Friday, October 30, 2015

My Top 5 DAIRY SUBSTITUTES

I switched to dairy free for allergy reasons however some of you reading this may have switched or want to switch for the health benefits or it is just a personal choice.
I will save the reasons of why you should go dairy free for a future post. Today I am going to share my favourite diary substitutes and hopefully this will help you out if you are trying to make the switch.
1) MILK

This is the obvious one! My favourite substitute is Almond Milk. I actually used almond milk before I even went fully diary free. My top one is the Alpro Unsweetened Almond Milk. I like to keep to unsweetened and I also avoid refined sugars. However if you want a sweeter alternative I also like the Rude Health Unsweetened Almond Drink. This is made with rice as well as Almonds and I find it gives a subtle sweetness. I find this one great for coffee!

Now if you do not like Almond milk then there are lots of other options for example oat milk, quinoa milk, rice milk or soya milk. 

2) YOGURTS 

Oh I do love a yogurt! My favourite at the moment is the Coconut Collaborative. They come in many flavours however I am boring and I like the Natural Flavour and I like to add in my own ingredients for example nuts, seeds and dates. I love the consistency of coconut yogurts they are a little thicker and personally I prefer that! Another brand to mention is Coyo. These are pretty similar and I must say I do like their Vanilla one! 

3) CHEESE

Now this one I am still trying to crack! The best brand I have found so far is Vio Life. Their pizza cheese is really good! It defiantly is the best I have found and it melts like a dream! To be honest with you I do not eat cheese that much any more as I have found it hard to find a really good substitute. I found Vio Life this week and I made nachos and it defiantly beats any other brand I have tried! 

4) ICE CREAM 

Good by Ben & Jerrys! Cookie dough was the best however that is a no go now! My favourite ice cream is by Bouja Bouja. The brand in general makes amazing products! Their chocolate is to die for! My favourite ice cream flavour is Hunky Punky Chocolate. Just go get a tub and thank me later! There are more flavours to choose from if chocolate is not your thing but for me that one is the winner! 

5) CHOCOLATE 

So chocolate is chocolate I know however standard brands like Cadbury are off limits now! The best chocolate I have found is Pana Chocolate. It just melts in your mouth and any one I make try it just drools after it is so good! My favourite flavours are mint and orange. You will also find that because the quality is so high one square or maybe 2 is enough! So no more accidentally eating one bar at a time! 

So there we have it! I hope I have introduced/ helped you with some new brands and products. What are your favourite dairy substitutes ? Let me know in the comments!! 

Next time I will be talking all about Gluten Free substitutes! So make sure you are following me on Bloglovin' so you do not miss it! 

Have a great day!

Ivy xo
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