Since I started at the Granola Factory more than two years ago, Good Vibrations granola has always been my favorite. For this granola, we nixed the butter and used fruity olive oil and shredded coconut. It’s sweetened with brown sugar and is unlike any other granola on the shelf. The granola is versatile in that you can snack on it straight from the bag or eat it with milk for a delicious breakfast. I tried it with 6 different types of plant-based milks: Almond, Coconut, Hemp, Macadamia, Oat and Soy. Below are my three favorites and here’s why...
Hemp milk stands out amongst other plant-based milks as it has a smooth and nutty flavor. Its creaminess is reminiscent of a glass of dairy milk and pairs well with our Good Vibrations for a satisfying breakfast. It’s made with hulled hemp seeds which are a great source of protein.
Hemp Milk, which has taken popularity in the past few years, is packed with health benefits such as calcium and essential amino acids. It’s loaded with Omega 3 and 6 which regulate blood pressure and inflammatory responses
I tested Pacific Foods Hemp Milk which is widely available and can be found amongst the shelf-stable dairy alternatives.
Another milk alternative taking the supermarket by storm is Oat Milk. It’s a fan favorite due to its creamy nature and sustainability. Although its typically at a higher price point than other milks, its production leads to 80% less greenhouse gas emissions and uses 60% less energy. Oat milk is also fortified with calcium and vitamin D to promote healthy bones.
Coconut milk is typically a lighter and lower calorie milk. It brings out the coconut flakes in our Good Vibrations. Coconut milk has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties which help destroy a wide variety of disease-causing organisms.
I tested SO Delicious Organic Coconut Milk which can be found in most supermarkets and is fortified with important vitamins and minerals.
We’d love to include your favorite dairy milk alternatives in our list. Comment your suggestions below and we’ll give them a try!