Looking for healthy alternatives to milk? Or maybe you simply like trying and adding new flavors to your life. Two milk alternatives that have increased in popularity over the years are oat milk and almond milk. While you probably have been asked at your local coffee joint about adding either to your order, or just stared them down in your dairy aisle, do you know what makes them different other than their bases? That is what we are here for. Below we have a breakdown of what both are, how they differ in flavor and why you should consider them.
Oat Milk vs Almond Milk
Oat milk typically packs more protein, some fat and may contain some oil to give it a “creamier” feel. Almond milk on the other hand tends to be lower in calories due to a higher water content.
Moving on to taste and texture, we start to see more differences than in the nutritional realm of these two milk alternatives. For starts oat milk is much thicker than almond milk. If you are looking for something that resembles the texture of dairy milk more, almond milk is the move. Almond milk tends to have a “nuttier” flavor whereas oat milk is sweeter.
Depending on what you want to use each for can make a big difference in what you choose. If you are wanting something to bake with oat milk is a better option due to its higher carb content that will give you treats that golden brown color. However, almond milk tends to be a better choice in beverages such as coffee, smoothies or even cereal.
End of the day you can’t really make a wrong choice with either unless you have food allergies to consider. Both are great and have their good points that can liven up food and drinks. It’s more about doing your homework and understanding your own preferences and/or nutritional needs.
There is a chance neither of these milk alternatives will work for you, but fret not! There is a plethora of choices when it comes milk alternatives that have both nutritional and health benefits.
Hemp Seed Milk
Macadamia Nut Milk
Just to name a few.