What is it: A rich, creamy beverage made from hulled hemp seeds and water.
Tastes like: Its slightly nutty flavor may be an acquired taste.
Why it may be good for you: It’s a bit higher in fat than cow’s milk, but the fat is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are good for the heart and brain.
Give it a try: If you’re new to hemp milk, use it in baked goods and other recipes that have a lot of spicy flavors. This will help mask the funky taste.
What is it: This beverage is made from soaked oats and water.
Tastes like: It has a delicate flavor and aroma that hints of oatmeal.
Why it may be good for you: It’s low in fat and calories. But if you have allergies or a gluten intolerance, read labels to check that the brand you’re buying is free of other grains such as barley and triticale, which contain gluten.
Give it a try: It adds creaminess and extra flavor to sauces and cookie dough.
What is it: Milk from a goat has a little less lactose than cow’s milk, so may be easier to digest if you have mild lactose intolerance. But if you’re really allergic to dairy, it’s not lactose-free.
Tastes like: It’s a little tangy and may have a slight goat-cheese aroma that people either love or hate.
Why it may be good for you: Compared to cow’s milk, it has a little more protein and fat, and slightly higher levels of calcium.
Give it a try: Use it in any recipe that calls for cow’s milk.
Check out our October issue, on newsstands Sept. 10, for more about all kinds of milks!