Meet Milkadamia: Macadamia Nut Milk And 9 Other Dairy-Free Options For The Lactose Intolerant

November 6, 2017  |  
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If you’re lactose intolerant, then chances are, you’ve tried a whole host of milk options on the shelves and in the fridges to find something that won’t upset your belly. The common replacement for the regular options is usually almond milk. However, I had the chance to try milk made from macadamia nuts recently, and I think I might have found my new dairy-free alternative.

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Milkadamia

Milkadamia is a new drink made from raw macadamia nuts that are grown in Australia by the Jindilli Family Farms. The raw option, as opposed to roasted, results in a creamier drink than some of the usual suspects. However, it’s just like the rest — gluten-free, soy-free, non-GMO, vegan, cholesterol-free and full of all the vitamin D and B12 you need.

I actually tried both the original flavor, as well as the unsweetened vanilla and was impressed with them. I used the original flavor in a kale, strawberry, banana, blueberry and peanut butter (powder) smoothie and it had a rich, sweet flavor I wasn’t expecting — a pleasant surprise. It’s a delicious dairy-free option to add to your refrigerator.

Milkadamia can currently be picked up at stores like Whole Foods, Segway, Meijer, Safeway and online via Amazon and Jet.com. It will also be available in Walmart refrigerators in January.

But macadamia nut milk, as unique as it is, is not the only dairy-free plant-based milk out there. Check out a few other choices for those who don’t easily digest regular milk.

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Flax

I prefer my flax seeds in my almond butter, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t make for a tasty milk. Good Karma is a brand known for their flax seed milk.
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Peas

I know you’re probably turning up your nose at the idea of milk made from peas, especially since many people can barely eat peas on their plate. However, there are some good milks made from yellow peas on the market, particularly by Ripple.

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Rice

Quite a few brands make rice milk, which is formulated from brown rice and often preferred unsweetened. However, a pretty popular brand is Dream.

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Hazelnut

Hazelnut is delicious in chocolate — it’s also great as a milk. You can buy it from brands like Pacific Natural, or opt to make your own at home.

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Quinoa

Quinoa is everywhere, including in the milk aisle. The Suzie’s option gets a lot of love and is high in vitamin D, E and calcium.

 

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Cashew

Cashew milk is gaining in popularity behind options like almond. Both Silk and So Delicious make some delicious versions of cashew milk.

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Hemp

Hemp is often compared to almond milk and is preferred by many. Pacific Natural and Living Harvest have some pretty well-known and beloved options.

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Oat

How could we forget oat milk? It’s low in calories and lactose free, and not to mention, pretty good.

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Soy

And when all else fails, soymilk is still a popular option. Silk is known for their delectable soymilks.

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