative for people intolerant or sensitive to dairy. This month we’ve teamed up with a brand making waves in the plant milk market. Much like our ethos here at FS, Plenish’s approach to making their m*lks is one centred around the use of natural ingredients. No nasties to be found here ladies.
Not all plant-based milks are created equal. Many of the plant-based milk options available in the market today are loaded with artificial ingredients which can disrupt the delicate balance of hormones in the female body. At FS we’re all about wholesome, all-natural nutrition for optimal health, that’s why we’re big fans of Plenish’s range of plant-based milk alternatives - which cater to a number of dietary requirements and preferences.
According to our in-house nutritionist, Harriet Well, when choosing a milk there are a few things to consider; nutrients, taste, use and ingredients. One of the things we love about Plenish plant-based milks is their simple and whole-food ingredients. To help you when next shopping for a plant-milk we’ve created the ultimate guide on how to choose the best plant milk to suit your needs.
Plenish Almond Milk is a great option for those who are looking for a low-calorie alternative to dairy milk. It is also a good source of Vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that helps protect your cells from damage. This milk is also naturally lactose-free and is a good option for those who are lactose intolerant.
Plenish Cashew Milk is a great option for those who are looking for a creamier texture in their milk. Cashew milk is also high in protein and healthy fats, making it a good option for those looking for a filling and nutritious alternative to dairy milk.
Plenish Hazelnut Milk is a great option for those who are looking for a milk alternative that is high in healthy fats - which are great for supporting your hormones. Hazelnut milk is also a good source of calcium, which is important for maintaining healthy bones.
Plenish Oat Milk is a great option for those who are looking for a milk alternative that is high in fibre. Oat milk is also low in fat and calories, making it a good option for those who are trying to lose weight.
Plenish Coconut Milk is a great option for those who are looking for a milk alternative that is rich and creamy. Coconut milk is also a good source of medium-chain triglycerides, which are a type of fat that is quickly metabolised by the body and used for energy.
We love shaking up a few scoops of our Vegan Protein Blend with a Plenish milk of our choice, for the most natural and artificial-ingredients-free shake to start our morning with stable blood sugar and balanced hormones. Let us know which one is your fave!
Written by Harriet Lidgard
Nutritionist (BSc) & Health Coach